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Anji Bai Cha

A beautiful, light delicate green tea with orchid and citrus notes and a liquid silk texture.
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.

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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*Based on a 4g serving, infused twice

Anji Bai Cha

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  • 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.

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Loveliest tea!

5

/ 5

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.

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Lovely light tea

5

/ 5

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

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Love It!

5

/ 5

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!!

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I love this tea

5

/ 5

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

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A refreshing tea for summer

5

/ 5

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.

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excellent, subtle, but fussy

4

/ 5

(Spring 2012 harvest) I like this tea for its long aftertaste and subtle sweetness. There is a lot here to remind one of both white and green teas. It is, however, rather fussy to brew. I found the recommended 65deg was only required for the first infusion to prepare the leaves, subsequent infusions needing a cooler 55-60deg. The 50deg suggested in another review was too cool, it failed for me to extract many of the most attractive qualities of this tea. Brewed too hot or too long this tea tends to astringency and develops some odd vegetal notes, but it rewards precise control of temperature. The dry leaves are regular and form attractive needles when infused, the liquor is pale green, the nose has notes of hay initially, and floral notes develop on later infusions (when treated gently). The taste is silky and long. A refreshing tea but one that demands focus to brew successfully, and probably a thermometer at hand.

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Wonderful

5

/ 5

I received a pouch of this tea this morning (delivered less than 24 hours after I ordered it, very impressive - kudos to both Canton Tea Co. and the Royal Mail for this!), and I'm on my second pot of it already. It's a lovely smooth taste with lots of light fresh flavour but without some of the harsher overtones of other green teas, and it does seem to have the calming-but-focused effect that this particular tea is known for. I'd highly recommend this to any fan of the subtler green teas.

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This is a tea I could sip all day. Lovely, lovely tea.

5

/ 5

"the brew – oh! the brew. It’s lovely. Others have called it sweet. I don’t get sweet. I get grassy, lightly nutty, and very mellow...."

To read the full review, visit Its All About The Leaf: http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/2408/tea-review-canton-tea-anji-bai-cha-2/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=twitter

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This Canton Tea Anji Bai Cha is dessert!

5

/ 5

I was struck by the sweetness of this Canton high mountain green tea. It is easy to sip every day, at any time. Its long lingering aftertaste makes it memorable. The Canton Tea team does an excellent job of accurately describing its teas. If you are considering the purchase of a Chinese green tea, I urge you to sample this one.

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creamy and yes a hint of lemon

4

/ 5

I'm not a huge fan of green tea usually, but hate to miss out on the health benefits, and I do love variety, so I gave this a try. That being said this is really good. Probably my favorite unflavored green tea to date, although I also really like the pouchong offered here by Canton, but I guess that's somewhere between a green and oolong so I don't know if it counts. Do be careful with the brew temp. and I don't think you'll be disappointed.

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Light and clean

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/ 5

"this tea IS very Light and Clean. The clean taste goes on to the aftertaste and it’s just delightful!"

For the full review:
http://www.itsallabouttheleaf.com/1351/tea-review-canton-tea-anji-bai-cha/

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Superb tea

5

/ 5

In 1587 Sheikh Abd-al-Kadir wrote "coffee is like common man's gold, and like gold it brings to every man the feeling of luxury and nobility" If that statement were to be applied to a green tea then Anji Bai Cha would be top of the list.

Without a shadow of a doubt.

Brewing taste does vary; indeed I would also brew this a bit cooler.

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Best green tea if you are willing to brew it correctly

5

/ 5

OOO This is my most fave green tea of all time (assuming i am not immortal otherwise ho could i know)

This tea is in my mind the hardest green tea to brew, harder than Gyokoru, harder than matcha.

You ill see elsewhere on the internet people recommending brewing this at the dreaded 80c, do that and you may as well buy Long Jing as its gonna taste roughly the same.

Anji Baicha needs very careful and low temperature brewing to bring out that fantastical exotic, tropical fruit taste.
Try brewing at 50c for 3 mins using 2.5g of tea, you will be glad you did.

This is without doubt the best china green tea money can buy, and to be honest i think it beats all the Japanese Gyokoru teas as well.

Anji Bai Cha
Rated 5/5 based on 13 reviews

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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

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