Bancha - Mimasaka Bancha from Okayama

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Amount: 30 grams
Origin: Okayama
Cultivar: blend
Shipping from: Japan
Mimasaka Bancha is a traditional tea exclusively produced in the Mimasaka region of Okayama Prefecture in Japan. This tea's unique production method dates back to the 1400s. It involves boiling the tea leaves along with their branches in a large pot and then finishing them off by drying under the sun. A distinctive step in the drying process of Mimasaka Bancha includes sprinkling the leaves with the liquid extracted from the initial boiling. This technique gives the tea leaves a glossy, amber finish.

When brewed with hot water, this tea releases a sweet, substantial aroma reminiscent of stepping on fallen leaves, evoking a sense of earthiness. Upon tasting, a subtly sweet fragrance gently wafts through the nose, creating a delightful sensory experience. Mimasaka Bancha offers a unique and traditional taste that reflects the rich history and cultural heritage of its region.


We store our inventory in two locations: Japan and the United States. This is because we currently have a large customer base in America. In the future, we plan to expand our distribution centers to other countries. For details on shipping methods and delivery charges, please click here.

We strive to deliver our products to our customers as quickly and affordably as possible by stocking them in both Japan and the United States wherever feasible. However, for tea leaves that are sensitive to temperature and humidity, we ensure shipping from our temperature-controlled warehouses in Japan to maintain their quality.

Most of the teas we sell now are 15-30g. The reason is that we want you to enjoy exploring a variety of teas. We offer a multi-purchase discount on all teas, 10% for 3units and 20% for 5units at checkout.
If you want to buy a larger amount, such as 3oz at a time, please consider purchasing multiple units. With our multi-purchase discount, it will be more economical for your purchase.

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