Organic Spring Bancha - Ogose

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Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 6 g 6 oz / 175 ml

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Bancha is usually summer or autumn harvested tea leaves that have been allowed to grow larger and thus stiffer with more astringent tasting catechin. It is not usually harvested in the spring because farmers want to harvest the leaves young as they fetch a higher price. However, spring-harvested bancha, while rare, is rich in its full-bodied astringency and is perfect for those who want a catechin-heavy green tea from Japan.

NAME Ogose Tea Farm by Haruo Ogose
LOCATION Mariko, Suruga-ku, Shizuoka-shi, ShizuokaSIZE /

of FIELDS 1.98 hectares / 5.13 acres
ALTITUDE Approx 50 – 500 meters

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I’ve almost finished 50g of this and forgot to write a review in the progress. I have one pots worth left after this one so it looks like I caught it just in time. For now I will do quick notes.

Leaves smell grassy and sweet with an orchid like floral affair.

Once steeped the tea is bright green in colour and matches it’s raw scent.

In flavour this is very grassy with a hint of flowers which seems perfumed and pronounced. Though albeit a medium strength Bancha so it’s not overly strong in any aspect. It’s also somewhat buttery and smooth, very easy to drink and enjoy.

This was not a favourite of mine though it does give a very nice tea buzz. Also though I never found myself craving this tea I also never complained from having it. I may buy this tea again in the future for an every day Bancha but it’s not one I will keep stocked on my shelf.

Flavors: Grass, Orchid

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 6 g 6 OZ / 175 ML

I admire you. When I have a meh tea I rarely finish it …or after 4 years !

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