Hojicha Gold (80g)

Hojicha Gold is a delicate tea, made by roasting spring Sencha tea leaves. It is exquisite in color and aromatic in fragrance, with a gently roasted buttery sunflower taste. Its mellow elegance makes it a perfect meal accompaniment. It is low in caffeine and therefore also an enchanting evening tea.

Taste: Umami
Body: Medium
Texture: Rounded
Length: Medium
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Mixed
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried, Roasted

The Roasted Bundle

To make the most of DHL’s 2KG shipping allowance we have put together a bundle with DHL shipping in mind to be able to make the shipping more economically friendly by creating different bundles!

For all you roasted tea lovers out there, we have the whole collection of Obubu’s roasted teas!

In this Tea Sample Bundle we have:

  • Basic Hojicha (80g)
  • Dark Roast Hojicha (80g)
  • Amber Hojicha (80g) x 2
  • Gold Hojicha (80g)
  • Tsugumi Kukicha (80g)
  • Suzume Kukicha (80g)
  • Kyobancha (200g)



Matcha ganache tart

What to do when it’s raining outside and you have free time ? Baking of course ! Today’s treat : matcha ganache tart ! This was a first trial, and finding the balance between sweetness and the subtle bitterness of matcha was quite a challenge. Got this idea one morning while talking with Hiroe, Akky-san’s […]

Frost Nightmare (10g)

A very rare and natural Japanese white tea composed of Spring shoots that froze and thawed overnight.
Its beautiful bright golden liquor reveals delicate malty notes with a light earthy undertone reminiscent of cooked vegetables.
At the same time, its slight saltiness and hints of citrus make this tea very refreshing.

Taste: Medium
Body: Light
Texture: Sharp
Length: Medium
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Withered, Sun Dried

Obubu’s Original Tote Bag

Hello everyone~! It’s early March. In winter, when tea farming calms down a little, what are Obubu doing? Todays blog will be an exciting one! Obubu original tote bag is finally completed! ! This tote bag project is led by Marie of Obubu staff. The design, of course, the choice of tote bag fabric, the […]

Sweet Sakura Tea 2020

Sweet Sakura Tea Marie   Sweet cherry tea is also available this year!     What is Obubu Tea? Obubu Intern Raw Tea Sample Sakuracha This year, Obubu is preparing sweet cherry tea for spring! In Japan, cherry tea pickled with salt and plum vinegar is common and the most drunk, but for a few […]

Tea Club News

10 years have passed since Obubu tea farms started the tea club membership  system and supported by tea club members! It has been 10 years since we started our Tea Club Community and we are planning various new additions to renew the tea club membership system for the next 10 years! Totaling 35 countries! What […]

Memories of an Intern

Foreword Early in 2020 we had the pleasure of welcoming Ryuiti Izawa, a Japanese Masters Student, who studies tea at Shizuoka university. We are all so glad we were able to meet him and learn more about the details of tea genetics and diversity within it. He has written this blog post about his time […]

Replanting 2020

About Obubu’s activity this quarter, agricultural work and looking at tea plantations enjoying the agriculture. January Replanting 2020 If we are replanting an old tea garden to replant new tea trees, then we will do this during the winter.   These are the roots of a tea bush that is 40 years old.   As […]

White Enterprise Award!

[Thank you for the award] The White Enterprise Award and Special Commendation Award This time, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms won the White Enterprise Award and Special Commendation Award.   The White Company Award was created six years ago with the wish of increasing the number of companies (white companies) who value their employees’ happiness, job […]

2020 Spring Handpicking Event

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms Event – The events run through four seasons and are a tea farm tea picking experience, including Tea picking & tea making experience This year, it will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2020.   This is a photograph of the tea picking experience of spring of 2019 last year! The […]

Cuttings Day!

Hello everyone! It’s already January, aren’t you feeling under the weather with more cold and warm days? This time, I did the cutting with the help of our intern students! First, we cut the elongated tea branches and leaves directly from the field with scissors,  this becomes the base of the cuttings. Take the branches […]

Our New Warehouse!

