Soba Cha Deep Roast Buckwheat Tisane from Steepster

sobacha1Tisane Information:

Leaf Type:  Buckwheat Tea

Where to Buy:  Steepster Select

Tisane Description:

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!

Taster’s Review:

Mmm!  I’m pretty sure that I’ve tried Soba Cha before, although, I’m not sure when.  This Soba Cha Deep Roast Buckwheat Tisane from Steepster reminds me a lot of drinking Genmai … (the toasted rice part).  It has that roasty-toasty quality of Genmai rice, but, this has more of a malty … or perhaps a barley like flavor.  It reminds me a lot of a freshly baked, whole multi-grain bread.

The flavor is sweet with notes of honey and nutty tones.  There is a caramel-ish sort of flavor to this as well and that melds nicely with the honey.  Then there is the grain-y sort of flavor that is so reminiscent of “breakfast” to me.  Whole multi-grain toast with a pat of butter on it and honey drizzled over it.  Yeah … that’s what I taste with this.

On Steepster I saw a suggestion of adding some maple syrup to this, and I think that would make a stunning addition to this.  It’s quite good served straight up (I prefer this hot, it seems to lose something to the flavor as it cools), but, if I were going to add something, I think I would add the maple.  It would give this a real “breakfast-y” sort of appeal.

A really yummy, naturally caffeine free alternative!

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