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One-Pot Teabag Obukucha (Good Fortune Tea) 9 bags


Available from Nov. 15 to Jan, 15 (JST), while supplies last

Size of Package: W15.0 x D3.8 x H24.2 cm
Net Weight: 90g (10 grams x 9 bags)
Shelf Life: 180 days

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These handy One-Pot Teabags are filled with Obukucha, a special genmaicha for good luck in celebration of the New Year.

Obukucha is traditionally drunk for good luck during the New Year's season to rid oneself of the worries of the previous year and welcome in the New Year. Its origins trace back to the time of an epidemic during the Heian Period. In an effort to relieve the suffering, a Buddhist priest distributed tea to the afflicted. Emulating this virtuous deed, Emperor Murakami supposedly ushered in the New Year with a special cup of tea.
Since then, it has become a Japanese tradition to drink obukucha (literally, "good fortune tea") during the New Year's season.

The obukucha offered by each tea shop differs depending on the shop. Ippodo's Obukucha is a special high-grade genmaicha made using finer quality tea leaves than our regular Gokujo Genmaicha sold throughout the year.

We have now launched an Obukucha version of our handy and simple-to-use One-Pot Teabags for making large quantities of tea quickly. These teabags, which make cleaning easy, are just the thing for the New Year's holiday season, meals with family and friends, or serving to unexpected guests. This genmaicha is recommended for anyone who likes Japanese tea, and as such, it is great for personal consumption and also makes a nice New Year's gift.

Recommended way to prepare it
Put 1 teabag in 300 ml (10 oz) of boiling hot water. Brew for 2 minutes. That's it.

  • Nine large teabags included.

  • Brew tea simply for guests.

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