Anji Bai Cha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Not available
Sold in
Not available
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Tea Pet
Average preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 15 sec

Available from 1 seller.

From Our Community

1 Image

4 Want it Want it

3 Own it Own it

14 Tasting Notes View all

  • “This tea is hard for me to measure! The leaves remind me of pine needles...so I usually end up guessing how much to use. Anyway, I love a sweet creamy vegetal green tea, and this one has the...” Read full tasting note
    98
    paradigmamnesia 915 tasting notes
  • “Whoops. I sorta steeped this for 6 minutes - sorry fancy tea - you deserve much better. Still, this seemed to handle it ok. I think I let the water cool more than I should so it balanced out a...” Read full tasting note
    79
    cavocorax 1699 tasting notes
  • “Thanks for the sample, Stacy! I’m having a super lazy day. I think extreme apathy has set in now that there are only a couple days left of summer before class starts again, so I’m rebelling by not...” Read full tasting note
    71
    fjellrev 805 tasting notes
  • “This. Is. Amazing. Stacy included this as a sample in my last order and it kind of languished in my cupboard for a while. I chose it tonight on a lark - I was initially planning to have an...” Read full tasting note
    94
    Kaylee 391 tasting notes

From Butiki Teas

Our premium Anji Bai Cha originates from Anji County in Zhejian Province in China and is grown at an elevation of approximately 2,900 feet. One bud and one tender leaf are utilized from the Bai Ye Yi Hao (white leaf #1) varietal to create this truly beautiful jade green tea. Anji Bai Cha translates to “Anji White Tea”. This tea is classified as green tea by process; the name refers the color of the unprocessed tea leaves which are white and somewhat translucent in the sun. This rare tea has a short harvesting season of one month in the early spring season. Our Anji Bai Cha is sweet and buttery with vegetal notes and has a silky mouth feel. Sweet white corn and green pea notes are prominent with a gentle floral finish. The sweetness remains and lingers long after each sip. Subtle tart cherry notes can also be detected.

Ingredients: Chinese Green Tea

Recommended Brew Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 2 teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 165 F degrees

For more information, please visit: www.butikiteas.com.

About Butiki Teas View company

Company description not available.

14 Tasting Notes

98
915 tasting notes

This tea is hard for me to measure! The leaves remind me of pine needles…so I usually end up guessing how much to use.

Anyway, I love a sweet creamy vegetal green tea, and this one has the added bonus of occasional twinges of tart cherry sneaking in occasionally. Very complex and delish! Happy Friday everybody!!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79
1699 tasting notes

Whoops. I sorta steeped this for 6 minutes – sorry fancy tea – you deserve much better.

Still, this seemed to handle it ok. I think I let the water cool more than I should so it balanced out a bit. This is smooth and silky, and very light and sweet. I think that when I’m inspired by how awesome green teas are, I will be tempted to grab more of this!

Sipdown (119) – since we’re all counting back down again!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 45 sec
Cavocorax

I probably should drink more green teas. I imagine it’s a lot better for my teeth!

OMGsrsly

I still haven’t tried mine. Maybe I will when I get home!

Butiki Teas

OMGsrsly-If possible, I recommend brewing this one freely in a glass cup. It’s absolutely gorgeous when its brewing.

OMGsrsly

I have a canning jar I can use.. does that count? :)

Stephanie

I need more of this one! So good :)

Butiki Teas

OMGsrsly-that would work. :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

71
805 tasting notes

Thanks for the sample, Stacy! I’m having a super lazy day. I think extreme apathy has set in now that there are only a couple days left of summer before class starts again, so I’m rebelling by not doing any thesis proposal prep. So what am I doing instead? Sitting around all day drinking tea and surfing the net. I’ll probably regret this later.

I’m not crazy over vegetal greens, but this is on the smoother side. It’s sweet, with a side of green beans. Slightly buttery, but mostly vegetal.

