Modest Gentleman – Anji Bai Cha

Top level Chinese green tea, beloved by the ancient emperor
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  • Ximu Village, Tianzihu Town, Anji County, Huzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China
  • Anji White Tea cultivar with pale color
  • 850 meters
  • 28 March 2022
  • 1 bud 1 leaf or 2 leaves
  • Plump, pale, like pine needles
  • Vegetal
  • Pale, lemon-yellow
  • Asparagus, fruity, sweetness, greenness
  • Fertile, complete and beautiful
  • Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place
  • 18 months

Anji Bai Cha (Anji white Tea)

Brief

We use this name Modest Gentleman, to describe this tea, because no matter the outlook or the smile, or the taste, even the wet leaves, we couldn’t find a better word to make it clearer and more sense for you. It is like a modest gentleman, tender, gentle, sweet, refreshing and elegant.

Anji Bai Cha, or in English, Anji White Tea belongs to the type of green tea although it has a ‘white’ name. The unprocessed tea leaves are quite white in color. However, it is processed according to the green tea standard as this is the best way to make it.

Anji Bai Cha (Anji White Tea)

Origin

The tea is from Ximu Village, Tianzihu Town, Anji County of Zhejiang Province, where the Anji Bai Cha was originated. It it about 100 kilometers away from Hangzhou, the capital city of Zhejiang. It’s located in the mountain at elevation above 800 meters. The climate and environment here is very proper for tea trees’ growth. Tea gardens in this area are maintained and managed in very fine level.

The picking season is very short, around 30 days in early spring as once the temperature increases, the leaves would start to turn green.

Anji Bai Cha (Anji White Tea) Anji County Zhejiang

History & Culture

There was a legend recorded in a 900-year-old Chinese book called “Da Guan Cha Lun” (大观茶论), written by the emperor Huizong of Song Dynasty, who was a tea enthusiast. It was about a tea plant with jade white leaves that he loved the most. 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, and experts believe this was the tea plant that was mentioned in the book.

It was soon cultivated for commercial purposes – All Anji Bai Cha should be made from plants that were propagated from these ancient mother trees.

Anji Bai Cha (Anji White Tea) Anji County Zhejiang Da Guan Cha Lun 大观茶论 安吉白茶

 

 

Brewing Method

Chinese Gongfu Tea Method

  • 85°C/185°F
  • 3g
  • 20 seconds
  • +5 seconds
  • 5
Western Cup Method

  • 85°C/185°F
  • 0.5g
  • 180 seconds
  • +60 seconds
  • 2

3 reviews for Modest Gentleman – Anji Bai Cha

  1. Jo

    Super lovely tea
    I loved this tea so much, and it was super delicious. The aroma was one of freshly cut grass in the summer, with a hint of roasted nuts. The taste was really refreshing. I got a lot of vegetal notes, and it was a really smooth and non bitter green tea. I defiantly recommend this to any lover of green tea.

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  2. Niki

    Beautiful and tasteful
    This is my first touch with Anji Bai Cha. I think Teawish gives it a perfect name Modest Gentleman. It’s vegetal, grassy and refreshing but not overwhelming. It has a sense of propriety.

  3. Jun Zhang

    Thank you
    I received this Anji Baicha today which really made me homesick. Anji is my hometown but couldn’t go back since pandemic started. This is really a good collection with high quality. Thanks to Derry for your tea, and best wishes to your Teawish.

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