Despite my love of Japanese green teas I’ve never had the opportunity to try Bancha before. I know very little about it other than it is considered to be more mellow flavored than Sencha. I’m not particularly a fan of Sencha, it tends to be more bitter than I care for, but Bancha is another story entirely. When brewed using traditional Japanese methods this tea has a mildly sweet flavor and buttery texture that becomes more pronounced as the tea cools. The flavors aren’t nearly as bold or astringent as many other Japanese green teas that I’ve tried, making it a great tea for beginning tea drinkers or anyone looking to pair their tea a meal. By waiting this long to try Bancha I’ve been missing out, this tea is one I could enjoy every day and never tire of.
I would like to thank Single Origin Teas for sending me this sample for review
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