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Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶

Packaging Sizes: 200gr & 1kg

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About Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶

Description: All Soba Cha is not created equal. While grown in several locations in Japan, Nagano and Hokkaido are both widely lauded as the De Facto producers of high-grade buckwheat. Our Soba Cha comes from Nagano Prefecture, more specifically the Togakushi region. Cool-weather, access to fresh spring water, and optimal soil make Togakushi the central area for producing high- grade soba.

What is so special about this tea? Soba cha, while not actually tea as it does not come from the Camellia Sinensis plant, is the roasted grains of Tartary Buckwheat, a cousin to the common form of buckwheat found in most kitchen pantries. This specific form of buckwheat was domesticated in east Asia and continues to be prevalent in China, Tibet, South Korea and Japan. A unique difference of Tartary Buckwheat is its size - you'll notice the grains are smaller and do not contain as thick a husk. Another notable difference is what lies within the grain: a nearly 100 fold amount of the chemical Rutin - a powerful chemical "known for its potential biological effects, such as reducing post-thrombotic syndrome, venous insufficiency, or endothelial dysfunction"

Recommended for: Your new favorite daily drinker - no caffeine and plenty of flavor.

Notes on Production

Single Grower | Single Producer | Single Cultivar

Pinnacle grade, 100% Tartary Buckwheat Grains

Cultivars: Fagopyrum Tataricum

Tasting Notes

Toasted grain | Cereal | Pervasive Sweetness


Nagano, Japan

Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 84 reviews

Perfect nighttime tea


A staple at my home and now at my parents. This was a gift for mom, who adores this tea, I can't recommend it enough. Shipping to my parents was great and so fast!
🚨🌟I buy tea wear from Kettl in store as well, I can't recommend it enough, really beautiful and made with purpose. Thanks Kettle team! ありがとぅ!


I used to drink this a lot when I would visit Cafe Kitsune and now with the restrictions in place, I wanted to be able to have it at home. Thank you for the product! It shipped perfectly and tastes as soothing as I remember it.


love the taste of this, and it's great for you

Just the thing when you want a warm cup, but no more caffeine

Goes great with food (of course). Stands up well to multiple steepings. You can even blend it with a little tea leaf—nothing too fancy—if you feel like making trouble.

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