Bancha: Is an organic green tea and as with all tea – Green tea is from the camellia sinensis plant. The differences is just in the processing. A Chinese green tea is heated to stop the oxidization (turning brown) via pan frying rolling it as its heated. Thus also adding to a rounded ball shaped leaf that you often see. In Japan it is cut, steamed and flattened.
Location: The organic Bancha style green tea used in our blends is from the Zhejiang Province and made to Japanese specifications.
Benefits: Green tea is very rich in cancer fighting properties. It contains numerous anti-oxidants and polyphenols and it has more of a medium level of caffeine.
Best Temperature: Bancha is best done at 90-95˚ for about 3-4 minutes. Within that range you can get multiple steepings out of the same 2-3g of tea.
Darsana Tea – Warming the soul, relaxing the mind, balancing the body.
1st Ray Throat Chakra
Balancing – strength and courage, finding your voice
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Liquorice – Astragalus – Elderberry – Fennel – Slippery Elm – Anise – Blue Cornflower
2nd Ray Crown Chakra
2nd ray – Balancing – clarity, wisdom, mental focus.
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Spearmint – Astragalus – Brahmi – Gingko (green / gold) – Chamomile – Calendula – Freeze Dried Apple
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Hawthorn – Astragalus – Ashwangandha – Raspberry – Rose petals – Hibiscus – Red Cornflower
Balancing – ones connection to the earth, courage, confidence, generosity.
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Lemon peel – Astragalus – Dandelion root – Marshmallow root – Wild Mint – Labrador Tea – Jasmine flowers
5th Ray 3rd Eye Chakra
Balance – discernment, clarity of vision, correctness.
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Spearmint – Astragalus – Mugwort – Eleuthero – Eyebright – Bilberry – Jasmine flowers
Balance – Service, forgiveness, intentions, expectations.
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Ginger – Astragalus – Red clover – Burdock – Mallow – Blueberry – Calendula
7th Ray Seat of Soul Chakra
Balance – purpose and connections with others.
Organic Ingredients: Bancha Green tea – Cinnamon – Ginger – Astragalus – Oatstraw – Cardamom – Passionflower – Black Currants