This Japanese Bancha is a green tea that originates from Japan.
This tea is stronger and more full-bodied than most green teas because it made of mature tea leaves and stems from the autumn harvest. Bancha has a strong grassy smell and brews to make a vibrant green tea with a slightly smoky aftertaste.
The trick is not to over brew green teas, it is best to boil your water and leave it for about 2-3 minutes to cool and then brew your green tea for no longer than 3 minutes. This allows the fresh spring grass flavour to come out but not the bitter edge that puts some people off green tea.