Green Tea Bancha

Designation: Absolutely Organic
Item Order #: T439

Quick Overview

Tasting literally of green leaves, Bancha tea has a medium vegetable flavour with a somewhat complex finish. It is very healthy and retains a naturally high polyphenol content. You may recognize the aroma and tasting experience of this tea from meals in fine sushi restaurants.

Bancha Green Tea

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Bancha Green Tea Bags

Japanese influenced with a complex finish
A truly Japanese style green tea

Contains Caffeine

Organic Bancha Green Tea (Camellia sinensis)

Bancha tea is a beautiful dark green tea, compared with the colour of almost any other green tea in the world. This is a visual indication of the special way Bancha tea is made - a special drying/steaming process that prohibits oxidation of the tea leaves while being rolled and dried.

This tea is the lower grade cousin of “Sencha” green tea since its leaves are harvested at a later time of year and it’s generally slightly lower in quality than Sencha varieties. Bancha green tea gained worldwide favour when merchants began selling it as a less costly Sencha alternative. It is low in caffeine yet high in vitamins and minerals, making it very healthy and suitable for children.

Bancha tea is the market leader of Japanese style tea because of the marketing emphasis that has been given to it over the last few decades. Considered to be an everyday tea, Bancha has a unique flavour which goes well with food. Enjoy a cup of this popular, inexpensive Green Tea today.


The art of tea has evolved to include many rites and rituals; here are just a few that can affect the taste of your tea:
• Using good water is an essential part of brewing a great cup of tea. We recommend using good quality spring, mineral, or filtered water.
• Rinse your teapot and cup with hot water immediately before brewing your tea. By keeping the water temperature high while steeping, more of the subtle aspects of your tea will be extracted from the tea leaves. Also, your tea will brew more quickly and stay hot longer.
• Water temperature is critical. For this tea, we recommend heating your water until it is vigorously boiling, then letting it cool slightly before pouring over the teabag(s).
• Use one teabag per cup of tea desired. Pour hot water over teabags, cover and steep, peeking & stirring occasionally. Optimal brewing time is about 1½ minutes.
• As a tea cools, you will notice that its taste changes dramatically. Be sure to experiment and you may find more character in a specific tea than you ever imagined.

Additional Information

Item Number T439
Name Green Tea Bancha
Designation Absolutely Organic
UPC Code 6 28240 20439 4
Size 24 Teabags
Manufacturer Celebration Herbals
Organic? Yes
Certified Organic by Pro-Cert
Kosher (pareve)? Yes
Certified Kosher by: KSA