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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Comparing Matcha Powders

May it be for baking, cooking, making drinks (anything that comes to your mind!) — doesn’t it ever make you wonder “Hmm, which Matcha should I use?”. At the Obubu house, it is a common question when we are up to something. Before we go through how our taste test went, let us first give […]

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 […]

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 […]

5 Ways To Reuse Your Tea Leaves

By Giedre Trumpiene Hello, tea lovers! This is Giedre. An exciting time of the year in a tea world, right? Amazing freshly pressed sencha aromas and flavours fill the air here in Obubu. This Friday, to switch things up, I would like to talk about what happens after brewing the tea. Sometimes it is so […]

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 […]

Non-traditional Tea Brewing Methods And Tools I Part I – Brewing With Siphon

By Giedre Trumpiene   Tea has thousands of years of history over which many different forms and brewing techniques have been developed. Interestingly, unusual brewing techniques and tools foreign to our current times can be read about or seen in museums – it is a great testament to the lengths that tea has evolved over time. […]

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 […]

A brief summary of Japanese Tea – Carly De La Cruz

This blog post is the creation of one of our amazing previous interns Carly De La Cruz. She came to Wazuka to learn about tea and she delved into the rich history and culture with fervour. It’s always a pleasure to see people so passionate about tea and so keen to learn more about how […]

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 […]

The Goats Blog

  Hi buddies! This is Hojicha and Sencha the Obubu goats! Today the staff is busy at work so we took the control of the Obubu Blog! Hehehe! It’s been now 8 months since we arrived at Obubu Tea Farm and we will already be celebrating our very first birthday very soon! Time flie-e-e-e-s!   […]

It’s a Replant!

Hello everybody! ~ ^ _ ^ How are you?!   This time we will show you the second stage of replanting!   In the last time, where the tea plantation was, we dug out the soil and installed drainage pipes! ,   I am digging a ditch with the excavator! Originally, this was a bad place […]

Award Winning Obubu!

【Award report】The Food Service Organization for excellence in commerce for export Japan product In the first year of Reiwa, we received a prize an award, the Chairman’s Award, from the Chairman of the Food Service Organization for excellence in commerce for exporting Japanese products.   This award is for companies engaged in the export of […]

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 […]

Autumn Moon Sencha Production Day

  In September last year we started out our Autumn Harvest season with a harvest and production of our Autumn moon sencha. The field we harvested may be recognisable to some of our tea tour guests! We started the day by headed into the fields at 8:00am and made our way through the rows of […]