Anji Bai Cha is a very unique and exquisite green tea with nutty, umami and sweet taste.
DRY LEAF: Wiry bud sets that are bright green and yellow that looks almost florescent bright. Full of floral, nutty and sweet aroma.
WET LEAF: Pale green with a nose that consists of sweet corn, nutty and umami.
CUP: A beautiful pale green with again lot of umami. Notes of sweet boiled corn, peas, soy and a sweet finish. Very pleasing.
1 level tbsp or 2.5 gm per 8 oz cup
2 mins. Second steep 3 min.
Anji Bai Cha litterally means "white tea" from Anji, a region in Zhejiang province of China. The reason it is called white, although a green tea, is because of the very pale appearance of the budset that is picked to make this tea.
The processing of Anji Bai Cha differs from other green teas in that the leaves are not rolled. This keeps the flavor mild but the taste is still deep.
The cultivar that is used to make this tea was discovered only in the early 1980s. It has since been propagated in other parts of China. This batch of tea comes from Fan Jing Shan (Buddha and Clean Mountain) in Guizhou province - a mountainous area that is removed from the industrialized and polluted parts of the country. The soil that is rich in minerals imparts more depth and a longer finish to the tea.
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