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Anji Bai Cha

A beautifully pale green tea with citrus notes and a long, sweet aftertaste
This very desirable, antioxidant-packed green tea has long, delicate leaves and a citrus, nutty scent. The taste is complex: fresh and mellow with lovely lemony notes, a silky mouthfeel and a sweet, long-lasting aftertaste. From a white tree varietal but processed as a green tea, with a liquor so pale and delicate that the Chinese call it a white tea. It has all the bright flavour and clarity of a classic high-grown mountain tea.

Please note the 250g bag of Anji Bai Cha, although no less delicious, is from the 2015 harvest. The price has been discounted by 30% from £120 to £84 to reflect this.

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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  • 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

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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

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/ 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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This Anji Bai Cha is made from leaves growing 'wild' on high-mountain tea fields abandoned for years, with no fertilizer or pesticides. These leaves were picked on just one day of the year - April 10th in 2016.

DEFINITIONS
Why is this green tea known as Bai Cha, ‘white tea’?

Phil Mumby believes that it may be the appearance of the young leaves as they open in spring. They are delicate and translucent in the sunshine, making them appear almost white. The needles gradually unfurl into pale green leaves in the cup. It is customary to display one of these leaves in a small cup when tasting the peak season teas. Read more on the blog.

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
Origin Chunan County, Zhejiang, China.
Plantation Altitude High mountain, 850m.
Varietal Bai Ye Yi Hao (white leaf #1).
Leaf Appearance The dry leaves are said to have the special ‘phoenix’ shape with 1 bud and 2 to 3 tender pale jade-coloured leaves
Aroma It has a sweet citrus and delicate floral aroma.
Liquor Anji Bai Cha is a bright pale green with a distinctive ‘oily’ liquor. It has the excellent clarity that is so characteristic of tea from a high-grown mountain plantation.
Tasting Notes The taste is fresh and mellow with lovely lemony notes, a soft, silky mouthfeel and a sweet, long lasting ‘hui gan’ (aftertaste).
Quick Brewing Instructions 2 tsp to 1 tbs per cup (200ml); water temperature must be cool around 85°C. Infuse 2-4 mins. Reinfuse at least 3 times.