Intern #128 Introduction

A Tea Bouquet! Nice to meet you, I’m Shota, the new 128th Obubu intern. I am from Kyoto, Japan. I love nature. I also like to exercise and I’m looking forward to walking in the mountains in the autumn. I also like to go mountain stream fishing when the time comes, though I have never […]

Autumn Hand Picking Event

The annual Obubu tea picking experience ended successfully today on the autumn equinox. We were blessed with good weather and it was a very pleasant tea picking experience. This time we had 4 guests, 3 volunteer staff, Japanese intern Shota and his staff. We all had a great time together, relaxing and having fun. We […]

Tea of the Month – September 2021

September Tea of the Month – Sencha of the Brightness with Akky   Hello and welcome back to our third tea of the month and we are very excited to bring you the one and only Obubu President and our Lead Tea Farmer, Akky-san!     For September, Akky is recommending another fantastic, shaded tea […]

Summer Tea Picking Event Report

On the 10th of July, we had a wonderful summer tea picking event with 5 groups of participants. Once again, we had to limit the number of participants to less than half, but they came with their families and friends. Everyone seemed to have so much fun!   It’s really hot at this time of […]

Tea of the Month – August 2021

Introduction For Tea of the month this month we bring you something special, a new brewing method for a fast and easy cold brew. Combine this new brewing method with a rarer tea and you will get a sweet and refreshing cuppa, ideal for those hot summer afternoons!   This month we have another of […]

Tea Adventures in a Gyokuro Tea Field

Hey everyone, it’s Marie from Obubu, it’s been a while! Japan has been very hot recently! I hope you are all doing well and enjoying your time wherever you are on earth! It’s the middle of July this week, and the second tea harvest is almost over…! Time flies by…this year too, since spring, all […]

Tea of the Month – July 2021

Tea of the Month – Sencha of the Summer Sun Today I thought I would test the waters with a post about the Tea of the Month chosen by a different staff member each month. This month we have the wonderful Kayo-San choosing her favourite tea for July and her brewing method. We had a […]

Farming day with Akky

Today was a day of support for Akky-San in a rare moment of sun during the rainy season. We harvested the tea in the Somada area, which is at a higher altitude than most of the Obubu tea fields. The view from here is fantastic and it is a very pleasant place to harvest tea. […]

Tea made from Stems?!

Have you ever heard about “Hone” (or Stem Tea)? “Hone” means bone in Japanese and we often hear the word, “Hone” from tea farmers in Japan. Today, I would like to bring you a little deeper into the world of Japanese tea! To give you a straight answer first, “Hone” in Japanese tea world refers […]

2021 New Tea!

2021 Obubu’s Shincha – New Tea Arrival In the middle of April in 2021, Wazuka town, where our farm is located, had a huge amount of damage from frost. Usually, at this point of the year, tea fields are full of beautiful fresh green new buds just like the photo below. And this is what […]

We won the EAT MEET JAPAN Award!

Last October, we entered the contest called EAT!MEET!JAPAN 2020 and we received a Silver award as a result! As Obubu, we won the award for EAT!MEET!JAPAN CONTEST for two consecutive years. WHAT IS EAT! MEET! JAPAN? Eat! Meet! Japan is a project that recognizes and promotes the best Japanese food experiences nationwide. Commissioned by the […]

Sakura Picking 2021

This year again we went to pick up some cherry blossoms to make our Sakura Sencha and Sakura Mint Herbal Tea!  Last week end, before the rain comes, our President Akky, some members of the Obubu staff and kind volunteers went on a new adventure in the mountains of Wazuka for our annual beautiful cherry […]

Obubu Mothers Days Gift!

This year we made an original Mother’s Day gift with Obubu tea and sweets! We are sure that all who received are very happy with the set. Gift Sets: 1 – Tea and Japanese Sweets set 2 – Tea and Cookie Set 3 – Tea and more Tea set All sets contain tea harvested and […]

Japan Agriculture Award!

【Activity Report】 50th Japan Agricultural Award! We are honored to announce that we received a special award of 50th Japan Agricultural Award. Especially for under the section of becoming a bridge between producer and consumer in Agricultural industry. This award is to prize for achievement of a company, an organization, a farmer, or individual that […]

Hoji-chai Latte Recipe

Hi everyone, it’s been a long time! This is Marie from Obubu! As you already saw in the title of this post, today’s tea recipe is a delicious Hoji-chaï Latte! A lot of you may already know what Chai Tea is, but for people who have never tried this fantastic drink yet, “Chai” or “Masala […]

Sakura Tea

It was a warm day today. 🌞🌞🌞 🌸 In this season of spring, I made a delicious dish using Obubu’s cherry tea! Salted cherry blossom tea, made using the ancient method, and sweet cherry blossom tea, perfected two years ago, have become Obubu’s most popular products. Today, on my day off, I tried to make […]

Snowy Day

Wazuka under the snow since a long time!   Hello everyone! This is Marie from Obubu! It’s been so long since it didn’t snow this much in Wazuka, so when we saw the snow falling the other day, we decided to head to the mountains with a part of the Obubu Team to take some […]

Japanese Oolong?

If you are following our tea journey for many years, you probably noticed that we’ve been producing Japanese Black Tea “Wakoucha” in the last couple of years. Also, last year, we produced our very first Oolong Tea here at Obubu. It is unlikely that you will find this beautiful needle shape in oolong tea anywhere […]

President Akky introduces Obukucha

Hi! Hello everyone!! How are you doing!? Hello, my name is Akky!   Today, We would like to share with you how to brew Obukucha . And today we have a special guest. You haven’t heard of him yet! It’s Mr. Sato!   Mr. Sato is from Fukushima Prefecture. He is here in Wazuka to […]

【Intern Introduction】No.126 Kenji Tanimura

【Intern Introduction】No.126 Kenji Tanimura   We welcomed a new talent to Obubu, intern No.126, Kenji Tanimura.   He is originally from The Philippines and now lives in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.   Actually, he is a friend of our former intern, Mikie(No.123). He saw Mikie’s activities at Obubu on social media and got interested in our […]

Contribution from the Tea fields.

In early November, on a clear autumn day, students from Greenfield Studio came to our tea farm at Obubu Tea Farm from neighboring Kizugawa City to Wazuka-cho, Kyoto, for a field trip.   Obubu Tea Farm asks the students for help with labelling tea bags and folding brochures.   This year, since the annual overnight […]

New addition for Japanese Tea Books

The research our staff member, Moe-chan did with Professor Lee Jolliffe when she was in Canada about Japanese Tea and Tourism has been published as one of the chapters in the book, Responsible Rural Tourism in Asia. She originally came to Obubu as an intern in 2018 during a year off from her university to […]

Diary written by the Goats

Hi there! It‘s Sencha and Hojicha, the Obubu Goats! It’s been a while since we wrote an article here! We are doing fine as always! This year again, we did our best to weed the grasses of our little office tea field and around the Obubu House and the factory! We were so busy during […]

Matcha Hojicha Cookies

Hello everyone! This is Marie from Obubu! The Tea Recipe that I would like to introduce to you today will probably sound familiar for some of you as our interns already made it so many times here at Obubu: the amazingly delicious “Matcha Hojicha Cookies”! This time, the concept of this recipe video is a […]

Autumn brings new arrivals

This time, we are harvesting our Autumn tea on a clear sunny day. Claire, originally from France, will be graduating tomorrow from her internship at Obubu, also helped with the harvest. I thought she might be a bit sad to see her working in the tea gardens for the last time, but she was as […]