A rare variety of tea tree that is cultivated only in Anji, Zhejiang, China. This variety of tea trees has been cultivated and highly valued since ancient times. The yellowish-looking buds are deceptively called white tea (bai cha), easily confusing beginners by turning them into either yellow or white tea. However, technologically this is the green tea, and its striking color is explained by the natural characteristics of the tea bush from which the leaves are harvested.
Calm climate with not too long winters, and humidity of about 80%. The soils in these areas are especially rich in potassium, magnesium, and other microelements. Surrounding plants generously saturate the soil with nitrogen. These natural conditions gave birth to the amazing white tree. The unique taste, aroma, and appearance of the famous green tea is a consequence of three factors - a small amount of chlorophyll (due to the climate), a high content of amino acids (due to the special composition of the soil), and a special combination of essential oils that give an indescribably delicate aroma.
Dry tea leaves have a sweet, caramel, fruity aroma. Notes of burnt sugar, honey, and condensed milk. The warmed tea leaf reveals spruce, resinous, woody notes. The rinsed tea leaf reveals notes of Chinese traditional medicine, very unusual for green tea, reminiscent of the aroma of ginseng, Chinese dried mushrooms, and resinous wood.
The tea produces a very light-colored infusion, reminiscent of white tea. The taste is sweet and refreshing, with floral, honey, and vegetal notes. Thanks to the unique cultivar used in the production of this tea, the tea has unique organoleptic properties and provides an unforgettable tea experience. At 80° the infusion is light, yet rich and saturated. At a higher temperature, tannic notes are revealed in the tea and a slight astringency appears. I would like to note that this tea is very different from the rest of the green tea collection, which makes it highly recommended to try.
A very important point! The version of tea that is currently available is slightly different from the one presented in the series of slides! The description refers to the version that is currently in stock, and is the most authentic Anji Bai Cha!