Anji Green Green Tea
The Origin StoryThis is truly exceptional Chinese green tea and one of our favourites every year. Picked right at the start of spring between 2nd & 3rd of April from Botang Long tea gardens in Zhejiang. This tea combines spring floral scents, sweet sappiness, and a lush, creamy texture. The two leaf and bud sets are are expertly picked and processed from the the first growth of the season, and are the most sought after crop of the year. To get the very best from this tea, it's important to infuse it with water that is no hotter than 70°C.
Zhejiang is the most famous province in China for producing green tea.
A remote region of Zhejiang famed for its bamboo forests, Anji's fertile slopes give rise to the unique white tea cultivar used to make Anji Green.
Engage Your Senses
Neat, pristine and vivid green bud and leaf sets
Soft spring grassiness, delicate flower aromas and tropical fruit
In the Cup
Pale golden green
Amazingly sweet, floral and sappy
Make the Perfect Cup of Anji Green
Anji Green Green Tea
It took me awhile to come to Anji Bai Cha. At first, I thought all the stuff relating to preparation was a bit too precious - I'd never manage it properly, and what could possibly be the point of all that fuss (temperatures, quantities, timings and blah blah blah)? Then curiosity got the better of me, and I tried it.Measurement and management were much easier than I'd imagined. The Jing one cup teapot is a perfect way of keeping things simple - and letting you take pleasure in the way the leaves unfold. The bright colour and fresh flavour contrast nicely with the somewhat nutty notes of Long Jing (my other favourite), so a nice variation for the afternoon. I want to say it's grassy or like hay - but more in the feeling you get from the way they smell - this sense of a wind or breeze that opens things up & lets them breathe. Ok so perhaps not that helpful an evocation, but try it and you'll find out. And that brings me to my final point. I was disappointed as the months passed and there was no 2014 season offer here. Keen to discover what the new year had brought, I went so far as to order elsewhere. What they sent was nice enough and leaves had been well looked after - but still was not as lively as the year-old Anji Bai Cha from Jing. So there you go.
So refreshingThis is the best green tea I have ever tasted. Very refreshing and light. First sampled this at the Westin hotel in Valencia. Highly recommended.
PURE HEAVENAs a green tea lover I have tried many, Japanese Sencha being one of my favourites. That was until I tried Jings Anji green tea, which let me tell you is pure heaven in a cup. Would recommend to anyone who simply likes the finest of green teas.