100% Japan grown, pesticide-free dattan sobacha (Tartary buckwheat tea)


This roasted flavour sobacha is caffeine-free and so suitable to be drunk at any time of the day. It can also be used as a salad topping!

Sobacha tea is roasted buckwheat tea. This specific sobacha is made from dattan soba 韃靼蕎麦 (tartary buckwheat, also known as bitter buckwheat) grown in Shibetsu city of Hokkaido and contains 100 times the amount of rutin (1500mg / 100g) compared to common buckwheat.

Compared to the other varieties sobacha, the Hokkaido sobacha has a much stronger buckwheat flavour with hints of roasted nuts and is softer in texture (if you plan to eat it).

Tea Info: 

  • Ingredients: 100% Hokkaido-grown dattan soba
  • Tea shop: Yamane-en Tea Shop. Established approx 60 years

About the tea shop:  Yamane-en is a family-operated tea shop based near Sugamo Station in Tokyo and run by tea master Michio Shiobara. With 40 years of experience in the Japanese tea industry behind him, Shiobara-san offers unique teas sourced from small villages throughout Japan as well as a number of tisanes popular in Japan for their health benefits.


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