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It is amazing what a few weeks make. Banchas are made of large, tougher leaves. As the season wears on, the chemical composition of the leaves change. By the time the Bancha harvest begins, the smoother-tasting polyphenols in the leaves have been replaced by harsher ones, and the leaves have lost amino acids that create sweetness and body. Bancha yields a grassier, lighter-bodied tea.
Dry Leaves Bancha consists of wide leaves mixed with stalk, ranging in color from sage green to khaki.
Liquor Bright Yellow.
Aroma Bancha is a summer grown tea, so it is lively and grassy. It is as if someone had turned up the volume on a Sencha.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body With its big leaves an occasional stems, this Bancha's body is light.
Flavors Japanese Bancha has lighter vegetal flavors of grass, celery, and wet wood, yet it is very assertive.
Brewing Time 1 to 2 minutes
Brewing Temperature 160° F

Bancha

A summertime tea with grassy flavor and no smokiness.
Bancha traditionally comes from Japan. People enjoy its light grassy flavor.
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Bancha - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-043
$2.00
Bancha - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44205
$6.25
Bancha - loose 7 oz tin
SKU: 48024
$10.70
Bancha - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41607
$19.00

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Bancha traditionally comes from Japan. People enjoy its light grassy flavor.

Customer Reviews

Thomas

12/8/13

Balanced and Refreshing
Average Review:

I would say this is a great daily green tea.Nothing overpowering. Thumbs up from me

Timothy

12/9/12

A nice green tea
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I mostly drink green teas; and when I first open the package, I knew that this was going to become a favourite green. It has a pleasant grassy aroma with a soft bite. It is green tea as green tea should be, simple and delicious!

John

1/19/11

Very impressed
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I use to be strictly a black tea drinker, and it was this green tea that opened a whole new world to me. Great balanced flavor, light notes of spinach unlike other Japanese green teas that can be very heavy.

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