Bancha Tea Organic

Bancha Tea Organic (Japan)

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Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis

Origin: Japan

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SKU: 401310-01Size: 1 lb

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Bancha Tea Organic (Japan)

Plucked and produced according to ancient Japanese tradition, this is the tea to recommend the next time you’re asked for something easy drinking, at any time of day. In Japan, Bancha’s ancestral home, this grassy green brew has long been considered the journeyman of teas and is the cup of tea most commonly consumed. Bancha itself is notable for the fact that it is plucked from the same bushes as Sencha, arguably the best-known Japanese variety on the international stage. The difference is that the leaves used to produce Bancha are typically plucked and harvested later, after Sencha season, resulting in a coarser appearance that often includes some stalk and stem. The coarse quality of the loose leaf gives the tea a unique character, milder infusion and lowered caffeine and tannin levels compared to many finer grade green teas. Bancha Tea has a light, refreshing flavor, with a mildly vegetal finish. It’s your everyday drink: toasty, energetic, and strong.

Packaging: To preserve freshness, aroma, and potency, our 1 lb loose teas are packaged in a polyfoil bag with a re-sealable zipper closure, protecting the contents from light exposure and moisture.

Daily serving size: Pour 8-12 oz of simmering water (180° F preferred) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-3 minutes.

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Questions & Answers for Bancha Tea Organic (Japan)

is this from Japan or China
Question by: Susan Taylor on March 04, 2014
We have bancha tea from both China and Japan, and this particular item is from Japan.

Item numbers 401310-01 and 401310-04 are from Japan; Item numbers 401309-01 and 401309-04 are from China.
Answer by: Starwest Staff on March 04, 2014
Dear Susan Taylor,

We purvey two Bancha teas. One is from Japan (Item 401310-01 and 401310-04) and the other is from China (Item 401309-01 and 401309-04).

We test all of our products to be sure they are safe for public consumption. Please find our quality control page on our website for more information:

Thank you for your interest in our products.
Answer by: Starwest Staff on June 26, 2017
Hi Susan,
Thank you for your interest in Starwest Botanicals.
I am so sorry for the delay in responding to your question.
We have Bancha tea organic that comes from Japan, the sku # is 401310-01.
We also have a Bancha tea that comes from China. The Sku # is 401309-01.
If you have further questions, please give me a call at 800-800-4372, we are available Monday through Friday, 8-5pm PST.
Take care,
Answer by: Starwest Staff on June 16, 2016
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