Japanese Bancha Tea Recipe How To Prepare?

Japanese Bancha Tea Recipe How To Prepare?
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Japanese Bancha Tea Recipe How To Prepare? Bancha is a Japanese green tea leaf used to make tea, the matured bancha leaves are harvested late in the autumn season and are used to make tea all year round. The lower part of the Camellia Sinensis Japanese green tea plant, leaves, and stems are picked then roasted on a pan to be used as a tea or cold drink.

Learn how to properly prepare bancha tea with this easy and quick recipe.

WHAT DOES BANCHA TEA TASTE LIKE?

Japanese bancha green tea has a welcoming earthy grassy, woody, and sweet nutty flavor tea due to the roasting process. The bancha leaves are also used to prepare Goishicha and Hojicha a type of fermented tea.

BENEFITS OF BANCHA TEA:

Based on studies, daily consumption of Bancha tea benefits are:

  • Supports Weight Loss
  • Improves Mental Alertness
  • Blood Pressure
  • Kidney Health
  • Improves Immune System
  • Decreases Triglyceride Levels
  • Rich In Calcium, Iron & Vitamin A
  • Reduces Stomach Bloating & Fluid Retention

Bancha Green Tea Caffeine Content

Japanese Bancha green tea contains less amount of caffeine compared to other traditional green teas such as Matcha green tea, Gyokuro, and Sencha Green Tea. Bancha green tea contains about 10 mg of caffeine per one cup (8 oz). This is because the leaves and stems are harvested later in the season compared to sencha and other green teas.

TIPS FOR BREWING BANCHA TEA

Here are some tips you should know about brewing Bancha green tea:

  1. The first tip and most important tip is to keep an eye on the water heating process. Ensuring the proper water temperature for making Bancha green tea will result in a pleasant tasting tea. If your water is too hot it will scorch the delicate bancha leaves resulting in an unpleasant bitter taste. When heating up the water, don’t allow it to come to boil, optimized temperature for bancha tea is 80°C (175°F).
  2. After brewing the bancha leaves, loss or bagged, allow to steep for just a minutes or so, no longer than that.

INGREDIENTS TO MAKE BANCHA TEA

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablepoons bancha tea leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey (optional)

HOW TO PREPARE BANCHA TEA?

  1. Heat water in a pot for about 5 minutes. 
  2. Add the dry leaves and cook for 8-10 minutes. Don’t bring the water to a boil just until it’s hot about 80°C (175°F).
  3. Once water is hot, allow the bancha leaves to steep for about 60 seconds, then pass through a sieve into a cup.
  4. Add honey to naturally sweeten the bancha tea if you wish.
  5. Serve hot and Enjoy!
Japanese Bancha Green Tea Recipe

Bancha Tea Recipe – How To Prepare

Bancha is a Japanese green tea leaf used to make tea, the matured bancha leaves are harvested late in the autumn season and are used to make tea all year round. The lower part of the Camellia Sinensis Japanese green tea plant, leaves, and stems are picked then roasted on a pan to be used as a tea or cold drink.
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Beverage
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 1 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cup of water
  • 2 tablepoons bancha tea leaves
  • 1 teaspoon honey optional

Instructions
 

  • Heat water in a pot for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the dry leaves and cook for 8-10 minutes. Don’t bring the water to a boil just until it’s hot about 80°C (175°F).
  • Once water is hot, allow the bancha leaves to steep for about 60 seconds, then pass through a sieve into a cup.
  • Add honey to naturally sweeten the bancha tea if you wish.
  • Serve hot and Enjoy!
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