Bancha Green Tea Description:
Excellent example of Japanese Bancha Tea which, for many in Japan, is a tea consumed daily. Mature green leaves pressed flat with a fresh grassy aroma. The infused liquor features aroma of grass, hay, and floral. Bancha is one of many great Japanese tea varieties. Our Bancha comes from the Fukuoka region of Japan.
Japanese Green Tea
Bancha Green Tea Significance:
Bancha is a common style of traditional Japanese green tea made of leaves of the 3rd and 4th harvest after summer. The Bancha tea harvest is from the same tea plants that provide the higher Sencha grade of tea in the spring. For those new to Japanese green teas, Bancha tea is a great introductory tea at a modest price with a refreshing vegetal, grassy flavor and a pleasant mildly roasted aroma. In Japan, Bancha green tea is popular as a daily tea. Bancha green tea is typically lower in caffeine than many other green teas because the broad, course leaves are harvested late in the season.
- Step 1:
- Add boiling water to mug and allow the water to cool to 170°-185° or simply wait 2-5 minutes.
- Step 2:
- Steep 1 flat tsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
- Step 3:
- Steep for 3-5 minutes. Green teas often have substantially different character depending on the time and temperature used for steeping so experiment with water throughout the range. Try 2-3 steepings. Great candidate for cold brewing tea.