Soba Cha Deep Roast

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Nutty, Toasted Rice, Nuts, Baked Bread, Roasted Barley, Chicken Soup, Cream
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Average preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec 4 g 9 oz / 269 ml

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Soba cha (roasted buckwheat berries) is a caffeine free tisane drank in noodle shops in Japan. With an intoxicating aroma and slightly sweet, nutty brew, this is sure to become a favorite. GLUTEN FREE!

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25 Tasting Notes

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12 tasting notes

Roasted toasty rice flavor. Nutty and interesting. This tea was polarizing with my guests though and people either loved it or hated it.

Flavors: Nutty, Toasted Rice

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95
2 tasting notes

Lovely, nutty goodness. My fav from that month’s shipment. Easy to oversteep though.

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4449 tasting notes

Backlog:

This reminds me a lot of drinking the toasted rice part of Genmaicha. It’s got that yummy roasty-toasty flavor of the genmaicha toasted rice, but it has a tasty malty note to it too. Like Barley … the flavor reminds me of a freshly baked loaf of multi-grain bread.

Sweet with notes of honey and nut and caramel. It tastes very breakfast-y, like a piece of toasted multi-grain bread with a pat of melted butter and a drizzle of honey.

CelebriTEA

I love this tea ♡

Indigobloom

I wish this one was available for sale, for those who just want this one…

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2 tasting notes

I love the nutty flavor, in addition to the smoky taste accompanied with the deep roast. It was a great tasting tea and great for sipping in the afternoon. One of My favorites from last month.

Flavors: Nuts

Preparation
1 tsp

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2463 tasting notes

Good afternoon Steepster!
Ugh, I have been out on disability for almost 3 months and I got back to the office today, working part time until June. I don’t know why but sitting at my desk is causing me some incredible pain. I am definitely more comfortable at my desk at home but they won’t let me work at home. I think because here I have a drafting table and a drafting chair and it seems more comfortable than being all scrunched up at a short desk.

Anyhoo, I got two Steepster select boxes while I was gone and decided to open them both up today. I don’t know if I’ve ever had a buckwheat tisane before. This smells really good, very nutty and bready. The flavor is nice and sweet. I am getting a grainy sweetness and even though this is a dark roast, it doesn’t taste like something that’s been dark roasted. I like this fairly well but maybe not enough to actually run out and buy any. It’s nice that I survived my day but I wonder if anyone around me noticed how I was so whiny and grumpy. Harumph!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
carol who

It is always so hard to go to work after medical problems. Especially if you are in pain. :( Hope you feel better soon. We don’t want a grumpy TeaBrat, now do we?

TeaBrat

Thanks, I’m afraid I have a long recovery ahead but at least I have plenty of tea. ;-)

DeliriumsFrogs

I’m sorry you’re in so much pain. :(

Skulleigh

Sorry about the painful desk arrangement :( Can you convince them to get you an ergonomic assessment for your workarea?

I signed up for Select last month, and the box with the Soba Cha was my first. I found it really interesting – more like a light broth than a beverage, really. I kind of want more!

Hesper June

Oh no! I hope something can be figured out soon, so you can work pain free!

TeaBrat

Thanks all! No the people I work with have been jerks about the whole thing but for now I’m taking a lot of breaks and using ice when I need it.

@ligongsf

@TeaBrat, hope you feel better and take it easy at work…I am new to this community and in SF too.

@ligongsf

btw, I see you are also a buddhist, that’s great. I went to the two zen centers each once

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270 tasting notes

Hmm. The reviews led me to believe this was great. I don’t hate it, it’s ok. I’m not having any trouble getting through the cup, and I definitely taste the Golden Crisp flavor. I guess all in all I can take it or leave it.

CelebriTEA

OMG! I love this so much!!!
Please send north…lol…

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31 tasting notes

A lovely, warming, soothing evening tea. This tisane has a robust nutty flavor that reminds me strongly of genmai cha. I was not expecting a deep flavor profile because the tea itself was so light, but I very much enjoyed the full-bodied cup. I felt nourished and calmed after enjoying this tea, and it is the first tea from Select that I am seeking out to purchase. 9/10, will drink again.

madametj

If you’re looking to find it for a good price, check your healthfood store for roasted buckwheat/kasha. Mine sells it for $3.65 a pound! You may find a deal as well :)

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444 tasting notes

Thanks Steepster Select, I might not have tried this otherwise.

The scent reminds me of brown rice, or toast. It has an interesting flavour, like a mild coffee and houjicha hybrid. Which is actually pretty good.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Roasted Barley

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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337 tasting notes

Ahhhh… Good. I love this right now. The roasted barley taste is really yummy. I saw some reviews on how it tastes like honey smackers and thought yeah! That’s it! I’m happy this was the first tea I tried from the free steepster select box I got. Don’t know if I can afford to keep the subscription going but if I like the other tea samples as much, I think I’m in trouble :)

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276 tasting notes

I got an offer for a free month of Steepster Select, so I broke down and got it. This was in the March box which I received.

It’s really interesting, I can see why it was noted as being a common companion to ramen. It’s a tisane, not tea, so it doesn’t check that internal box, but it’s likable, and I will definitely brew the second pouch.

Very foodish. It’s like drinking breakfast.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Chicken Soup

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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