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Organic Bancha
Organic Bancha

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List Price: $6.00
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Product Code: 4-BANCHA


Bancha is picked in the later summer in Japan. Broader leaves are used, with a slightly higher level of oxidation that brings out tones of hay and sea breeze. A more robust tea than Sencha, Bancha is an everyday tea consumed at most meals. The majority of tea consumed in Japan is green, with Bancha making a significant percentage of that proportion. Fresh, crisp and clean, our organic Bancha allows for a more mellow tea suitable for all times of the year. Banchas are often overlooked in favor of Senchas, but we feel that our Bancha offers a classic brew well worth exploring, especially as it gives a good idea of the diversity of Japanese teas. With all green teas, we would strongly suggest not using boiling water. Let the water cool for a couple minutes, which will ensure a less bitter brew.

Traditional Japanese brewing style is to use more leaves (around 3-4 teaspoons), and brew it for shorter times of around 30 seconds. After the 3rd to 4th infusion you can increase the brewing time to over a minute.