Clearspring Organic Kukicha is a roasted twig tea with a rich, toasty taste and a mild, soothing effect. It contains only about one tenth of the caffeine of normal tea making it ideal for children and adults alike. Clearspring Organic Kukicha is prepared at Nagata Chaen, Kyoto, from select twigs and stems of the tea bushes harvested late in the season when the plant's caffeine levels are at their lowest. The twigs are steamed, dried, aged to develop their flavour, then roasted and mixed with a small portion of roasted tea leaves immediately prior to packing. Kukicha blends well with apple juice or cereal malt sweeteners.