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Obukucha (Good Fortune Tea) | New Year's Genmaicha from Ippodo

Obukucha (Good Fortune Tea) | New Year's Genmaicha from Ippodo

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Ippodo has been producing tea and matcha in Kyoto since 1717 and is one of the most respected tea makers in Japan. They have teahouses across Japan as well as in New York. They not only sell top quality tea, but are also very active in communicating great stories and flavours of tea and tea culture around the world.

Obukucha is a special release genmaicha, made with one of the highest grades of green tea leaves that Ippodo produces. The result is a tea with a fuller-bodied, sweeter green tea character and a hint of roasted rice.

Obukucha means ‘Good Fortune Tea’ so enjoy this tea and have a wonderful 2024!

This tea is seasonal, and once it has sold out it will not be restocked!

About the Tea Maker

Ippodo

Ippodo is another venerable company - one of the most respected tea merchants / makers in Japan - and has been producing green and matcha tea in Kyoto since 1717. They now have luxury teahouses across Japan and in New York. They don’t just sell top quality tea, but are very active in communicating narratives and ideas about tea culture and tastes around the world.

How to Make Perfect Tea

  1. Put the tea leaves in a pot. For 3 servings use 2 table spoons of tea (about 7~9 g). For 5 servings use 2 full table spoons of tea (about 11~13 g). Adjust to taste.
  2. Fill up a tea cup to 80% with hot water into 3 small cups for Sencha (about 60ml each) and let it cool down to a temperature of 70℃~75℃. A lower temperature will produce a milder and rounder taste, while higher temperatures will make the tea taste more sharp. If you enjoy sharp tasting teas, a temperature of 85℃~90℃ is suitable.
  3. Fill up the water back into the pot from the 3 cups and wait for one minute. When a higher temperature is desired, just wait for 30 seconds.
  4. Fill up the tea evenly into the 3 cups to obtain the same taste and concentration. Do not leave any tea in the pot, but fill up all out to the last drop.
  5. For a second infusion, use water of a little higher temperature than for the first and let the tea draw for only 10 seconds before filling up it into the cups.
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