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Anji Bai Cha
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Loveliest tea!Review by Fauna4
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.(Posted on 7/17/15)
Lovely light teaReview by Orlando
Light and sweet but not lacking in flavour. Really changes between infusions and develops a melon-like taste. My favourite green tea!(Posted on 6/16/14)
Love It!Review by Stacie
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!!(Posted on 10/24/13)
I love this teaReview by Miranda
This is just perfect for drinking at any time. My favourite so far, delicate but flavoursome.(Posted on 9/24/13)
A refreshing tea for summerReview by Jasminetea
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.(Posted on 7/1/13)
excellent, subtle, but fussyReview by OTT
(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.(Posted on 9/24/12)
WonderfulReview by J
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.(Posted on 3/3/12)
This is a tea I could sip all day. Lovely, lovely tea.Review by Gretchen @ its All About The Leaf
"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...."(Posted on 11/25/11)
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This Canton Tea Anji Bai Cha is dessert!Review by Amy in Southern California
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.(Posted on 4/11/11)
creamy and yes a hint of lemonReview by Andrea
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.(Posted on 1/8/11)
Light and cleanReview by JenniferB at It's All ABou the Leaf
"this tea IS very Light and Clean. The clean taste goes on to the aftertaste and it’s just delightful!"(Posted on 1/6/11)
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Superb teaReview by Paul
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.(Posted on 10/20/10)
Without a shadow of a doubt.
Brewing taste does vary; indeed I would also brew this a bit cooler.
Best green tea if you are willing to brew it correctlyReview by Dorian
OOO This is my most fave green tea of all time (assuming i am not immortal otherwise ho could i know)(Posted on 8/20/10)
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.
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.
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|
|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.|