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|Other names||Common Tea|
|Quick description||More widely available in the West. A late season crop, goes well with food.|
Bancha is harvested from the same tree as sencha grade, but it is plucked later than sencha is, giving it a lower market grade. It is considered to be the lowest grade of green tea. There are 22 grades of bancha. Its flavour is unique, it has a stronger organic straw smell.