Yamane-en: Obukucha with Gold Powder

Tea type
Fruit Green Blend
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Flavors
Butter, Grass, Spinach, Toasted Rice
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Edit tea info Last updated by KittyLovesTea
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170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 30 sec 7 g 5 oz / 147 ml

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Obukucha is sencha tea with ume (Japanese plum) and musubi-kombu (knotted kelp). In the Kansai region it is drunk at New Years celebration.

INGREDIENTS – sencha tea leaves, genmai (brown rice), black soybean, white beans, matcha, sliced kelp, edible gold flakes

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Second steep: Still a very strong, heady cup, veering toward astringent now even though I steeped for barely 30 seconds. I’ll go lighter on the leaf and the steep time next go around for sure! I like the buttered spinach a lot but I’m pretty sure a caffeine withdrawal headache is in my future once it all gets out of my system. :/

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Scent Notes: The Genmai is strong with this one, it’s very toasted and rice/bread like. All with a grassy and rather fresh green tea to lighten it.

Flavour Notes: It tastes as toasted as it smells and is very savoury. The beans come through for an interesting flavour too. A little dry though not in a bad way. The Matcha is also noticeable in a grassy way. The Sencha adds some sweetness though only a minimal amount due to it’s savoury nature. I would say that fans of GenMaicha should like this one.

For pictures and more information please view my blog entry.
http://www.kittylovestea.co.uk/2015/01/02/happy-new-year/

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