Buckwheat tea (sobacha) in glass cups.

Buckwheat Tea (Sobacha)

Course: Drinks
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: buckwheat noodles, soba
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 4 minutes
Servings: 1 (or more)
Author: Nami

Brewed from buckwheat grains, this healthy and delicious Buckwheat Tea or Sobacha will be your new favorite drink! A popular tea in Japan, it is a great way to get the many benefits, along with its antioxidant power. Enjoy it cold or warm.

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Ingredients

With a saucepan on the stove

  • 2 Tbsp buckwheat tea (20 g)
  • 3 ⅓ cups water (800 ml)

With a teapot

  • 2 Tbsp buckwheat tea (20 g)
  • 3 ⅓ cups water (800 ml)

With a tea bag

  • 1 tea bag (See Notes for the brand I use)
  • ¾ cup water (180 ml)

Instructions

  1. Gather the ingredients. Please adjust the amount of water (or buckwheat tea) based on your preference.
    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha Ingredients

With a saucepan on the stove

  1. Boil 3 ⅓ cups (800 ml) of water in a saucepan on the stove and add 2 Tbsp (20 grams) of buckwheat tea.

    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 1
  2. Boil for 30 seconds and turn off the heat. Cover the saucepan with a lid and allow the tea to steep for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Strain the tea over fine mesh sieve and serve hot.
    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 4

With a teapot

  1. Boil 3 ⅓ cups (800 ml) of water in an electric kettle or a saucepan on the stove. Add 2 Tbsp (20 grams) of roasted buckwheat grains to a teapot.
    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 5
  2. Pour boiling water over the buckwheat in the teapot. Allow the tea to steep for 3-4 minutes before straining.
    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 6
  3. Serve hot.
    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 7

With a tea bag

  1. Boil ¾ cup (180 ml) of water in an electric kettle or a saucepan on the stove. Add 1 tea bag in a teacup or teapot and pour boiling water over the tea bag.

    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 8
  2. Allow the tea to steep for 2 minutes before removing the tea bag. Serve hot.
    Buckwheat Tea Sobacha 9

To Serve Cold:

  1. Let the buckwheat tea cool to room temperature before storing in the refrigerator. Serve cold.

To Brew Again:

  1. Brew 2-3 more times, but add a few minutes to the steeping time.

Recipe Notes

Buckwheat Tea (Sobacha) Tea Bag: You can purchase on Amazon.

 

Recipe by Namiko Chen of Just One Cookbook. All images and content on this site are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without my permission. If you’d like to share this recipe on your site, please re-write the recipe in your own words and link to this post as the original source. Thank you.