Haru Bancha (Haru meaning spring) is a rather rare speciality pan-fired organic bancha from Miyazaki. It contains the established coarse winter leaves, stems, and twigs that were harvested from the parent branches of kanayamidori tea bushes in late March each year.
The brewed tea has an exceptionally "green" spring aroma, a wonderfully balanced, sweet, incredibly satisfying vegetal grassy taste, and a yellow-green liquor color that would brighten even the dullest of days.
Like most bancha it's easy to brew and can be drunk and enjoyed anytime of year, however its joyous spring taste makes it especially nice to drink during the spring months. It's rejuvenating, vitalizing, low caffeine, and is the perfect pre-shincha beverage that really gets you in the mood for more Japanese spring green teas!
|Origin||Hinokage Town, Nishiusuki District, Miyazaki, Kyushu, Japan|
|Harvest Date||Late March 2016|