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This is a very lovely green tea, which is full of surprises. The long, needle like leaves are very green and smell delightfully fresh when you open the package.

I’m not enamored of too many Chinese green teas, but I did like this one. I steeped it for 3 minutes Western style and got a very light colored infusion. I’d say I used 4 grams of tea in an 8 oz glass cup.

The aroma of the tea is vegetal and almost floral like in nature. It has a very mild flavor like sugar snap peas, with a touch of orchid-sweetness and almost seems to posses a kind of rare purity. It’s very refreshing and smooth and has a slight sweet aftertaste that has a bit of macadamia nut yumminess mingling on my tongue. Makes me feel relaxed and delighted at the same time.

According to RateTea, this green has a high percentage of theanine which is likely responsible for the relaxing feeling.

http://ratetea.com/style/anji-bai-cha/110/

I would definitely get this one again and I’m not the biggest fan of Chinese greens – on the list it goes since all I got was a 10g sample, yummy yum yum!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Roughage

The An Ji Bai Cha that I got from Canton Tea is probably my most favouritest tea ever for all the reasons you cite above.

TeaBrat

I was surprised at how flavorful it was for such a light tea.

ScottTeaMan

This tea looks so delicious. :P

CHAroma

Yum indeed! Adding it to the shopping list!

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Roughage

The An Ji Bai Cha that I got from Canton Tea is probably my most favouritest tea ever for all the reasons you cite above.

TeaBrat

I was surprised at how flavorful it was for such a light tea.

ScottTeaMan

This tea looks so delicious. :P

CHAroma

Yum indeed! Adding it to the shopping list!

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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