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Dawn Hudson
Best of the best

Sweet, nutty, caffeine free! A treat, day or night, hot or iced. I keep in a jar in my refrigerator. I steep the grains more than once. Delicious even the third time (especially for iced tea). Yum.

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LL
Very tasty tea

Brown color tea with a hint of sweetness and soba's unique fragrance, the best I have tried so far.

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Sunny Min

Kettl makes the highest quality tea I’ve tasted. Soba cha is one of them!

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Robert L
Love this tea

My sister in law sent us our first bag of soba cha as part of our new baby care package and we were instantly hooked. After drinking it for months we knew this was a new staple in our pantry and so we ordered two more bags. It's a taste you never get bored of.

M
Min Shin

Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶

Customer Reviews

Based on 95 reviews
97%
(92)
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Dawn Hudson
Best of the best

Sweet, nutty, caffeine free! A treat, day or night, hot or iced. I keep in a jar in my refrigerator. I steep the grains more than once. Delicious even the third time (especially for iced tea). Yum.

L
LL
Very tasty tea

Brown color tea with a hint of sweetness and soba's unique fragrance, the best I have tried so far.

S
Sunny Min

Kettl makes the highest quality tea I’ve tasted. Soba cha is one of them!

R
Robert L
Love this tea

My sister in law sent us our first bag of soba cha as part of our new baby care package and we were instantly hooked. After drinking it for months we knew this was a new staple in our pantry and so we ordered two more bags. It's a taste you never get bored of.

M
Min Shin

Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶

Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶

Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶
  • Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶
  • Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶
  • Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶
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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


Origin

Nagano, Japan



Brewing Instructions

Customer Reviews

Based on 95 reviews
97%
(92)
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(0)
1%
(1)
2%
(2)
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D
Dawn Hudson
Best of the best

Sweet, nutty, caffeine free! A treat, day or night, hot or iced. I keep in a jar in my refrigerator. I steep the grains more than once. Delicious even the third time (especially for iced tea). Yum.

L
LL
Very tasty tea

Brown color tea with a hint of sweetness and soba's unique fragrance, the best I have tried so far.

S
Sunny Min

Kettl makes the highest quality tea I’ve tasted. Soba cha is one of them!

R
Robert L
Love this tea

My sister in law sent us our first bag of soba cha as part of our new baby care package and we were instantly hooked. After drinking it for months we knew this was a new staple in our pantry and so we ordered two more bags. It's a taste you never get bored of.

M
Min Shin

Nagano Soba Cha | 長野そば茶

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