Obukucha with Gold Powder

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Bitter, Grass, Roasted, Smooth, Toasted Rice, Butter, Spinach
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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec 7 g 10 oz / 310 ml

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  • “Work – 1:30 PM The Great Cupboard Excavation Untasted teas remaining: 29 So obukucha is a tea that is generally consumed to celebrate the New Year. It doesn’t have a specific composition, but...” Read full tasting note
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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...” Read full tasting note
    76
  • “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...” Read full tasting note
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From Yamane-en

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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Work – 1:30 PM

The Great Cupboard Excavation
Untasted teas remaining: 29

So obukucha is a tea that is generally consumed to celebrate the New Year. It doesn’t have a specific composition, but generally contains ume, kelp, gold flakes, or all three. This one happens to be a genmaicha with dried soy beans, matcha, kelp, and gold flakes.

Hm, I expected to like this more. As a genmaicha goes, it’s okay. The sencha mostly just tastes grassy, without much in the way of depth. It lacks the sweetness I have come to expect from both sencha and matcha. Love the toasty rice flavor, of course. I think I can distinguish a little bit of the dried soybean as well.

It’s good, but I was hoping for greatness. ;)

Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Roasted, Smooth, Toasted Rice

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Lexie Aleah

That sounds good!

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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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