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Our Review
Takashimaya was the best tea shop in New York for many years. They did a great job with teas from Japan and around the world (which we supplied.) One of Brigitte Harney's favorite drinks was Soba, so when we found a good source, we bought it.

Soba Tea – Roasted Buckwheat

Soba – roasted buckwheat – is a traditional Japanese specialty that is prepared as you would an herbal tisane. It is naturally caffeine free, with a delightful toasty flavor and nutty undertones. It was always Brigitte Harney's favorite on our visits to the former Takashimaya on Fifth Avenue, where we supplied tea for their renowned tea room over many years. We've since found a fine source, and are pleased to continue offering it.
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Soba Tea – Loose Tea, Sample
SKU: 49008-187
$3.00
Soba Tea – Loose Tea, 4 oz Tin
SKU: 44532
$8.00
Soba Tea – Loose Tea, 1 lb Bag
SKU: 41928
$27.00
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Smells and tastes like Sugar Smacks cereal. I love it! Review by Corinne
Average Review:
I usually add a few drops of liquid Stevia to my tea, however, after telling a friend that I didn't think this tea would be good sweetened she said she had tried it with sweetener and it reminded her of Sugar Smacks cereal that way. I then tried it like that and she was right! I love it now either way and refill my tin from a 1 lb. bag of it.

I especially love this tea at night. (Posted on 8/16/16)
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Pleasant Surprise Review by BluMorpho
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I tried this tea at the Harney store in SoHo. I am not a coffee drinker, so immediately I was taken back by the assertive smell. What a surprise! I liked it so much, I bought a tin. This is my go-to drink in the evening. The smell is a pick-me-up without disturbing your sleep due to caffeine. Absolutely divine with a piece of dark chocolate! (Posted on 3/3/16)
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Passes the acid test Review by Barbara
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That headline is somewhat tongue in cheek. I had tried a sample of this a week or so ago, and decided I wanted to try brewing it stronger, and perhaps mixed with other ingredients. So I ordered a tin. I'm having it for my third cup today, right after a strong cup of lapsang souchong - which is one of my favorite caffeinated teas. I am pleased to report that the soba tea holds its own even following that extremely assertive smokiness. It smells great, and tastes mild and comforting, like toast. I would not compare it to coffee, as some reviewers have done, but it is nutty and completely soothing to the overcaffeinated system. I am going to enjoy experimenting with this and expect it to become a staple for me. (Posted on 2/10/16)
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Blast to the past Review by Banjin Tsuki
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Remember Honey Smacks Cereal? This tastes and smells a lot like it (as thus I recommend a touch of honey). The Harney review is spot on.

Hard to rate this tea relative to other traditional teas (white, green, oolong, black) - it is not really an herbal either. We have a buckwheat festival in the area which is a pretty big deal, so I thought I would give soba a shot just for fun. Soba is unique to other teas; this is the first I've had it, and was pleasantly surprised. Great on cool days.

(Posted on 11/22/15)
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It's Okay Review by Snowdrift
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When I first got a 4 oz tin of this I opened it and was hit with a smell I wasn't very fond of. I put it away for awhile and finally decided to brew it. It's pretty good, sweeter than I thought it would be, along with bold nutty notes. Not for me, but if you like nutty tea, try it out. (Posted on 6/3/15)
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so glad I tried it Review by Heather
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this "tea" is wonderful. It is nutty with a somewhat substantial mouth-feel and it is the perfect thing for the evening. I am so, so glad that I tried this tisane, now my most favorite non-caffinated thing to drink. (Posted on 1/3/15)
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Amazing flavor Review by Barbara
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This tea was first served to me at a 3 star Michelin restaurant. It is my biggest surprise in my history of tea-drinking. So nutty, warming, flavorful. it has become my every day addiction. (Posted on 2/27/14)
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Great Tasting Cup Review by JLOU
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Ater finishing a 4 oz. tin, I just bought a1 lb. bag. I have grown to like this so much for its toasty flavor and the smell of it as it's brewing. Great for a coffee lover! (Posted on 2/5/14)
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comforting Review by strawberry
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smooth, nutty, seems nourishing, everyone in my family loved it ages, 10-85.... (Posted on 10/21/13)
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Excellent Review by Coco
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This tea has a lovely body with a nice nutty flavor. It smells absolutely divine and I would recommend this tea any time but especially on cold rainy days. (Posted on 10/16/13)
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