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This month we decided to select something really different from the usual green teas. So here goes a Sobacha (そば茶) from Hokkaido (北海道). Buckwheat – Sapporo Syoumeiann (札幌長命庵) Sobacha Sobacha (そば茶) literally means "buckwheat tea". It's an infusion made from roasted buckwheat, popular in Japan but also in Korea and China.
This month we selected a Karigane Hōjicha (雁ヶ音ほうじ茶) from the prefecture of Mie (三重). Karigane Hōjicha Hōjicha (ほうじ茶) literally means roasted tea. Indeed Hōjichas are first prepared as traditional green teas, usually Senchas, and are then roasted. As implied by its name, Karigane Hōjicha is simply a Hōjicha produced by