White package with red details of Ippodo's winter edition Obukucha Good Fortune Tea premium Japanese genmaicha 100g bag
White package with red details of Ippodo's winter edition Obukucha Good Fortune Tea premium Japanese genmaicha 100g bag Stainless steel tablespoon measure of genmaicha green tea mixed with roasted rice scooped from red and white bag of Obukucha Scooping green tea with rice into clay teapot on lacquered wooden tray with three white minimalist Ippodo-branded teacups Loose leaf Obukucha Good Fortune Tea with deep green rolled tea and golden rice kernels on silver plate set on white table
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Obukucha (Good Fortune Tea) - 100g Bag

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Obukucha is a genmaicha that combines the light sweetness of high-grade yanagi tea leaves with the heartiness of roasted rice.

Shelf lifeConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when it is freshly packaged in Japan. For the best experience, consume within around one month of opening.
Serving size10 g / 0.35 oz (roughly 2 tbsp.)
Up to 3 pots can be brewed with the same leaves.
Size 4.7" × 1.2" × 9.6"
Net weight3.5 oz (100 g)

Obukucha is a special release genmaicha, made with higher grade green tea leaves than our year-round Genmaicha. The result is a tea with a fuller-bodied, sweeter green tea character and a hint of roasted rice. Just like our other genmaicha blends, you can enjoy sipping this tea lightheartedly throughout the day and with meals.

In Japan, the important New Year’s holiday is an occasion to gather with family—which of course calls for tea. We release this Obukucha exclusively around the holiday season, as a tea to drink in celebration of the arrival of a new year.

In fact, the name Obukucha means “Good Fortune Tea.” In Japan, Obukucha has been enjoyed for over 10 centuries as a tradition at New Year’s, to bring good luck and good health in the coming year. We hope that you and your loved ones enjoy this tea in happiness and health, while looking towards the new year.

In 951, a serious epidemic swept through Kyoto. In an effort to relieve the suffering, a Buddhist priest, Kuya, distributed tea to the people. It has been said that Emperor Murakami ushered in the New Year with a special cup of tea that year. Since then, it has been a Japanese tradition to drink Obukucha (which means “Good Fortune Tea”) around the New Year.

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