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.

  • Functional and convenient teapot for everyday use

    Despite its compact design, the teapot holds a full 720 ml, and is convenient to use when you need a large amount of tea. Heat-resistant glass allows boiling water to be poured directly into the teapot, and is microwave-safe. The individual parts (body, lid, and seal) are easy to wash, and can be placed in the dishwasher, making the teapot suitable for everyday use.

  • Designed for both teabags and leaf tea

    The teapot is structured so that the tea strainer is an integral part of the lid and tea leaves are caught when pouring tea. That structure makes the teapot suitable for leaf tea as well as for teabags. Glass does not pick up odours easily, so there is no need to reserve the teapot for a specific type of tea. In addition to Japanese tea, it can be used for black tea, herb tea, and all sorts of other teas.

  • Gyokuro teabags have only a light flavour, so they make a good accompaniment for meals.

    These teabags are recommended for gyokuro beginners. The tea produced by the teabags has Gyokuro's distinctive umami, but is mild and easy to drink. It fits in well with meals. To make gyokuro, simply throw in a teabag and pour hot water into the teapot. It's very convenient. Gyokuro is ready to drink after brewing for 2 minutes in hot water, or after brewing for 20 minutes in chilled water.

Specs
  • One-Pot Teabag Obukucha (10g x 9 Bags) / Glass Teapot
  • Box size : W19.6×D14.1× H13.3cm
  • Contents :
    - One-Pot Teabag Obukucha 10g x 9 Bags
    Shelf life: 180 days
    - Glass Teapot
    Capacity: 720ml
    Weight: 248g
    * Capacity and weight are approximate.
    Dimensions: Dia.7.8 x H12.5 cm (excl. handle and spout)
    Manufacturer: KINTO Japan (Made in China)
    Thermal shock resistance 120℃
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