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Often called “bancha for babies” (akachan bancha 赤ちゃん番茶) because it has almost no caffeine as well as “spring bancha” (haru bancha 春番茶) because it is harvested in March before shincha, this “common” tea is rarely offered outside of Japan. Unique to the city of Kyoto from which it gets name, Kyobancha is harvested from tea leaves and twigs that have matured over the winter months and then roasted producing a very woodsy flavor.

Our first attempt at making Kyobancha has resulted in a tea that produces a light, refreshing, and easy-to-drink taste–a healthy alternative to your daily intake of water. We recommend steeping it in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, or steeping it with cold water for 2-3 hours for iced tea.

Product name: Kyobancha
Ingredients: 100% aracha from Wazuka, Kyoto
Tea plant: various
Cultivation notes: Made from tea leaves that have matured during winter.
Harvest period: mid-March
Processing notes: light steaming (about 20 seconds)
Product size: 1 bag (24.5 x11.5 x2.0 cm / 9.65 x4.53 x0.79 in)
Weight of contents: 200 g / 7 oz
Producer: Akihiro Kita
Expiration: Good for 6 months from shipment
Storage: Seal tightly and refrigerate

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6770 tasting notes

Smells a lot like Hojicha – roasted! Yum!
It has the brown roasted leaves instead of the twigs, tho, that is the major different to the eye. It is more gentle that I thought it would be but I like this mellow flavor on the tongue. Springy! Gently Roasted! A near Steamed rice/veggie type flavor, even. With a sweeter finish! Lovely!

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2816 tasting notes

Reading the tasting notes lately from Lion has made me remember the remaining teas I need to try from my Obubu sampler. The package this tea came in says: Kyou Bancha but I’m assuming this is the same tea as Kyobancha, even though the spelling is different.

Leaves in the package are very brown and roasty-smelling. Bancha are older, late harvest tea leaves and this is the roasted form of them, I guess? Good to know this tea has almost no caffeine because I probably don’t need any more today.

I’m not sure how long this was steaming for exactly (it was at least 4 minutes), but I don’t think you can really oversteep this kind of tea too easily. My cup is a dark orange and the flavor is very mild, with slight roasted, woodsy notes. I’m not getting a lot of flavor out of this one. It’s similar to a hojicha but a lot more boring, lol. I will finish the pot of tea i made but I can’t see any reason to buy this. I think I’d just rather have hojicha.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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