Bancha is made from the lower leaves of the tea plant, usually picked in the second or third harvest. Bancha is a good option for those looking for a tea that is low in caffeine and high in iron. The tea is also one of the more affordable green teas, so it is great for people just beginning to explore the world of Japanese green tea.
This tea comes to us from the farmer Mr. Masuda in Makinohara, Shizuoka. The tea has a very nice corn flavor that almost tastes like fresh popcorn. Normally, Bancha tea lacks complexity, but with this one there is a beautiful popcorn flavor that goes almost in the direction of a Genmaicha.
Steeping: Use 3 grams of leaves for 1 cup of tea. Steep at 95 degrees for 30 seconds
This packet takes 5 grams of tea