Herbal Information on Organic Bancha Tea (China)
Tea Name: Bancha Tea
Botanical Name: Camellia sinensis
Package Size: Four Ounces (4 oz.)
Form: Loose Leaf - Bulk
Dosage: Follow doctor's instructions on how to use this herb.
Certified Organic: Yes
Brand: Starwest Botanicals
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Servings: In general, the number of cups that can be made from one pound (1 lb.) of loose tea leaves is 200 cups. This four-ounce container can make roughly 50 cups of tea.
Directions: Pour 8-12 oz of simmering water (180° F preferred) over 1 tsp. of tea. Steep 2-3 minutes.
A Little Information on Green Teas
Green teas are known for grassy or vegetal flavors. They contain several B Vitamins, Vitamin C, and amino acids, and have one of the highest concentrations of catechins (a flavonoid with powerful antioxidant activity) among teas, second only to white teas.
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse teacup and teapot with hot water. Cold, clear, pure water is recommended and tap water, especially hard water, is to be avoided. Fresh spring water is ideal. Filtered water is also desirable. Hard water or strong tasting water will obliterate even the most delicious tea. Use about 1-2 teaspoons of tea for every cup of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 158°F (70°c) to 176°F (80°c) for one minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing. This tea will generally yield 3-4 infusions per batch of leaves and will often yield its best flavor in the second and third infusion.
If you find that your tea tastes bitter and requires milk, sugar or lemon to counteract the bitterness, we recommend adjusting with shorter steeping times, lower temperature water, or fewer tea leaves.
Bancha Tea Benefits and Information
Bancha is the tea most commonly consumed in Japan. It is harvested from the same bushes as Sencha, though typically after the Sencha season. This results in a tea that is much coarser in appearance, and often includes stalks and stems in the mix. Bancha is a milder tea, with lower caffeine and tannin levels compared to other green teas. This is an everyday drink, with a light and refreshing flavor profile. Bancha tea offers many health benefits including benefiting oral health, digestion, mental aquity and boosting the immune system.
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