Anji bai cha (Chinese: 安吉白茶) or Anji white tea is a green tea produced in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China. This tea cultivar was discovered in 1982, is not as widely planted as
other teas and has a short harvesting period; it is a comparatively
rare tea. It is called "white" tea although it is a green tea.The long, narrow leaves are yellow in colour and have a recognisable fold along the length of the leaf.
Bestitea® An Ji Bai Cha (安吉白茶）Feature
- Grown in AnJi County, Zhejiang Province, China
- Narrow leaves are yellow in colour
- Refreshingly delicate and soothing, with a slight hint of orchid sweetness
- Yellow color, clean and bright tea Liquid
- Low caffeine
A 2010 study found that the tea is high in polysaccharides which can inhibit the hemolysis of blood cells. Research found that the tea plant has low chlorophyll and polyphenols content (which explains the whitish-green tea leaves) but is very rich in amino acids. It has almost twice the amount comparing to other green teas. Amino acid helps suppress cortisol and reduces stress.
There was a legend recorded in an ancient 900-year old Chinese book called “Da Guan Cha Lun” about a tea plant with jade white leaves. It remained a legend until 1980s, when a single white tea bush (now known as the Ancestor of Bai Cha) was found in An Ji County (Zhejiang province, China), and experts believe that this was the tea plant that was mentioned in the book. It was soon cultivated for commercial purposes – An Ji Bai Cha is one of the teas processed from the leaves picked from these tea plants. The picking season is very short, around 30 days in early spring season as once the temperature increases, the leaves would start to turn green.
We recommend using glass-based or porcelain tea ware. Rinse tea cup and teapot with hot water. Use about 2 grams of tea leaves (1-2 teaspoons) for every 150ml of water. Steep tea leaves in hot water at 70°c (158°F) to 80°c (176°F) for 1 minute for the first and second brewing. Gradually increase steeping time and temperature for subsequent brewing.
Grown in AnJi County, Zhejiang Province, China
An Ji Bai Cha (An Ji White Tea)
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