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I want more tea but I’ve totally over-caffeinated myself today. Like to an absurd level. Enough tea this morning to make my hands shake, this weird coffee-tea oddity, then drinking chocolate… I need tea but I need something with no caffeine or sugar more. So I chugged some water (which I was apparently craving) and then dug this lovely out little monster out to finish off.

Mmm, puffed wheat. So good. Sweet but no sugar to make me (more) hyper. No caffeine. Just lovely, sweet, wheat-y flavor. Mmm. And now it is gone. And I must order more. So many tea companies, so little pantry room.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Carolyn

I really want to try this tea. I really need something good for caffeine free evenings!

Auggy

I really think it is fantastic. I’ve heard of people roasting their own barley and using it to make tea, so in theory you could always attempt a do-it-yourself one if you are feeling brave and have a specialty grocery store around that sells buckwheat. Uhm, though buying from Maeda-en? Probably a whole lot easier.

takgoti

@Carolyn The sample I had is gone, but I’m waiting on an order from them to come in. Want me to send you a bit?

@Auggy You’ve inspired me to try some more of my maeda-en sampler. Sipping on some dokudami-cha currently.

Carolyn

@takgoti I would love that! My great lack is non-caffeinated (or decaffeinated) teas that I can drink in the evening.

takgoti

@Carolyn It’ll be sent out as soon as I get it in!

Ricky

I recall your previous review, I’ve looked at the picture, I’ve read this review, I still can’t figure out what this is. It doesn’t look like tea, yet it is. Ahh the confusion. They look like cocoa puffs to me.

LENA

this is at the top of my list to buy. i’m thinking about just buying 2 packs right off the bat. i’m almost positive i’ll love this!

Auggy

Ricky, It is buckwheat.

takgoti

Aye, they’re much smaller than Cocoa Puffs.

Ricky

First time I’ve ever heard of buckwheat. Just like first time I’ve heard of stevia and other herbs/plants.

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Carolyn

I really want to try this tea. I really need something good for caffeine free evenings!

Auggy

I really think it is fantastic. I’ve heard of people roasting their own barley and using it to make tea, so in theory you could always attempt a do-it-yourself one if you are feeling brave and have a specialty grocery store around that sells buckwheat. Uhm, though buying from Maeda-en? Probably a whole lot easier.

takgoti

@Carolyn The sample I had is gone, but I’m waiting on an order from them to come in. Want me to send you a bit?

@Auggy You’ve inspired me to try some more of my maeda-en sampler. Sipping on some dokudami-cha currently.

Carolyn

@takgoti I would love that! My great lack is non-caffeinated (or decaffeinated) teas that I can drink in the evening.

takgoti

@Carolyn It’ll be sent out as soon as I get it in!

Ricky

I recall your previous review, I’ve looked at the picture, I’ve read this review, I still can’t figure out what this is. It doesn’t look like tea, yet it is. Ahh the confusion. They look like cocoa puffs to me.

LENA

this is at the top of my list to buy. i’m thinking about just buying 2 packs right off the bat. i’m almost positive i’ll love this!

Auggy

Ricky, It is buckwheat.

takgoti

Aye, they’re much smaller than Cocoa Puffs.

Ricky

First time I’ve ever heard of buckwheat. Just like first time I’ve heard of stevia and other herbs/plants.

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I’m trying to be a better tea logger and actually post semi-regularly again! I’ve let my tea tasting senses become too complacent – it’s time for some focused and attentive tea drinking!

Sometimes my notices for PMs and such have been questionable. Email me at your own risk at aug3zimm at gmail dot com.


1 – 10 – Bleck. Didn’t finish the cup.
11 – 25 – Drinkable. But don’t punish me by making me have it again.
26 – 40 – Meh. Most likely will see if the husband likes it iced.
41 – 60 – Okayish. Maybe one day I’ll kill off what I have in my pantry.
61 – 75 – Decent. I might pick some up if I needed tea.
76 – 85 – Nice. I’d probably buy but wouldn’t hunt it down.
86 – 100 – Yum! I will hunt down the vendor to get this tea!

Not that anyone but me particularly cares, but there it is.

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