Hida Barley Tea (Mugi-cha)

From cultivation on through to roasting and bagging, this tea is produced entirely in Takayama.

A page apart from traditional curation and blending of Japanese-style green tea, we are also pursuing innovation through our original barley tea, something unusual for a tea purveyor. We utilize Rokujo barley from Kokufu-cho in Hida Takayama, gently sand-roasting it to produce an aromatic flavor and amber color that has fast earned acclaim throughout Japan and the world as one of Nabeshimameicha’s new signature products.
Winters in Hida are intense, with the snow piling up and frigid cold. The Rokujo barley we use in our barley tea is sown in November through December, before the cold snap. The barley is allowed to slumber in the snow to develop a richer glucose content. The result is a barley with smaller granules and excellent sweetness.
Barley tea is generally made from inferior quality, low-grade barley. Our Hida Barley Tea, by contrast, utilizes 100% grade AA barley, the highest grade, produced locally.
Compared to firing tea in pans, we employ traditional sand-roasting, a more painstaking process.Slowly roasting the tea in drums with sand imparts a rich aroma and prevents it from being scorched. The rich aroma and bouquet you will experience are one of the foremost charms of Hida Barley Tea.
As traditional tea purveyors, we consider ourselves to be not in the business of merely selling tea, but producing safe and quality products and promoting the culture of tea and what makes it delicious.This barley tea represents our latest innovation.

Nabeshimameicha’s Hida Barley Tea

HIDA MUGICHA(Grain type)

Production region
Hida Takayama
Variety
Barley Fiber-Snow
Shape
grain
Sweetness
Depth
Astringency
Aroma
100g(grain)
Store price:130JPY

HIDA MUGICHA(Tea bag)

Production region
Hida Takayama
Variety
Barley Fiber-Snow
Shape
tea bag
Sweetness
Depth
Astringency
Aroma
TB(10g×16P)bag
Store price:400JPY

*All product prices shown are exclusive of tax.

Tea bag

It is offered as pulverized tea powdered in teabags for easy infusion in cold water.

Cold Hida Barley Tea

Note that the color appears a bit paler when in the teabag. Once the powder is steeped and chilled, the color, flavor, and aroma richly come out.

Hot Hida Barley Tea

If you wish to truly savor the natural sweetness and aroma the barley has to offer, we recommend serving the tea warm. We have developed this tea to have a particular bouquet in the mouth.

Hida Barley Tea [Tea bag:10g× 16P]

The best way to enjoy Hida Barley Tea

Here we showcase one of the best ways to get the most out of Nabeshimameicha’s Hida Barley Tea (Mugi-cha).

1 First, boil two liters of water.
2 Place about 25-30g of barley tea and allow to steep for three minutes.
3 Turn off the stove and cover the teapot, allowing the tea to steam for thirty minutes.
4 Once cool, filtered the grain and transfer to a pot.
5 Chill the beverage in the refrigerator and serve cold.
1 First, boil two liters of water.
2 Place three tea bags (10g/bag) and allow to steep for three minutes.
3 Turn off the stove and cover the teapot, allowing the tea to steam for thirty minutes. Then, remove the tea bags.
4 Once cool, transfer to a pot.
5 Chill the beverage in the refrigerator and serve cold.
1 Begin by performing the same steps as above, then stopping before you reach the steaming phase of the process.
2 The grain type should be filtered before consuming.
3 We recommend enjoying barley tea served hot.