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2020 - ANJI BAI CHA

$15.00

  • This tea is an absolute work of love.  Tender, tiny, meticulously picked and handcrafted leaves open up in your teapot; it would seem that they were harvested a few hours ago.

    In a dry, warm gaiwan, the leaves yield notes of roast chestnuts.  Brewed, the tea is gentle and sweet, reminiscent of ripe green grapes and boiled rice.  

    Anji Bai Cha (安吉白茶 | White Tea from Anji) is a cultivar that has been commercially farmed in Anji (province of Zhejiang) since the 1980's.  

    The name of the tea might be confusing:  this tea is processed as a 'green' tea.  It is called 'white' because of the very light colour of the cultivar's young leaves, not because it is processed as a white tea.

     

    Cool facts:

    i) The Anji Bai Cha trees that we enjoy today reportedly descend from only two heirloom 'ancestors', one of which is over 300 years old.

    ii) Emperor Huizong (of the Song Dynasty), in his 'Treatise on Tea' (大观茶论), recorded his love for Bai Cha.  Some scholars believed that he was talking about the cultivar that give birth to the Anji Bai Cha that we enjoy today.


    TYPE Green Tea
    ORIGIN Changxing, Zhejiang, China
    GPS 31ºN 119.8ºE
    TASTING NOTES Celery, hints of lime... and apple in your cup
    GROWER
    Zhang Wenhua

    Brewing Guide

    WATER 75℃ | 120 ml
    TEA 3g
    STEEP STYLE 90 seconds | multiple steeps
    EQUIPMENT Gaiwan


    ABOUT THE GROWER

    Zhang Wen Hua has been a generous friend and teacher over 11 years.  The lady has a wealth of information about tea, both modern and ancient.

    The heirloom cultivar Zisun cultivar tea trees on her property are 70-80 years old. Most of the leaves she harvests are handcrafted into loose leaf green or black teas but a very small amount is converted into Tang Dynasty style 'coins'. 

     

    The bamboo forest near Lily's tea fields

    Temple in the mountains

    Grower on the map

  • Tea Bar Hours

    MON - SUN 12:00PM - 7:00PM
     

    Location

    2208 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
    1.604.558.0500

     

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