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No. 72

Anji Bai Cha - Rare Loose Leaf

Chinese Green Tea

This delicate, rare tea is rich in health enhancing theanine and offers a refreshingly delicate flavour.

From: Zhejiang Province, China

LOOSE LEAF
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We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

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Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

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Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

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The origins of our 2021 Harvest Anji Bai Cha


We are excited to bring you our 2021 harvest of Anji Bai Cha, a rare and exquisite loose leaf green tea.

Our No. 72 Anji Bai Cha is produced in Zhejiang Province, China, and is expertly picked by experienced tea farmers. Harvested in early spring during a very short harvesting period 3 weeks, the thin, long tender buds are carefully handpicked and pan dried, with little or no processing, almost similar to making white teas.

This exceptional Anji Bai Cha offers a very clean and light liquor with a hint of pale greenish colour, accompanied by the most refreshingly delicate and soothing cup. It imparts a complex flavour with mellow with lovely mild lemon notes, a silky mouthfeel and a lingering subtle sweet finish.

The cultivar was founded in the 1930s with no more than fifty plants.

Ingredients


Pure Chinese green tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers fresh berries, spring blossom aroma and clear vibrant citrus yellow infusion. A cup with multiple depth of sweet strawberries, green apple and orchid notes with lingering sweet mouthfeel.

Region


The West Lake is an oval-shaped freshwater lake in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, Eastern China. Mountains dominate the region on three sides where rivers carrying runoff from the peaks flow into the lakes. The West Lake itself sits at an elevation of 10m, however the peaks of the Tianmu Mountains, to the West of the city. can soar up to 1,000m above sea level.

Learn more about Zhejiang, China

The climate here is temperate Humid Subtropical (CFA), with strong seasonality. There is generally cloud cover year round within the West Lake, with just a gentle breeze picking up across the sea to east. The summers are short and typically very hot, with temperatures fluctuating between 22°C and 34°C, with significant and persistent overcast skies paired with rainfall which drives humidity anywhere between 50% and 99% saturation.

As the season progresses into autumn, the temperature, precipitation and humidity decrease until the winter, which experiences lower rainfall than any other time of the year, but with temperatures between 5°C and 8°C. Spring brings warmer weather and more rain, with humidity around 25%. The lake draws its water from the Qiantang river. It is famous for its lotuses, which bloom in June.

The shores are home to hundreds species of plant, including rare, protected species such as the wild soybean or short-spike bamboo. To lake is surrounded by abundant trees, including peach trees, willows, magnolia and cherry trees. The lake was made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 for its outstanding garden design. The fertile hills above the lake, which are misty for most of the year, offer the perfect landscape for tea growing.

How to brew

2g - 3g

2g - 3g

80°C

80°C

200ml

200ml

1 - 3mins

1 - 3mins

Anji Bai Cha - Rare Loose Leaf

£6.95
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