Happy New Year!
My mom is currently visiting me, so we shared the pot of this as she was interested in trying Japanese tea. This obukucha is Obubu’s Sencha of the Wind, plus kelp knots, tiny dried umeboshi, and gold flakes. I left my plum and kelp in the cup through all three steeps, and then ate both at the end.
This was fun to try! I’ve had the Sencha of the Wind very recently, so I’m familiar with it. It has a mellow and smooth vegetal flavor with a nice umami note. The kelp here really accentuated that seaweed-like umami flavor, and the plum added a nice salty and tart fruity note. And the gold was pretty, of course!
What a fun and festive tea for the new year! And my mom loved it, too! ❤
Flavors: Grass, Plum, Salt, Seaweed, Spinach, Sweet, Tart, Umami, Vegetal