Roasted Buckwheat Tea
Buckwheat has a long list of heath benefits, along with being gluten free it also helps to balance blood sugars, is full of nutritious vitamins and minerals and is low GI.
I discovered buckwheat tea online and loved it so much that I was buying three packs at a time, which I’ll admit did have something to do with the fact that for every three packs I purchased, I received a free Chinese tea set (featured in pic below)…but I’m the proud owner of four now and feel my collection is complete.
Anyway, I figured that since it was really just roasted buckwheat and hot water I would start making my own, it’s super easy and is ready in a jiffy!
Raw, hulled Buckwheat! (organic if possible, I get mine from Common Sense Organics)
Heat a medium fry pan on a medium/high heat and pour in enough buckwheat to cover the bottom of the pan and stir the buckwheat around constantly while it roasts. You’ll know the roasting has begun when the buckwheat darkens, I’ve read somewhere else that the darker the buckwheat the stronger the taste – just be careful not to over do it. Once roasted, pour the buckwheat into a container or glass jar to store. Enjoy 1-2 teaspoons with a cup of hot water.
I like to add half a teaspoon of cacao powder and a half teaspoon of coconut oil to mine for a slightly sweeter treat! Great for a mid-morning pick me up.