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 teabag format makes this a good gift for someone who doesn't have a kyusu teapot. 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 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.

  • Strength
    Light/easy to drink Rich/satisfying
  • Taste
    Bitter/sharp Sweet/umami
  • Fragrance
    Mild Fragrant/aromatic
How to Prepare
  •   1 teabag
  •   300ml
  •   100℃
  •   2 min.

Hot Tea, Cold Tea, Quick & Easy


Gyokuro, sencha, genmaicha, hojicha: Boiling hot water, 300ml, 2 min. (with chilled water: 300ml, 20 min.)

  • One-Pot Teabag Obukucha (10g x 9 bags)
  • Size of Package : W15.0 x D4.1 x H24.3 cm
  • Net Weight : 90 grams. (10 grams x 9)
  • Ingredients : Green tea (Japan) , Rosted rice (Japan)
  • Shelf Life : 180 days
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