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type: green

origin: japan

variety: bancha

caffeine: no-caffeine

price level: $$$$

A summertime tea with grassy flavor and no smokiness. 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

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