Bancha Tea - Organic

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This tea's info last updated: Jan. 10, 2017

Commercial Description

Frontier® Bancha Tea is a Japanese green tea harvested from the second flush of sencha between summer and autumn. It is a less-costly alternative to the higher-grade Sencha, and has a more astringent, robust, grassy and slightly dry flavor.

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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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A drinkable and inexpensive green tea with a mild flavor. I tried this shortly after Wegmans' bancha; the leaf of this tea is more intact, but the dry leaf is not particularly aromatic. I prefer Wegmans' offering even though it is more broken.

Brews a golden color cup with a lot of dust at the bottom. Mild aroma. Less of the corn-like aroma that I enjoy in a lot of bancha. More astringent than I'd like. Very mild flavor, especially relative to the amount of astringency.

I was a little disappointed in this tea, but I think this may have been because I tried it shortly after sampling Wegmans' bancha, which I thought was very good. I thought this tea just wasn't as good: less aromatic, but more astringent. To be fair, it was also about 2/3rds the price of that one, and this tea is organic certified, and that one isn't. That said, I still wouldn't mind drinking this one on a daily basis. It's mellow and pleasant.
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