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Green Herbal Blend
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Astringent, Cherry, Cherry Blossom, Floral, Freshly Cut Grass, Sakura, Savory, Seaweed, Smooth, Spinach, Umami, Vegetal, Broth, Cut Grass, Fruity, Grass, Herbaceous, Mineral, Round, Salt, Sweet, Viscous, Thick, Brine, Clean, Crisp, Fresh, Grassy, Green, Light, Salty
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165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 6 g 9 oz / 253 ml

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  • “Sipdown! (26 | 26) I sent out a packet of this with a recent sample package for a new Instagram tea friend. And since that left me with only a single 5g sample left, I figured I’d finish it off! ...” Read full tasting note

From Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms

This limited herbal Sencha is a blend of our delicious Sencha of the Spring Sun with Wazuka’s wild Sakura (cherry tree) leaves and blossoms. A green cup of freshness and umami coupled with a fantastic flowery aroma for the most enchanting visual and tasting experience. One sip, and you are in Japan sitting under the Sakura blossoms!

Taste: Floral
Body: Medium
Texture: Sharp
Length: Long
Harvest: May
Tea Cultivar: Yabukita (tea) Yae-sakura (cherry blossoms)
Origin: Wazuka
Cultivation: Unshaded
Processing: Lightly Steamed, Rolled, Dried

About Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms View company

It started with a single cup of tea. As the legend goes, our president Akihiro Kita, or Akky-san, visited Wazuka, Kyoto one fateful day. At the time, Akky-san was still a college student in search for life's calling. After trying the region's famous Ujicha (literally meaning tea from the Uji district), he immediately fell in love and his passion for green tea was born. He had finally found what he was looking for in that one simple cup of tea. After fifteen years of learning to master the art of growing tea from tea farmers in Wazuka, Kyoto Obubu Tea Farms was born and as they say, the rest is history. So what's an Obubu? Obubu is the Kyoto slang for tea. Here in the international department we call ourselves Obubu Tea. That's "Tea Tea" for the bilinguals. We love tea so much, we just had to have it twice in our name. Now Obubu means more than just tea to us. It means, family, friends, passion and the place we call home. More than just tea. Though the roots of Obubu stem from tea, it has become more than that over the years. Obubu is an agricultural social venture, operating with three (1) bring quality Japanese tea to the world (2) contribute to the local and global community through tea (3) revitalize interest in tea and agriculture through education.

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Sipdown! (26 | 26)

I sent out a packet of this with a recent sample package for a new Instagram tea friend. And since that left me with only a single 5g sample left, I figured I’d finish it off! But never fear, I still have a couple of unopened 25g packages of this one… ;)

I love sakura… It has such an unusual but delicious flavor – light and floral, sweet and fruity, yet herbaceous and savory as well. Unlike anything else, really. This one doesn’t actually have any salt added to the sakura, but it still has that slight salinity to it. The sencha base is scrumptious as well, über smooth with a wonderful blend of vegetal sweetness, refreshing grassiness, and complex umami notes.

Such a well-balanced tea, and one I’ll have to stock up on each year while it’s available! I also have a sakura and mint tisane from Obubu that I’m excited to try. :D

Flavors: Broth, Cherry, Cut Grass, Floral, Fruity, Grass, Herbaceous, Mineral, Round, Sakura, Salt, Savory, Seaweed, Smooth, Spinach, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal, Viscous

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
Mastress Alita

Ooo, sakura and mint sounds interesting!


Love this tea farm already; this one sounds neat.

Lexie Aleah

I’ve been eyeing the Obubu subscription since reading your tasting notes. It looks really nice.

Cameron B.

I love Obubu and am happy to support them, but the subscription is definitely not cost effective. It’s around $27 per month and you get four shipments per year, so it’s over $80 per shipment. Each one is usually 25g of 6 different teas, so 150g total.

Lexie Aleah

Yikes, I didn’t realize that.

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