Hojicha Latte Recipe

Obubu Staff

Ingredients

4 tablespoons of Houjicha tea leaves (I used Houjicha Smoky Roast)
200 ml cup water
2 – 3 tablespoons of sugar (it depends on how sweet you’d like it to be)
150 ml cup milk (or soy milk)

Preparation

1. Bring water to boil and add Houjicha tea leaves. Boil until you can smell the aroma of Houjicha.
2. Add milk and have the heat to LOW and boil until the color becomes a nice brown color. Stir well.
3. Turn heat off and use a sifter to sift the Houjicha latte into a cup.
4. [...]

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Matcha Scone

Obubu Staff

I have always wanted to try making my own matcha scones, well partly because matcha scones sold in Japan are expensive, too.

I used Basic Kitchen Grade Matcha powder and the result is a beautiful green color. I also tried using Excellent Kitchen Grade Matcha and I have to say that the aroma is definitely stronger so I would recommend Excellent Kitchen Grade Matcha powder to those who want something more aromatic.

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Sakura Jelly Recipe

Obubu Staff


For this recipe, I used kanten, an ingredient that is similar to agar powder. Kanten is made from seaweed and it is often used to make Japanese sweets. Instead of kanten, agar powder can be used.

Ingredients

Water 200 ml
Sugar 30 g
Kanten 4g (this can be substituted with agar powder)
Sakura Tea flowers (desired amount)
※ Natural food coloring (optional) very small quantity

 

Preparation
1. Let’s prepare the Sakura Tea flowers. First, soak the pickled flowers in water until most of the salt are removed. Drain and set them aside.

2. [...]

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Working on a Tea Farm

ChrisBourgea

By Chris Bourgea I am just like any other tea geek. It has always been a dream to work on a tea farm and pluck two leaves and a bud while seeing the entire processing of the tea happen. Recently, I had the opportunity to...

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Obubu Tea’s 2015 Kabuse Sencha is picked and processed!

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

Shading, check. Harvesting, check. Processing, check. Now all we need to do is pack into bags for distribution. Each of these bulk bags is 10 kilograms.

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Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms tea picking event report

Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

On May 2nd, 2015, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms held and invitation only tea picking event in their tea fields in the town of Wazuka, Kyoto.

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Obubu Blog: After 8 hours of handrolling, Temomi Sencha!!

Obubu Staff

Shop Here for 2015 Shincha Tea This year Akky, President of Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms, is also hand rolling tea and submitting it to a tea competition where it will be judged and bid upon. Visitors and Obubu staff helped to pick the tea leaves...

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