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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.
Dry Leaves Small brown grains.
Liquor The liquor of this herbal is a light yellow.
Aroma This traditional Japanese herbal has a very toasty aroma.
Caffeine Level Caffeine Free
Body A light body.
Flavors Similar to the aroma, this caffeine-free herbal tastes very toasty, with some nutty undertones.
Brewing Time 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Soba Tea, Roasted Buckwheat

Soba is roasted buckwheat and is caffeine free. Its toasty flavor is a traditional delight in Japan.
Soba is roasted buckwheat and is caffeine free. Its toasty flavor is a traditional delight in Japan.
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Soba - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-187
$2.00
Soba Tea - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44532
$7.50
Soba Tea - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41928
$25.00

Quick Overview

Soba is roasted buckwheat and is caffeine free. Its toasty flavor is a traditional delight in Japan.

Customer Reviews

Snowdrift

6/3/15

It's Okay
Average Review:

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.

Heather

1/3/15

so glad I tried it
Average Review:

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.

Barbara

2/27/14

Amazing flavor
Average Review:

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.

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