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Anji Bai Cha

A beautiful, light delicate green tea with orchid and citrus notes and a liquid silk texture.
The leaves of Anji Bai Cha tea (Pre-Qing Ming), are rolled so that they keep their natural length.
Anji Bai Cha liquor and wet leaf
Farmers tend to Anji Bai Cha tea bushes in high mountains of Anji, Hu Zhou, Zhejiang Province.

Anji Bai Cha is the first and the only white tea tree variety that was recorded in the Chinese tea literature of the Song Dynasty (960-1279 AD).

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Description

Limited Edition Collection - once it's gone, it's gone.

This refined green tea is very special and a must-try for green tea lovers. The long, delicate green needles have been expertly handmade by Master Ye Sheng using only his most perfect and tender young leaves harvested on the banks of Yu Shan Wu Lake. First lightly pressed in a hot wok and then hand rolled to produce the characteristic shape - this is an extreme artisan tea. The precious liquor is pale green and crystal clear with a texture like liquid silk. The flavour is complex and sappy with light citrus notes and gorgeous fresh floral orchid tones.

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Anji Bai Cha translates to Anji White Tea - though it is actually a green tea. This is because it is made with a unique variety of Camellia Sinensis (Tea Bush)found only in Anji County, which produces almost translucent, silvery white buds in the early spring. Anji County lies in the North West of Zhejiang Province, the area is lush and green, covered in primeval forest. During spring the temperatures are cool and there is often a mist blanketing the tea fields. This perfect climate produces extremely delicate green teas, which are high in amino acids and low in tannins - which gives a lovely vegetal note to the teas and a very low astringency.

Here is a slideshow Phil made about Anji Bai Cha after a visit to China in 2012.

Other Names - Anji White Tea

Additional Information

Chinese Name Anji Bai Cha 安吉白茶 绿茶
English Pronunciation an-gee buy char
Country China
Harvesting Area Yu Shan Wu Lake, Anji County, Zhejiang
Origin Chunan County, Zhejiang, China
Tea Farm Master Ye Sheng's farm
Plantation Altitude 600m
Harvest Date 18th April 2017
Varietal Anji Bai Cha
Leaf Appearance Long delicate needles, vibrant green
Aroma Fresh and floral with chestnut notes
Liquor Crystal clear, pale green
Tasting Notes Sappy, floral orchid, light citrus and chestnut notes
Quick Brewing Instructions 4g, 80°C, 250 ml, 2-4 mins
Picking Standard 1 bud and 1 leaf

Reviews

  • Loveliest tea!

    by Fauna4 on 17th of July

    This tea is the first I have bought from this sit and I was not disappointed. It was worth the price and as described, delicate with a very specific flavour. I will buy it again.

    5
  • Lovely light tea

    by Orlando on 16th of June

    Light and sweet but not lacking in flavour. Really changes between infusions and develops a melon-like taste. My favourite green tea!

    5
  • Love It!

    by Stacie on 24th of October

    I love all the teas I have tried so far but I must say this is one of my favorites. The flavour was delecate and aroama delightful and I drink it all the time!!

    5
  • I love this tea

    by Miranda on 24th of September

    This is just perfect for drinking at any time. My favourite so far, delicate but flavoursome.

    5
  • A refreshing tea for summer

    by Jasminetea on 1st of July

    This tea produces a wonderful aromatic pale tea. It is fresh and light with a delicate sweetness. Delicious on sunny summer days or when you need a bit of sunshine in your life.

    5