Japanese Popcorn Tea
Bancha tea leaves tossed with pan roasted rice creates a nutty and popcorn flavour.
Bancha is the Japanese name for the second harvest of the tea leaves. Popcorn tea (aka Peoples tea) is pleasant in flavour & is often served with meals. Popular in the west.
Warm the teapot and teacups
Use fresh water- better still use spring or filtered water
Water temperature 80c - Or boil the jug & let cool for about 5 mins
Use 1 tsp per teacup (200ml) - 1 heaped tsp per mug
You can steep the leaves up to 4x
First brew Steep 1 min
Second brew Steep 2min etc
If a stronger brew is required use more tea
Traditionally drunk without milk
Composition: Green tea, rice.