BanchaOrganic Green Tea

$2.00–$32.00
makes 30 cups
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Description

Bancha is the traditional daily green tea found throughout Japan. Made of mature tea leaves and stems from the autumn harvest, Bancha is gently pan-roasted to develop a nutty sweet flavor and golden infusion. Bancha makes a wonderfully quenching cold brew tea and has a mild caffeine level due to its roasting process.


Tasting Notes

A refreshing everyday green tea with a mild sweet flavor and pleasant roasted aroma

Everyday Brewing

Water to Leaf Ratio
1 tbsp (4g) per 8 oz of water
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
3 minutes

Traditional Brewing

Water Temperature: 185°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1 tablespoon per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 3 minutes (1st infusion), 4-5 minutes (2nd infusion)

Kyusu Brewing from Rishi Tea on Vimeo.

For the best infusions, we recommend brewing this tea in a Tokoname teapot.

We encourage you to experiment with the quantity of tea leaves and the length of the steep time to find your desired brew strength. Varying the water temperature isn't recommended, as water that is too hot will over-extract the bitter components of tea, while water that is too cool might not fully draw out the aromas and flavors of tea.

Ingredients

Organic green tea.

Origin

Kagoshima

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Bancha tea
Nov 18, 2017
This tea had an unexpected but pleasant roasted taste. It is great straight or combined with more floral teas. It became one of... read more
Carmen
Boynton Beach, FL
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It took time
Jun 20, 2017
4 months after buying this Bancha, I got used to the somewhat nutty flavor and it is now my favourite iced tea. I wanted to... read more
Daniela Consolaro
Smithtown, NY
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Not my fave
Feb 22, 2017
I find this tea having a bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite, I will use to create iced tea.
Daniela Consolaro
Smithtown, NY
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Bancha
Jan 6, 2017
The best way to describe Bancha is that it's similar to a Chinese Dragonwell with a little Japanese Sencha. It's a great... read more
Michael
Herndon, VA
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Made me a fan
Nov 18, 2016
It has taken some time for me to develop a taste for green tea, but over the last four years I have become more health... read more
Owner Response: Thank you John! Congrats on your diversion from sodas!
John
Irving, TX
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Smooth & Refreshing
Jul 10, 2016
An excellent everyday go-to tea with a smooth finish and mild, yet refreshing grassy notes. Excellent!
Michael Orlando
River Edge, AL
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A fresh taste
Feb 28, 2015
I don't think you'd want to let this brew too long. The bitterness is certainly in the leaves. You can smell it, but if you... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Delft, Holland, AL
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new favorite tea!
Nov 8, 2012
I've been drinking Rishi jasmine green for years. I tried this Bancha for something different and loved it! Loved the roasted... read more
Shannon
Wilmington, NC
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Made me a fan
Nov 18, 2016
It has taken some time for me to develop a taste for green tea, but over the last four years I have become more health... read more
Owner Response: Thank you John! Congrats on your diversion from sodas!
John
Irving, TX
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Smooth & Refreshing
Jul 10, 2016
An excellent everyday go-to tea with a smooth finish and mild, yet refreshing grassy notes. Excellent!
Michael Orlando
River Edge, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Bancha tea
Nov 18, 2017
This tea had an unexpected but pleasant roasted taste. It is great straight or combined with more floral teas. It became one of... read more
Carmen
Boynton Beach, FL
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new favorite tea!
Nov 8, 2012
I've been drinking Rishi jasmine green for years. I tried this Bancha for something different and loved it! Loved the roasted... read more
Shannon
Wilmington, NC
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It took time
Jun 20, 2017
4 months after buying this Bancha, I got used to the somewhat nutty flavor and it is now my favourite iced tea. I wanted to... read more
Daniela Consolaro
Smithtown, NY
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A fresh taste
Feb 28, 2015
I don't think you'd want to let this brew too long. The bitterness is certainly in the leaves. You can smell it, but if you... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Delft, Holland, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Bancha
Jan 6, 2017
The best way to describe Bancha is that it's similar to a Chinese Dragonwell with a little Japanese Sencha. It's a great... read more
Michael
Herndon, VA
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Not my fave
Feb 22, 2017
I find this tea having a bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite, I will use to create iced tea.
Daniela Consolaro
Smithtown, NY
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Not my fave
Feb 22, 2017
I find this tea having a bitter aftertaste. Not my favorite, I will use to create iced tea.
Daniela Consolaro
Smithtown, NY
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
A fresh taste
Feb 28, 2015
I don't think you'd want to let this brew too long. The bitterness is certainly in the leaves. You can smell it, but if you... read more
Alex Strick van Linschoten
Delft, Holland, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Bancha
Jan 6, 2017
The best way to describe Bancha is that it's similar to a Chinese Dragonwell with a little Japanese Sencha. It's a great... read more
Michael
Herndon, VA
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
new favorite tea!
Nov 8, 2012
I've been drinking Rishi jasmine green for years. I tried this Bancha for something different and loved it! Loved the roasted... read more
Shannon
Wilmington, NC
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
It took time
Jun 20, 2017
4 months after buying this Bancha, I got used to the somewhat nutty flavor and it is now my favourite iced tea. I wanted to... read more
Daniela Consolaro
Smithtown, NY
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Smooth & Refreshing
Jul 10, 2016
An excellent everyday go-to tea with a smooth finish and mild, yet refreshing grassy notes. Excellent!
Michael Orlando
River Edge, AL
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Made me a fan
Nov 18, 2016
It has taken some time for me to develop a taste for green tea, but over the last four years I have become more health... read more
Owner Response: Thank you John! Congrats on your diversion from sodas!
John
Irving, TX
Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon Review star icon
Bancha tea
Nov 18, 2017
This tea had an unexpected but pleasant roasted taste. It is great straight or combined with more floral teas. It became one of... read more
Carmen
Boynton Beach, FL
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