Familiar and comforting, that is what you get when sipping on this tea.When I first tried it, I didn’t know what I was in for but it quickly brought me back to flavors I know and love.
Most notably, this tea is similar to those served at sushi restaurants along with your meal. The tea you sip on and don’t think much about while enjoying your hand rolls and sashimi. However, when you take a minute to focus, you realize it is much more than a mere thirst quencher at your local all-you-can-eat.
This tea has been lovingly named “cereal tea” by a tea friend of mine and she hit the nail on the head with that one. It’s a little bit sweet, a little bit nutty, a little bit grainy, a little bit roasty, and a whole lot of yum. Think warm puffed rice cereal and that’s what is in store for you here.
So simple yet different than most other herbal/caffeine-free options making it a great alternative when you want something new. Truly great to have around for when you want something that isn’t fussy but still delicious. Plus, it is flavorful without being in-your-face so it is the kind of tea you can have time and time again without getting bored of it.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Herbal Tea
Where to Buy: Harney & Sons
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.
Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!
Enter Steepster.com. This is where I met some incredible tea friends, discovered tea swaps, and learned of so many amazing tea companies. My desire to try all the teas grew and since joining three years ago I have tried over a thousand different teas. I have learned what ingredients I love and I have learned what flavors I don’t like. I determined my go-to brewing method is Western-style with no added milk or sweeteners, though I also enjoy cold brewing, iced teas, teapops, lattes, and smoothies. I have yet to brew gong-fu style but I hope to do so just as soon as I get the proper teaware to do it.
About a year ago, I actually stopped drinking tea but as my stash of over 200 teas started aging I decided I needed to respark my interest. I chose to take a 365 days of tea challenge on Instagram in which I post a new tea picture every day. So far it has been rather successful as I find myself drinking (and buying) more and more tea each day. Plus it enabled CuppaGeek to find me and invite me here to SororiTea Sisters.