Collection: Bancha

Bancha is produced from the bottom part of the tea plant that are big and thick. Compared to Sencha, Bancha is somewhat more astringent. Nevertheless, it is appreciated in Japan for its robust flavor. Den's Bancha is an upgraded variation, using fresh green leaves picked right after the first flush tea.

There are several types of tea called Bancha and if you compared them side-by-side you would see that each tea is very different. There are several definitions for the name Bancha. "Ban-cha" could mean "late tea" or "exceptional tea” and these definitions are used interchangeably.

    • Bancha Suruga

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