In Japanese, Bancha means common or everyday tea and is considered a lower grade of Japanese tea than Sencha or Gyokuro. Nonetheless, Bancha is a delicious tea for daily drinking. Harvested in the autumn season and consisting of more mature, larger leaves than its esteemed counterparts, Bancha is full flavored and robust. The roasting process that Bancha endures also leaves it with a lower level of caffeine, so it's the perfect brew to enjoy any time of day or evening.
*Bancha is a great tea for cold brewing large batches of iced tea. The cold brew process pulls out less astringency, leaving behind a verdantly sweet, robust iced tea.
Robust, vegetal, slightly astringent.
Steep: 💧 8 oz. 🔥 180℉ 🕖 1-3 min. 🍂 1-2 tsp.
Caffeine: ⚡️⚡️ Low