How does it taste?
This tea has a light but refined flavour. It has a refreshing fragrance combined with a slight aroma of roasted rice.
How/when to enjoy it?
As soon as you get up, prepare piping hot Obukucha to bring out the fragrance and aroma. It's a good tea for waking you up. The flavour doesn't linger long, so the tea does a great job in a supporting role for any meal. It's the first tea that comes to mind at this time of year, regardless of the occasion.
What to enjoy it with?
It's a great match for confections like dorayaki or monaka that have a slightly fragrant pastry or wafer crust and a sweet and moist filling. Obukucha with a mochi lightly browned in an oven toaster. Heavenly!
How do Ippodo staff enjoy it?
When the New Year arrives, it's time for Obukucha! The light flavour means that nearly everyone likes it. It's useful as a gift for someone with unknown preferences. As a present, it has the additional merit of conveying your wishes for good health.
What is Obukucha?
An auspicious tea for celebrating the New Year and driving away any nasty aftertaste from the year before. Its roots go back over a millennium to Kyoto in the Heian Period. The type of tea used for obukucha differs according to the tea merchant's own traditions. Ippodo's Obukucha (Good Fortune Tea) is a special blend of genmaicha. It uses higher grade green tea leaves and a smaller proportion of roasted rice than our year-round Genmaicha to bring out the flavour of the leaves.
StrengthLight/easy to drink Rich/satisfying
- 30 sec.
Aroma helps you to relax. To be sure of getting the full aroma, use hot water that is boiling vigorously.
1 Use 10g of leaves (2 tablespoons)
2 Add 240ml of hot water (100°C)
3 Serve 30 seconds after beginning to pour the hot water.
- Obukucha (Good Fortune Tea) 100g Bag
- Size of Package : W12.0 x D3.0 x H24.5 cm
- Net Weight : 100grams.
- Per Serving (1 pot) : 10grams
- Ingredients : Green tea(Japan)
- Shelf Life : Rosted rice (Japan)