You know things have gone awry when four days have gone by without drinking tea. One should never be too busy to enjoy tea, but sadly, I must admit that warm soothing taste of tea has not touched my eager lips since last Thursday. I really don’t know how this came to be, other than I have not taken even a moment to sit down and breathe. To remedy this sad state of affairs, I sat down to a cup of Pre-Rain Organic Anji bai Cha Tea.
Composition: Whole leaf green tea from the Anji Bai tree picked in late March and early April – hence the name Pre-Rain. Pre-Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha is harvested in the Zhejiang Province of China, specifically from the Anji and Jiande pre-fectures. (See map of Zhejiang Province.)
Dry Visual: Kelly green whole leaves that resemble pine needles. Thanks to Jing Tea for the picture.
Dry Aroma: Mildly grassy – permeated by a syrupy sweet aroma.
Flavor: Pre Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha also known as Anji White Tea is a delicious green tea. I usually do not drink a great deal of green tea, however, I would certainly make an exception for this green tea. Why? When enjoyed warm, Pre-Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha does not contain a hint of the vegetal quality normally found in green tea. Additionally, there is no hint of bitterness or dryness. To the contrary, I found Pre-Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha to be quite sweet and full-bodied with floral notes.
During the first infusion, I allowed my tea to cool after half a cup. When cool, there was a hint of vegetal flavor. When enjoying a second infusion, I enjoyed the entire cup while hot Pre-Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha was consistently sweet from start to finish. Additionally, I found there was no need for a sweetener as this tea is quite mild.
Liquor: A very clear pale greenish-yellow hue.
Brewing Time: The recommended steeping time is 1 tbsp for 3 minutes in 60 degree Celsius water. I steeped for 3 minutes as recommended for the first infusion and 5 minutes for the second infusion.
Manufacturer: Jing Tea
If you have had an opportunity to try Pre Rain Organic Anji Bai Cha, please stop by and share your experience. Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!