Bancha

Regular Green Tea

Bancha is a grade of sencha made from tea leaves harvested towards the end of the growing season. As the leaves used are coarser than those used for other sencha, it is regarded as being of slightly lower grade, but its sweetness and smooth taste make it the most commonly drunk type of sencha. Bancha has a high concentration of polyphenols giving bancha powerful antioxidant properties, and it is believed to strengthen the immune system. It has a milder flavour compared to other sencha and goes well with food.