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drank Bancha by Rishi Tea
84 tasting notes

It’s like… a tea, that can’t decide if it wants to be Sencha, or Houjicha!

I like it. It’s very good. However, I would choose both Sencha or Houjicha over the Bancha. Just a personal preference I suppose! Sencha for savoury, Houjicha for roasty. Yum yum yum.

Cofftea

Hmmm… I’m ordering my 1st Bancha from Den’s Tea in the next 2 weeks. This review makes me a lil nervous.

Ricky

I’m with you there. Bancha is somewhere in the middle. I guess for those days where I’m feeling a bit sick and I want something really light.

Oh Cha!

Let me know what you think when you try it! I’ve only had one other Bancha to compare to Rishi’s.

It’s not that this was bad. It’s just that I like… flavours that have REALLY FOUND THEMSELVES. More self-actualized flavours! More pronounced flavours!

Just a personal preference thing. It’s still quite an excellent Japanese green tea.

Oh Cha!

Ditto, Ricky!

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Cofftea

Hmmm… I’m ordering my 1st Bancha from Den’s Tea in the next 2 weeks. This review makes me a lil nervous.

Ricky

I’m with you there. Bancha is somewhere in the middle. I guess for those days where I’m feeling a bit sick and I want something really light.

Oh Cha!

Let me know what you think when you try it! I’ve only had one other Bancha to compare to Rishi’s.

It’s not that this was bad. It’s just that I like… flavours that have REALLY FOUND THEMSELVES. More self-actualized flavours! More pronounced flavours!

Just a personal preference thing. It’s still quite an excellent Japanese green tea.

Oh Cha!

Ditto, Ricky!

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