Brews up to a vibrant light green color, and tastes vibrantly green as well! Grassy and delicious.
ETA: On an empty stomach this gave me tummy trouble. :(
Bancha is made of more mature tea leaves than tea leaves used for Sencha. It is traditionally harvested only in summer or autumn every year. Bancha contains larger, coarser and heavier leaves than Sencha tea leaves, therefore it is a much lower grade than sencha. It is low in caffeine and has a mild toasty roasted taste. A good substitute for people who prefer low caffeine green tea.
Organic Bancha is produced by the Nagata Family who unlike most farmers was the first to produce Organic Tea in Uji Chaen, Japan. Tea farm is located at Southern Kyoto. Instead of using fertilizers, chemical, animal manure, herbicides or pesticides to fertile their tea garden soil, the Nagatas have discovered new agricultural methods to nurture tea plant that will produce tea twice as long a period of time and twice as powerful as their nutritious value.