Kukicha Japanese Twig Tea (loose): This tea is made from the stems of high-quality Japanese teas, Sencha and gyokuro. For this reason it’s sometimes referred to as “the poor man’s gyokuro”. It has the same intense flavor and antioxidant properties as these famous teas, but because it’s made from a less desirable part of the tea plant, it’s much more affordable. And added benefit is that the stems are low in caffeine, so this tea is suitable for afternoon and evening. This tea is great iced too and pairs well with savory foods. Price: $3.25 per ounce.