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Last night, I was going to clean the tin that I was keeping this in and I discovered that I had some left. I’d been craving it all week and I thought it was gone. I wasn’t too peeved, because I ordered some more and it should be in soon, but I was ecstatic when I discovered that I had enough left for a cup.

I think I only have one of maeda-en’s herbal teas left to try from the sampler I got through Steepster Select, but so far this one is definitely my favorite. If teas had emotions, this one would be happy. It’s light and bubbly [as in friendly – the tea itself is not bubbly], but at the same time has an undertone of warmth to it. It’s like biting into a bright little amber gem. Not that that makes any sense.

To me, the flavor shouldn’t be tasty as it is – I think puffed wheat breakfast cereal with a sugar glaze and I think boring [but I like to do breakfast up big, so that may just be me]. There’s something about this that makes it crave-worthy, though. Even after I steeped this three times last night, I could still go for a cup. Or five.

I find it clear, sunny, refreshing, and comforting. In fact, I’m giving it a ratings bump. I really like it. Say hi, Soba-cha! [I really need to stop personifying my tea or I’m gonna start weirding myself out.]
flickr picture | http://bit.ly/82kHtE

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
teaplz

Pretty picture! Love the warmth of that. And I actually thought the infusion would be much darker than that, considering how dark the soba-cha is in the picture. INTERESTING.

LENA

can’t see the pic at the office…i’ll have to wait until i get home. i just like saying "soba-cha". it makes me smile.

soba-cha…

takgoti

@teaplz Thanks! Yeah, it surprised me a little too the first time I tried it, but I don’t know why. I mean, dark green leaves don’t produce dark green tea.

@LENA No worries! It’s nothing spectacular, it just made me happy so I took a picture. And HEE, you’re funny. But it is fun to say! Soba soba soba-cha.

TeaCast

Hmmm buckwheat…. interesting. Sounds like it tastes right :P

Micah

Nice!

I roasted some buckwheat kernels and made tea a few weeks ago and I didn’t care for it. I’ve been meaning to try it again though. I think I might have roasted it a little to long. =/ There’s a Japanese restaurant in town called Isa and whenever I go there I get the iced soba cha and it’s wonderful. I really should try making it again.

takgoti

@Micah Iced? I’ll need to try that when my skin doesn’t try to separate from my body and run back inside whenever I leave the house.

Ricky

It sounds deeeeeelicious, must get me some of that.

Lena, your office sounds like a lockdown. That or it’s a conspiracy to prevent you from clicking on takgoti’s links. Hey, at least your able to browse steepster =D

LENA

@ Ricky – They think the life of a private investigator needs to be bland….or spent looking at Glocks, new concealment options, etc. Which I do as well. My favorites list is quite interesting.

Oh Cha!

This tea looks so interesting! I must try it!!

In appearance it reminds me of this mystery tea that my little old Chinese acupuncturist gave me when I had bronchitis. Strange as the substance was, it was delicious! (And effective!) I’ve been on a hunt to find it ever since.

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teaplz

Pretty picture! Love the warmth of that. And I actually thought the infusion would be much darker than that, considering how dark the soba-cha is in the picture. INTERESTING.

LENA

can’t see the pic at the office…i’ll have to wait until i get home. i just like saying "soba-cha". it makes me smile.

soba-cha…

takgoti

@teaplz Thanks! Yeah, it surprised me a little too the first time I tried it, but I don’t know why. I mean, dark green leaves don’t produce dark green tea.

@LENA No worries! It’s nothing spectacular, it just made me happy so I took a picture. And HEE, you’re funny. But it is fun to say! Soba soba soba-cha.

TeaCast

Hmmm buckwheat…. interesting. Sounds like it tastes right :P

Micah

Nice!

I roasted some buckwheat kernels and made tea a few weeks ago and I didn’t care for it. I’ve been meaning to try it again though. I think I might have roasted it a little to long. =/ There’s a Japanese restaurant in town called Isa and whenever I go there I get the iced soba cha and it’s wonderful. I really should try making it again.

takgoti

@Micah Iced? I’ll need to try that when my skin doesn’t try to separate from my body and run back inside whenever I leave the house.

Ricky

It sounds deeeeeelicious, must get me some of that.

Lena, your office sounds like a lockdown. That or it’s a conspiracy to prevent you from clicking on takgoti’s links. Hey, at least your able to browse steepster =D

LENA

@ Ricky – They think the life of a private investigator needs to be bland….or spent looking at Glocks, new concealment options, etc. Which I do as well. My favorites list is quite interesting.

Oh Cha!

This tea looks so interesting! I must try it!!

In appearance it reminds me of this mystery tea that my little old Chinese acupuncturist gave me when I had bronchitis. Strange as the substance was, it was delicious! (And effective!) I’ve been on a hunt to find it ever since.

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