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Buckwheat Tea Sobacha

 

Sóbacha in Japanese means "soba" - buckwheat and "cha" - tea. It is not a traditional tea, like green or black tea, but a tizan, a gluten-free and caffeine-free tea made from the seeds of Tatar buckwheat. 

There are many varieties of buckwheat - some of which we use as a staple food, while others are used to make noodles, cookies, bread and tea. In Japan it is also used as a topping in salads, ice cream, yogurt, etc.

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Our buckwheat tea is grown in Hokkaido, Japan, without the use of agricultural chemicals. Tartar buckwheat seeds are milled, mixed with water, extruded, dehydrated, dried and finally roasted after harvesting. No sweeteners, flavorings or artificial ingredients are used. 

One of the most important elements in Soba is rutin, 100 times more than in the usual buckwheat. And in our case we use a special roasting method to preserve it.

 

Also, roasting gives the seeds a honeyed, nutty and oatty flavor, with a natural sweetness in flavor when you brew them with hot water.

Buckwheat tea is becoming increasingly popular around the world because of its high nutritional effectiveness and chemical composition in the prevention and treatment of various diseases. For example, in Chinese medicine the benefits of buckwheat grains have been known for a long time, they are used to prevent hypertension, hypoglycemia, etc. 

HEALTH BENEFITS:

  • Antioxidant effect - Soba is a source of several antioxidants and nutrients, including tocotrienols, vitamin E, phenolic acids, selenium and phytic acid, which boost the body's immune system. Antioxidants fight toxic free radicals, providing protection against harmful viral, bacterial and fungal infections.
  • Strengthens blood capillaries - can reduce cardiovascular disease risk markers such as glucose, total cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Boosts metabolism - contains few calories and is an ideal substitute for high-calorie drinks. According to research, it can help with weight control and promote weight loss. 
  • Prevents skin aging.
  • Lowers blood pressure.
  • Suppresses high blood sugar levels - rutin, contained in buckwheat, is extremely useful for preventing type 2 diabetes.
  • Gluten-free - so for people with celiac disease or gluten intolerance, it is a great dietary alternative.

It is also adored by children because of the flavor of the tea - it reminds sweet cookies being absolutely much more healthy than pastries. 

In general, buckwheat tea Sobacha can be consumed throughout the day, as well as a healthy alternative to dessert, a quick nutritious snack or brewed before bedtime to rest after a long day at work.

 

Sources:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6930618/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7203710/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4869006/

https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/325042 https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14640572/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8858269/

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17645626/