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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

What is ‘sustainable agrictulture’ and a new Gyokuro tea field!

Akihiro Kita, the President of Obubu Chaen, has been a tea farmer and processor for about 25 years including his training period. From the emotional encounter with a cup of Kabuse Sencha Tea by experiencing a part-time job at a tea farm in Wazuka,   Introduction to Japanese Tea Akky 16 years ago?! He dropped […]

Herbs and tea ・Our experiment of a mint infused Matcha!

Have any of you been annoyed by the hundreds weed and grasses growing on their own in your garden at home? We perfectly understand… But we have actually a good news for you tea lovers!  Yes, a lot of herbs, plants and flowers are very delicious when brewed with tea! And one of the most […]

Summer Tea Hand Picking and Hand Rolling Event 2020

On Saturday, July 11, 2020, Obubu’s “Summer Tea Picking & Handmade Tea Making Experience” was held! Due to the influence of COVID-19 this year, Tea Loves from all over the world participated in the situation that it is difficult to participate from abroad! After the greetings and explanations on how to pick the shoots were […]

Tea Storage Tips at Home

Today’s topic is about tea storage! I love tea, but always the flavours decrease before I finish it. I receive high-quality tea as a gifts, but I tend to hesitate to open it because I don’t want the tea taste to become stale before I finish it. You may have felt the same before. I also […]

Tea in Indonesia

Today, I interviewed one of the interns, Andre from Indonesia who has been here since Spring to talk about Indonesian tea industry! But first, let me introduce him a little bit! Andre was born and raised in a tea family who runs a tea trading company with a history of over 60 years in Sukabumi,West […]

Iced Shiso Wakoucha Recipe

June in Japan is well known for its very hot rainy days, so we decided today to cool a little bit down with this delicious blend of fresh made Shiso juice and a cold brew of our 2020 harvested Pine Needle Wakoucha! This Wakoucha is a special needle-like Japanese black tea. Medium in body it […]

May’s Spring Harvest 2020

In May the Spring Harvest is well under way! The terrain is very steep at the top of the mountains, so we will carefully harvest the plants while paying close attention to foot placement! The harvesting machine weighs about 10 kg. As the harvested leaves are blown into bags, the weight of each bag is about […]

Rescuing a Tea Field!

DEEP CUT??   Hello and thank you!   How is everyone doing?   Here in Kyoto it’s so cold in the morning and at night but gets really hot during the daytime.   Each year the tea harvesting season starts earlier and earlier – I wonder when this year will start …       […]

An Old Tea Box Revival

Hello everyone! How are you doing? I think there are many people who are having troubles or are having a hard time due to the influence of the new coronavirus. I hope that these things will come to an end quickly. At times like this, everyone is amazed with the power of Japanese tea. For […]

Tea and Epigallocatechin Gallate (EGCG)

It has been announced in research results that the catechin found in green tea – EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) – has the highest level of antiviral activity against the Novel Coronavirus. It has been announced in research results that the catechin found in green tea – EGCG (epigallocatechin gallate) – has the most antiviral activity against […]

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 […]

Preparing a Tea Garden for Planting

Welcome Everybody! How are you doing ? Replanting is about to end! Creating a path for the tea truck in the middle of the field ~ Remove the large stones while smoothing out the fine unevenness of the ground! When you dig up the soil, the stones come out of the way and it gets […]

Planting a Tea Garden

Today is a sunny day and the staff and the intern all planted baby tea trees. The variety is called Saeakari and it is the first time we are planting this cultivar! This is going to be a gyokuro tea field, so we will set up more shading shelves for this. We are making it […]