Sweetened green beans to the last drop.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

94
391 tasting notes

This. Is. Amazing. Stacy included this as a sample in my last order and it kind of languished in my cupboard for a while. I chose it tonight on a lark – I was initially planning to have an oolong. I’m SO glad that I had this instead. Ok, enough gushing. On to the actual tasting note.

This tea is so delicate and smooth. The first steep is sweet and sort of wet grassy. The end of the sip is definitely floral. I did not pick up on any of the tart cherry notes.

I did a second steep at 180 F. I didn’t time it but the steep was about 6 minutes. Fantastic. This bark note came out, in perfect balance with a green pea note. The finish is a little bit tart on this steep. The aftertaste builds to almost a maraschino cherry flavor. I’m not a huge fan of cherry anything, but this is really working for me.

I wish I had tried this sooner – now that I’ve placed my Black Friday orders, I won’t be placing any additional orders for quite some time. :-(

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

YAY! love this one :D

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

89
4423 tasting notes

Backlog:

Brews to a very pale color that you might find yourself wondering if you put tea in the teapot (I did!) The flavor is sweet, delicate and tastes of mild veggies. I definitely taste corn, I don’t know about peas as I’m not a big fan of peas so I don’t eat them unless they’re in soups or stews or stir fry.

A nice floral finish. As the tea cools, some of the fruit notes emerge.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/24/anji-bai-cha-green-tea-butiki-teas/

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
499 tasting notes

For a while there I forgot green teas existed; then Stacy included this as a sample in the big group order I participated in a while back. This tea turned out to be a nice reminder that greens aren’t always boring and can be tasty! I really did think I would easily write this one off after trying a cup.

This tea is surprisingly sweet, both in aroma and taste. Initially, I thought the fruity sweetness was due to (a very good kind of) cross contamination, but the online description says that’s one of the distinguishing characteristics. It’s hard for me to get over that this isn’t one of those green, floral cherry blends that are everywhere. How is it doing that? The tart cherry flavour is surprisingly vivid and fresh.

Besides the sweet finish, this has all the grassy, vegetal, and mineral water notes that one could hope for in a nice green. There is are also some nice buttery notes, that give the tea a pleasantly creamy quality, but it isn’t as dominant a note as some of the buttery Dragonwell or oolong teas I’ve tried.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

612 tasting notes

Sweet and somewhat light, reminds me of sweet corn with a silky texture, neither heavy nor thin. Very pleasant after dinner rushing to get out the door for a bachelorette shindig at Mollie Fontaine Lounge. Green tea is so goooood.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

1480 tasting notes

A sample in the last Butiki order that I haven’t tried yet!

Hmm. I’m not sure what to say about this. Green teas aren’t my favourite, and this isn’t really something I’d ever buy… but objectively, it’s a lovely tea. It feels almost thick, and tastes sweet and somewhat green.

I think it’s worth a try, but it’s really not for me.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

607 tasting notes

Very mild…didn’t read the directions first (whoops, sorry!), and underleafed, so I will add the rest of the sample to the existing leaves and brew again later.

EDIT: Resteep yielded a richer brew, still very pale in colour, and still mild in taste. I can’t decipher what I’m tasting, but that’s typical of me and straight greens…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

2967 tasting notes

I’m happy to report that I brought a thermometer with me, because when I pulled this one out of the bag, I realized that the recommended temp is 165! I have 2 samples of this, I think one is from Sil & this one is from Stephanie. So although this is a sip down for the tea I brought with me, it’s not a real sip down, because I have more at home.

I’m sad to report that the zyrtec I’ve been taking only really worked for the first couple of days of my visit, & each day I feel worse, so today I totally feel like crap. However, the silver lining is that last year (& every time I come to visit) I started feeling like that almost immediately after leaving the airport, & so the experiment has basically been a success, because I’m going home to my usual allergens tomorrow & I probably won’t even notice them upon re-entry.

Although you might not want to trust my taste buds, what I’m getting from this is lightly steamed green beans, with a creamy mouth-feel, and a lingering thick tongue sensation.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.