Anji Bai Cha
Anji Bai Cha / / Anji White Tea
From Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China.
This tea has a pale yellow whitish green leaf with a needle like appearance. A light yellow colour to the cup boasting a fragrant orchid and fresh aroma. Exquisite light green and fresh flavours to taste, minimal astringency.
This tea is classified as either green tea or white tea as it sits between the two. Cultivated near the Hangzhou area, this is a rare tea thats carefully hand processed using traditional methods. It has a very short spring harvest time of approximately just 30 days before the leaves begin to green more so.
The origins of the teas 'mother' plant were set down in an ancient text around 900 years ago concerning a white/jade leafed tea bush. It was thought of as just a legend until the early 80s, when a white bush was found in Anji County, experts believe this was indeed the aforementioned tea plant and started cultivation.
Anji Bai Cha is a traditional gift tea and is given on special occasions in China.
Brew Guide Per Cup:
Tea 1 teaspoon (3g)
Water 70 - 80*c
Brew time 2 minutes
Reinfuse leaves 2 / 3 times to taste.