Soba-Cha (Buckwheat Tea)

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Calculated from 8 Ratings
Tea type
Herbal Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 4 min, 0 sec
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“Too much food. I needed tea but felt too full to have anything with caffeine (it makes sense in my head – work with me). I had some of this thanks to takgoti and thought this sounded fun and...” Read full tasting note
“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...” Read full tasting note
“I steeped the tea and sniffed it only to recoil with an “Oh no! It’s kasha tea!” Kasha is a strong-smelling Eastern-European grain dish that my family makes. My father loves eating kasha mixed with...” Read full tasting note
“I am so excited that Auggy included some of this in the package of tea that she sent me. It sounded so weird and interesting that I’ve wanted to try it ever since it made the rounds a few months...” Read full tasting note


Maeda-en’s Soba-cha is made of roasted buckwheat berries, and has a delicious nutty, malty flavor. You can steep it in boiled hot water for 4 minutes (about 1 tbsp per cup), or you can eat it as-is! It’s great on top of salads or creamy soups, or in ochazuke.

About Maeda-en

Maeda-En has been in business for the last 25 years as an importer, manufacturer and wholesaler of green tea & green tea desserts. Our Japanese grown, fresh quality green teas are shipped directly from our production factory in Japan to the states and then world-wide.

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