This week’s tea, Morima Tea Anji Bai Cha Green Tea, comes from Anji in Zhejiang. Anji Bai Cha literally means ‘Anji white tea’ although it’s got nothing to do with white tea. Dry leaves are composed of long, slender, needle-shaped tea leaves which are quite uniform in shape. The smell is quite floral and slightly grassy.
I brewed it Gongfu style using about five grams of tea. The first infusion cupped out pale green liquor with a slightly cloudy appearance. The taste was quite soft for my palate, I should have infused it longer I guess. The second infusion hit the target, stronger and richer. It’s rather sweet with almost no astringency. The taste is slightly grassy and has a hint of vegetable tones. The third infusion was much grassier and slightly bitter than the first two infusions. But it’s not something that bothers you, more like a nice bitter-sweet taste. Still, it’s quite soft on the palate. The aftertaste was not long but left a nice refreshing feeling in the mouth.
Overall, Morima Tea Anji Bai Cha Green Tea is a decent representation of this very unique and special tea. Highly recommended for Chinese green tea aficionados and lovers alike.