Bancha Hoji Cha - Toasted Tea. A very popular Japanese speciality. These are the larger leaves taken from the lower part of the same bush as Sencha. Flat, pressed Bancha leaves are roasted to provide a lovely, toasty flavour. The beverage is golden brown in colour, mellow and low in caffeine making it ideal as a first introduction to green tea.
Use 1 heaped teaspoon per cup and steep for 1 minute in 80°C water.