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This tea is super roasty – and I love it. I love all grains. So this tea is right up my alley. I have tried other soba cha’s before, but this one is the most roasty I have tried. This tea reminds me of the half popped popcorn in the bottom of the bag, DELICIOUS!

I tried a bit of the dry buckwheat, and I also ate the steeped buckwheat. Just like cereal, Mmmmm.

The tea tasted like roasty buckwheat/super toasted but not burnt brown bread/half popped popcorn. This is turning into one of my favorites.

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Just occurred to me – did Sil send you any of the buckwheat tea she brought back from China? I can’t recall whether you swapped before or after. If so, and if you’ve tried it, how does it compare?

Lala

Yes she did. The H and S one is much more roasty in taste. The buckwheat ganules are also a lot smaller, so I think it might be a different kind of buckwheat. But other than the roasty level, they are pretty similar to eachother.

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Kittenna

Just occurred to me – did Sil send you any of the buckwheat tea she brought back from China? I can’t recall whether you swapped before or after. If so, and if you’ve tried it, how does it compare?

Lala

Yes she did. The H and S one is much more roasty in taste. The buckwheat ganules are also a lot smaller, so I think it might be a different kind of buckwheat. But other than the roasty level, they are pretty similar to eachother.

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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