An Ji Bai Cha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Asparagus, Bamboo, Broth, Clean, Fresh, Lemon, Orchid, Peach, Salty, Silky, Soft, Sugar
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Caffeine
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Edit tea info Last updated by Martin Bednář
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 5 g 7 oz / 213 ml

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  • “Like sugar sweetness on the nose, orchids. Clean taste reminds of bamboo with a hint of lemon acidity. Very soft asparagus vegetal nuance. Brothy, silky. Delicate macerated peach finish leads...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I have had 10 grams left and I never wrote a note for this tea? Let’s split it up and prepare western today. They say it can handle harsher steepings and western method definitely is. Parameters: 5...” Read full tasting note
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Spring (April) tea harvest from Zhejiang Province from An Ji area. Tips and one leaf are always processed. This is a very soft tea with a delicate taste. It offers more pronounced floral notes with hints of meadow grass notes and a slight nuttiness in the aftertaste. If you are a lover of fine teas, there is nothing to doubt here. The tea also handles high temperatures well and is therefore also suitable for rougher preparation.

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1575 tasting notes

Like sugar sweetness on the nose, orchids. Clean taste reminds of bamboo with a hint of lemon acidity. Very soft asparagus vegetal nuance. Brothy, silky. Delicate macerated peach finish leads into mouthwatering. The peach carries through on a breeze into the aftertaste. A stunning tea! In ways, it is very similar to another Anji baicha I’ve tried though this one is more to my preferences. It’s like mid-spring. Freshness and youth and clear skies.

I prepared it a few times western with high temp water, but this last probably 1.5g I brewed in a 200?mL cup with 185F. It sure is shining during a night of heavy rain.

Thank you for sharing, Martin!

Flavors: Asparagus, Bamboo, Broth, Clean, Fresh, Lemon, Orchid, Peach, Salty, Silky, Soft, Sugar

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C
Leafhopper

This sounds really nice!

Martin Bednář

I am considering two different opinions:
a) I am getting used to high quality teas
b) I am sending you only high quality teas

derk

Martin, seems like we have similar preferences!

Leafhopper, yeah it’s nice. A green you could appreciate, I think.

Martin Bednář

That’s definitely also true!

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1891 tasting notes

I have had 10 grams left and I never wrote a note for this tea? Let’s split it up and prepare western today. They say it can handle harsher steepings and western method definitely is.

Parameters: 5 grams / 85 °C water / 300 ml / plastic strainer / 4-5 minutes

Also, the leaves used to be more green than now; now they are definitely more yellow than they have been. I assume it is high time to sip down this lovely tea.

And how it is lovely? Well, first of all look at the picture. Long and wiry, not broken leaves, wonderful hue of fresh green color, with wonderful aroma; sadly no fuzzy leaves here.
Aroma is slightly nutty and buttery, grassy and meadowy, definitely it seems very fresh to me (this mostly applies for previous sessions, when it was much fresher). Now it is still quite nutty and grassy, but it is like a hay a bit.

When steeped:
1st steep
Definitely it is still very nice, though sadly in the flavour it is obvious it’s not so fresh anymore. The meadow notes are like in Indian summer, so hay is there; not so aromatic and floral, but lovely nutty aftertaste is still there and quite distinctive. No astringency or bitterness, even after such long steeping.

2nd steep
I would need to have side-by-side to notice differences between those two steeps. Second one seemed to me a bit more buttery and more hay-like, but that slightly nutty and some other notes like sunflower seeds are prominent.

In conclusion, it is good tea for western steeping too (I did it before though) and looking forward to use remaining leaves for gongfu steeping. It won’t last long, as I have wrote, it is high time to sipdown this tea. Afterall, it is a green tea… which tend to get over their best time quickly.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec 5 g 10 OZ / 300 ML

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