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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.

Fresh green teaConsume quickly
The best before date is 180 days from when the tea is packaged in Japan.
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.

Ways to Prepare

Our standard recipe for brewing loose-leaf genmaicha. The light flavors of bancha teas work well for any occasion. Drink with your meals or when you're trying to relax. Use hot water that is boiling vigorously to bring out the full aroma of this tea.

1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
Scooping Genmaicha dried green tea with golden toasted rice with silver tablespoon into Ivory artisan-made ceramic teapot
Scooping Genmaicha dried green tea with golden toasted rice with silver tablespoon into Ivory artisan-made ceramic teapot
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
1. Measure the leaves
2 tbsp. (10 g / 0.35 oz)
Add tea leaves to a kyusu or teapot.
2. Add hot water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Pouring hot water from silver kettle into ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic Ippodo Tea Co. Japanese kyusu teapot
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
2. Add hot water
240 mL (8 oz) 100°C (212°F)
Pour boiling water to cover tea leaves.
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
Ivory Ippodo Tea Co. Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Ivory Ippodo Tea Co. Tokoname-yaki ceramic kyusu teapot set beside orange clock timer on white table
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
3. Brew
30 seconds
Brew without stirring or disturbing the tea leaves.
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
Pouring futsumuchi roasted green tea Hojicha from Ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain teacup
Pouring futsumuchi roasted green tea Hojicha from Ivory Tokoname-yaki ceramic (kyusu) teapot into white porcelain teacup
Standard Genmaicha Brew
Makes one pot
4. Serve
Pour out every last drop.
Enjoy in your favorite teacup or mug.
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