We want to send tea from our new warehouse! There is a 150-year-old warehouse between Obubu Tea House and Obubu House. We make and also send the tea to our customers and our Tea Club Members! The refreshing aroma of the new tea season and the scent that the rich umami of freshly roasted green […]

Nick Kandilarov intern #115

  Today, I would like to introduce one of the interns!   This time it’s intern No.115, Nick from Bristol the United Kingdom originally from Bulgaria!   Speaking of Bulgaria, it is the country that everyone in Japan knows for its famous yogurt. Nick, moved to Bristol to five years ago and has been stocking […]

Kai’s Kitchen – Fine Tea and Brownies

Kai’s Kitchen Fine Teas and Brownies   Greeting friends. Well this is it. We’ve come a long way, but all good things must come to an end eventually. But don’t think that just because this is the last Kai’s Kitchen post, I didn’t want to make one last satisfying dish for you all. We’ve run […]

Kai’s Kitchen- Roasted Rice and Leafy Greens

Kai’s Kitchen Roasted Rice and Leafy Greens        Welcome back all! Welcome back to another mouth watering installment of Kai’s Kitchen! This week we are going to go for something a little lighter and more refreshing. The next dish we have is a palate cleanser, but is still deep and complex in flavor. […]

Kai’s Kitchen – 1 Fish, 2 Teas

1 Fish, 2 Teas Kai’s Kitchen        Howdy all! We are back at it with more tea cooking, and this week I’ve found something very cool for you all. We are moving on to the later courses of our meal, so time for something a little more filling. We had amuse bouche (appetizer) […]

Comparing Seasonal Sencha Green Teas

Last week, I wrote about shaded (Kabuse) green teas and I said that I would talk about unshaded (Roji) teas this week. However, I realized that it actually might be more useful to talk about harvesting seasons and why they are important, purely because most plants around the world are left unshaded in order to […]

Guide to Common Japanese Green Teas

Since I am living at Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms in Japan, it seemed most fitting to start a series focused on tea: TEA 101! The first post I wanted to write was a guide to common Japanese green teas. The concept behind TEA 101 is pretty loose but the main goal is to share what […]

What’s in a Name? Part III: Bancha & Hojicha

Are you ready for part 3?! Here come bancha and hojicha!  Bancha  番茶 The character for ban includes the characters for rice and field, and refers to a turn or a number in a series. Bancha is usually translated as coarse or common tea, and is made from mature leaves picked in between the four main harvests […]

Matcha Chia Pudding

Matcha Chia Pudding (serves one or two people) Increase the benefitsthat Matcha is provides by combining the green gold with another super food. In recent years chia seeds from South America have found their way in to the kitchens of numerous health conscious people. Enjoy it as a dessert to round off your meal or […]

Hand-picked Sencha (30g)

Medium-bodied with a long presence, this Sencha offers a balance of sweetness and astringency accompanied by grassy and vegetal notes. These emerald green needles create a light golden liquor with a floral aftertaste. Grown in full sunshine and picked by hand for the National Tea Competition, it is one of the most luxurious Senchas.

Taste: Astringent
Body: Medium
Texture: Rounded
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Steamed, Rolled, Dried

Obubu Sampler Set (18 x 5g)

Don’t know which tea to purchase? Interested in trying a range of Japanese teas? This sampler pack of 18 of our most popular teas is just the thing you need. This sampler set includes 5g samples of Heavenly Drop Gyokuro, Kabuse Sencha, Sencha of the Spring Sun, Sencha of the Earth, Sencha of the Wind, Sencha of Brightness, Sencha of the Summer Sun, Sencha of the Autumn Moon, Pine Needle Wakoucha, Genmaicha, Hojicha Gold, Hojicha Amber, Hojicha Basic, Hojicha Dark, Kyobancha, Kukicha Tsubame, Kukicha Tsugumi, Suzume Kukicha.

Sencha of the Spring Sun (80g)

A Sencha of the highest quality, Spring Sun is comprised of lovely dark green needles that create a sun-lit golden liquor. Medium-bodied with a long presence, it offers bright-tasting grassy notes with a delightful astringency. A delicious floral aftertaste reminiscent of crushed laurel persists. This tea is grown in full sunlight and harvested in spring. A truly beautiful tea, ideal for early mornings or afternoon calm.

Taste: Astringent
Body: Medium
Texture: Sharp
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried