Harvest Date: Early April 2023
Harvest Location: Anji, Huzhou, Zhejiang
Cultivar: Baiye Yihao
Elevation: 1300m (4265ft)
Estate Name: Zhou Wu Shan Tea Garden
Farming Methods: Handpicked. Natural tea farming – EU Compliant Production Methods: Plucking – slight withering – Frying – Rolling – Drying
Dry Leaf: Whitish green, small 2 leaves plus bud
Flavor: Refreshing, green, vegetal, slightly sweet
Liquor: Pale green
Anji Bai Cha literally means Anji White Tea, although it is actually a green tea, not a white tea.
The term white refers to the whitish color of the young sprouts of the baiye yihao varietal. The taste is refreshingly delicate and soothing, with a slight hint of orchid sweetness in its aroma.
This premium tea is harvested from a high mountain tea garden in Anji County at an elevation of 1,300m (4,625ft). Like all higher elevation tea gardens, the harvest time starts a few weeks later than the lower elevation harvesting and the picking time period is 7 -10 days only because the tender white tea shoots turn green very quickly. The quality of high mountain Anji Bai Cha is recognized as being noticeably better than the tea made from lower altitude tea gardens. Zhou Wu Shan Tea Garden uses natural farming techniques with zero pesticides or chemical fertilizers used.
Our Anji Bai Cha has a soft, floral, creamy flavor, and the taste is very smooth and mellow, with a sweet aftertaste. There is no bitterness or astringency.
2023 Anji Bai Cha
- Water Temp: 180°