mugicha

Soba Cha — Japanese Buckwheat Tea

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I have been a longtime fan of mugicha, a Japanese herbal tea made from roasted barley, but it has a very distinct taste that some people aren’t a fan of.  I think it’s a bit like cilantro…some people love it and to some people it tastes like soap (or in the case of mugicha…dirty socks […]

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Mugi-Chai: A Japanese twist on masala chai tea

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Mugi-Chai Makes 8 – 10 servings 2 cups mugicha (brewed extra dark) 1 (1 1/2-inch) piece cinnamon stick 5 green cardamom pods, lightly smashed 6 whole cloves 1/2 star anise 3 quarter-sized coins fresh ginger 2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste whole milk, to taste 1. In a medium saucepan, mix together the mugicha, […]

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