We have jus launched New Year Special Obuku Cha (Good Fortune Tea) collection from Ippodo and Marukyu Koyamaen Kyoto. This is part of a tradition from Kyoto that goes back to the Heian period (794-1185), people sent Obuku Cha to their friends and relatives when celebrating New Year, and praying for health and happiness. Each tea maker makes a different Good Fortune Tea. Ippodo’s one is always Genmai Cha (green tea with roasted rice), while Marukyu Koyamaen‘s one is a luxury blend of green tea and Gyokuro Tea (the very best green tea). They also produce an Obuku Cha matcha too.
It is a wonderful New Year tradition and we always make sure we have these special Obuku Cha, so we can all celebrate at this time of year. As it is a seasonal tea, quantities are limited, so please don’t hesitate to snap up your favorite Obuku Cha for yourself and your friends!