This one is from Kawaii433! Thanks very much! I hope you are well! This is a bit of an intriguingly odd tea — the combination of matcha and buckwheat could be either really good or really bad. It was hard to tell before tasting it. To these tastebuds — really good! While sipping this, I had to do further research on buckwheat – it’s not a wheat or grain, it’s actually a pyramid shaped seed harvested from a plant related to RHUBARB. Very surprising. It doesn’t taste like rhubarb though! Two tasty steeps. I would say the flavors of matcha and buckwheat were evenly balanced in the first steep, with obviously more matcha in that first cup. The buckwheat tastes like the Honey Smacks cereal, while being a little nutty and toasty flavored. The matcha is a nice addition for a more interesting flavor profile. It was fantastic to try this — though to me it makes sense for my personal drinking to have the buckwheat without matcha, so it doesn’t have caffeine as I would rather have that lovely buckwheat flavor profile before sleeping!
Steep #1 // 24 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #2 // 24 minutes after boiling // 3-4 min