Details(Japanese Green Tea)
Country of Origin: Japan
Region: Shizuoka Prefecture
Grade: Ban 2 Go
Altitude: 500 - 1500 feet
Manufacture Type: Steamed green tea
Cup Characteristics: Delicious green tea character with notes of toast. A haunting finish.
Infusion: Light pale and clear
Ingredients: Luxury green tea.
Most Japanese teas are made from well handled leaves and much of their elegance and style is due to the processing: steaming immediately after plucking and then air drying. Bancha or Sencha are the everyday green tea drinks of Japan. Ban 2 GO is one of the highest grades of Bancha. The leaves to produce Bancha are generally plucked after the new season and tend to be somewhat more coarse. This however gives the tea its unique character and visual appearance. Since the leaves used to make Bancha are more coarse and contain some stalks and stems the resulting tea generally contains less caffeine or tannin then the finer grades of Japanese tea. Also the cup tends to be somewhat milder. Because of the proceeding factors Bancha, parents in Japan often give this tea to their children.
Recent research has revealed numerous chemical and mineral components in green tea. Japanese green tea contains the following components: Theanine, Catechins (polyphenols), Flavonoids, Vitamins C, B1, B2, Niacin, Caffeine, Amino Acids and Minerals F, Zn, Mn, Cu, and Se
Do not add milk or sugar since green tea is enjoyed ?straight-up?.