How does it taste?

Barley’s sweetness comes through clearly in the flavour and wonderful aroma of Ippodo’s mugicha, which is made from deep roasted six-row barley. Its taste leaves your mouth feeling refreshed, and is good for your mind and body.

How/when to enjoy it?

This caffeine-free tea is good for staying well hydrated when you’re tired or not feeling well.

What to enjoy it with?

Mugicha brings out the flavour of food, so it goes well with everything from summer vegetable curry to plain somen noodles.

How do Ippodo staff enjoy it?

This 1 kg can makes a good gift for people celebrating a birth or a recovery from an illness, or when you want to send something novel to friends or family.

  • Strength
    Light/easy to drink Rich/satisfying
  • Taste
    Bitter/sharp Sweet/umami
  • Fragrance
    Mild Fragrant/aromatic
How to Prepare

Large Amounts of Mugicha (kettle)

  •   50g
  •   2L
  •   Boiling hot water
  •   30min.

1 Use 50g (5 tablespoons) of mugicha (roasted barley)


2 Boil about 2L of water in a kettle, then add the barley. Turn off the heat and leave to brew for 30 minutes.


3 Transfer to a different container and you’re done!

Large Amounts of Mugicha (cooking pot)

  •   15g
  •   500ml
  •   Boiling hot water
  •   30min.

1 Use 15g (1.5 tablespoons) of mugicha (roasted barley)


2 Boil about 500ml of water in a cooking pot or saucepan, then add the barley. Bring back to the boil, then turn off the heat. Leave to brew for 30 minutes.


3 Transfer to another container, using a sieve to strain out the leaves and stems.

  • Mugicha(Barley Tea) 1kg Extra-Large Can
  • Size of Package : Dia. 12.7× H18.5cm
  • Net Weight : 1kg
  • Ingredients : Barley (Japan)
  • Shelf Life : 180 days
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