Premium High Mountain Anji Bai Cha Green Tea 安吉白茶
Anji Bai Cha, literally "white tea" in Chinese, is actually a green tea. It's one of the most sought-after green teas in China. Anji Bai Cha leaves maintain a vibrant pale green, has "freshly-plucked" appearance despite being dried. Unlike other green teas that have long harvest periods, this tea has a small window of lasting till late April. Due to its limited production, Richest in amino acids of all green teas, this nourishing tea helps to reduce stress and promote relaxation. It is light and sweet, a little nutty, full-bodied, smooth, very soothing and refreshing. A must try for green tea lovers and also great for novices, easy to steep, and resists bitterness, even when over-steeping.
See the picture below showing Victoria sitting in front of the 1000 year old Mother Bush of Anji Bai Cha.
For more information, please read our blog here A Hidden Treasure in Plain Sight: The Allure of Anji Bai Cha Green Tea.
Origin: Anji county, Zhengjiang province, China
Harvest: Late March 2021
Picking standard: One bud one leaf
Elevation: 700 meters
This tea has a mild vegetal flavor, a hint of roasted nuts, creamy and sweet refreshing aftertaste. This tea is very forgiving, easy to brew, can withstand a hot brewing temperature with little bitterness.Steeping Guide
185oF, 4 g (2 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minute, 3 steeps. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.
To get the most enjoyment out of the tea, we recommend using a gaiwan or glass brewing vessel without an infuser. For the best tea tasting results, warm up the teaware first, then add the tea leaves, take in the aroma, then pour the hot water on the side wall of the teaware. Please see more specific step-by-step brewing instructions below:
1. Tea to water ratio: 2-3gram to 100ml/3.5oz water.
2. Water temperature: 180-185 F. Never, never use boiling water.
3. Water quality: Recommend to use spring water or filtered water. No tap water, purified or distilled water.
4. Brewing time: about 1-2 minutes. If you use a gaiwan or porcelain teapot, please don’t cover your tea with the lid.
5. Lastly, please don’t forget to smell the aroma before drinking your tea. Aroma is always the first part of your sensory tea experience.