Loose-leaf Bancha (Japanese Green Tea)

Loose-leaf green tea with large, intact, somewhat wrinkly leaves, dark gray-green with yellow-green huesView Full Resolution

This photo shows a high-quality example of loose-leaf bancha. The large leaf size of this tea is immediately evident in this picture, and unlike many examples of this style of tea, the leaves are almost entirely intact or unbroken.

Just like sencha, bancha has a wide range of quality, and this looks like one of the better examples of this style of green tea.

This image is featured in our article on Bancha.

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Alex Zorach

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Joined Sep. 1st, 2009.