Reviews

Shanghai Cha Anji Mountain White Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: jade green, needle-like
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 1 minute
Water Temperature: 170 degrees
Preparation Method: glass tube steeper
Liquor: very pale

Every once in a while I across a tea that makes me say wow before I even brew it. This Anji Bai Cha was one of those elusive teas. Despite the name, it’s actually a green tea whose leaves are almost white when they are unprocessed. The aroma that filled my senses as soon as I opened the tin was incredible. It was something of a cross between alfalfa hay and fresh cut apples. It lingered in the bag within my tin and I couldn’t resist sticking my nose in more than once. The taste was just as delicious. It was sweet and vegetal with fruity notes and even a hint of florals. Many tea lovers that I know lean away from greens because they find them to be a bit flat when compared with the complexity of oolongs. This is a tea that challenges those judgments. The leaves were so beautiful while steeping that I had to snap some pictures to share with you all.

Anji Mountain White Tea sample provided by Shanghai Cha.

{
“@context” : “http://schema.org”,
“@type” : “Review”,
“name” : “Shanghai Cha Anji Mountain White Tea”,
“author” : {
“@type” : “Person”,
“name” : “Nicole Martin”
},
“datePublished” : “September 3rd, 2014”,
“image” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/BKS9631.jpg”,
“itemReviewed” : “Shanghai Cha Anji Mountain White Tea”,
“reviewBody” : “Every once in a while I across a tea that makes me say wow before I even brew it. This Anji Bai Cha was one of those elusive teas. Despite the name, it’s actually a green tea whose leaves are almost white when they are unprocessed. The aroma that filled my senses as soon as I opened the tin was incredible. It was something of a cross between alfalfa hay and fresh cut apples. It lingered in the bag within my tin and I couldn’t resist sticking my nose in more than once. The taste was just as delicious. It was sweet and vegetal with fruity notes and even a hint of florals. Many tea lovers that I know lean away from greens because they find them to be a bit flat when compared with the complexity of oolongs. This is a tea that challenges those judgments. The leaves were so beautiful while steeping that I had to snap some pictures to share with you all.”,
“url” : “http://www.teaformeplease.com/2014/09/shanghai-cha-anji-mountain-white-tea.html” : {
“@type” : “Organization”,
“name” : “Tea for Me Please”
}
}

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.