This buckwheat is quite different from the standard buckwheat one would ordinarily find at most health food stores, which is usually cooked as a grain or made into soba noodles.
Black Bitter Buckwheat grows at an altitude of over 8000ft, in mineral-rich soils and clean air, amidst a pure ecosystem removed from the onslaught of today's environmental toxins. The drastic temperature fluctuations of the days and nights allow the nutrients to concentrate at high levels within its seeds. The growing and harvesting of this buckwheat uses no toxic pesticides or herbicides, but maintains its integrity through the art of traditional farming methods, all in harmony with the land and the elements. The bitter qualities of the plant are wonderfully balanced by a subtle sweetness, and roasted aroma, that combine to produce a buttered toast-like flavor.
High Mountain Dark Buckwheat, Dark Roasted Tartary Buckwheat
Steep 1 tsp of tea for every 8 oz of water that you use (can brew 2 times)
Recommended Water Temperature: 212˚F
Steeping Time: 3 - 5 minutes