Wazuka Kyobancha

Wazuka Kyobancha

Regular price $12.00
  • 50 grams
  • Single Origin | Multi-Cultivar Blend
  • Ships from the United States
  • Low stock - 3 items left
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Made from the older leaves of the tea plants that are used to make matcha, this traditional Kyoto bancha is strongly roasted, giving it an intensely smoky aroma and soft taste

Also known as iribancha (炒り番茶 - roasted bancha), kyobancha is folk tea traditionally produced in the Kyoto region. After the harvest of gyokuro and tencha for matcha, the tea bushes are trimmed back to encourage new growth for next year’s harvest and it is the large leaves and stems from this trimming that go on to become kyobancha. After picking, the leaves are steamed and dried without rolling, after which they are heavily roasted, giving the tea its signature smoky aroma. Though the aroma is intensely smoky, the taste of kyobancha is often quite mild and light bodied.

Cultivar: Blend

Region: Wazuka, Kyoto

Producer: Azuma

Harvested: November 4th, 2021 | Roasted 2022

Elevation: 300m

Picking: Handheld Machine

Brewing Instructions

Tea/Water Ratio

5g per 200ml of water
(.18oz per 6.8oz)

Water Temperature

95º C (203ºF)

Brewing Time

120 seconds

Meet the Producer

Azuma Chaen (東茶園)

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