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drank Black Buckwheat Tea by Tiger Line
1943 tasting notes

This one comes to me thanks to Sil! I figured I would get started on this giant pile of tea that she sent me with this buckwheat tea.

I thought this would brew up darker, maybe because it’s called “black”, but the liquor was a pale yellow. It smells sweet and savory, bready and nutty. It tastes fantastic. I never thought I would be into a buckwheat tea, but it’s delicious! Ever so slightly sweet and salty, like natural peanut butter. Natural peanut butter on dense bread. As it brews longer, it gets more and more pretzelly. The sweetness gets more on the aftertaste, but it’s still there. What a fantastic dessert tea! Thanks for sharing, Sil. I’ll be interested if anyone finds a source for something like this in the future!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Sil

I think a couple people have tried to find something similar heh

Dinosara

Hey, how about that! Thanks for finding that listing yyz!

yyz

You’re welcome!

Stephanie

I love iced buckwheat tea :)

Sil

Haha that is exactly it! Totally the bag I bought it in….there are two versions, well there were in the store where I Picked it up. Heh

OMGsrsly

There are lots of recipes for toasting your own buckwheat, too. If you get the green grains you can toast them as you would nuts. :)

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Sil

I think a couple people have tried to find something similar heh

Dinosara

Hey, how about that! Thanks for finding that listing yyz!

yyz

You’re welcome!

Stephanie

I love iced buckwheat tea :)

Sil

Haha that is exactly it! Totally the bag I bought it in….there are two versions, well there were in the store where I Picked it up. Heh

OMGsrsly

There are lots of recipes for toasting your own buckwheat, too. If you get the green grains you can toast them as you would nuts. :)

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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