Anji Bai Cha - High Mountain Pre-Qingming Green Tea 2023
Picked and processed at the start of the spring season 2023, our Anji Bai Cha green tea is rich with creamy vegetal notes. Smooth and elegant this tea is a pleasure to drink anytime!
LEAF: Wiry bud sets that are bright green and fresh with a toasty vegetal aroma.
CUP: A beautiful pale green with a vegetal flavor. Notes of sweet pea. Clean finish. Very refreshing.
1 tbsp or 3 gm for an 8-10 oz cup
2 mins. Second steep 3 min.
Anji Bai Cha literally 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 Anji County, Zhejiang Province.