Character: Roasted green tea with full-bodied character and toasted notes. Spring and autumn Bancha crops are mixed and post fired during final processing (Houjicha). Bancha are later season crops producing tea of well-defined character, vivid yellow colors and refreshing and deep flavors. Spring crop bancha has a distinct aroma which is further heightened when roasted. Produced under ISO 14001 Certified Environmental Management Standards.
Country of Origin: Japan
Altitude: 1000 ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Pale green yellow
Ingredients: Luxury roasted green tea
This tea makes a particularly great tea incense for tea burners!
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 203F/95C boiling water over the matcha powder (2-3 teaspoons per cup) for 30 seconds (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.