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Anji Bai Cha

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About Anji Bai Cha

Green Tea Leaves with Pale Tea in Cup
Anji Bai Cha
from Harney & Sons
Anji bai cha(安吉白茶), literally meaning Anji white tea, is a green tea from Anji county of Zhejiang, China. It is grown at a high altitude from a special cultivar of tea plant, called bai ye yi hao(白叶一号/白葉一號), which means "white leaf number one".

Because of its Chinese name, Anji bai cha is sometimes called a "white tea", but, classified by its production process, it is a green tea, not a white tea. The term white refers to the whitish color of the leaves, and the pale color of the brewed tea.

Like gyokuro, this tea is best brewed with a lower temperature of water even relative to other green teas. Also like gyokuro, this tea has a high amino acid content giving it a bit of an "umami" flavor. In contrast to the shade-grown and chlorophyll-rich gyokuro, this tea has less chlorophyll in the leaves relative to other green teas, giving it a lighter appearance. Anji bai cha and gyokuro are two teas highest in L-theanine, an essential amino acid that has been implicated in relaxation and improved concentration; one source reported that both of these teas contain about 2% theanine by dry weight.[4]


1. Anji Bai Cha White Tea, Journal of Chinese Medicine Tea Shop, Retrieved Oct. 15, 2009.

2. Anji Baicha Green Tea, Harney & Sons Website, Retrieved Oct. 15, 2009.

3. Lew Perin, Anji Baicha - Babelcarp, Retrieved Nov. 8, 2010.

4. Chi-Tang Ho, Jen-Kun Lin, Fereidoon Shahidi, Tea and tea products: chemistry and health-promoting properties, Volume 8 of Nutraceutical science and technology Food science and technology, CRC Press, 2008.

Best Anji Bai Cha

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Anji White Tea- Anji Bai Cha

Region:Anji, Zhejiang, China
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Anji Bai Cha

Brand:Whittard of Chelsea
Region:Anji, Zhejiang, China
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Examples of Anji Bai Cha

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Anji Baicha

Brand:Harney and Sons
Region:Zhejiang, China
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Anji Bai Cha Green Tea

Region:Anji, Zhejiang, China

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