I would like to share an interesting tea that is described by name as a white tea but it is actually a green tea...I know, a little confusing, but I promise it's worth your attention! Yu Quian Anji Bai Cha or Anji White Tea is a beautiful green tea from the MASTERS Tea collection by Adagio Teas and it the sipping experience is admirable.
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Anji White Tea by MASTERS by Adagio Teas is a green tea that steeps similarly in hue to a white or yellow tea. The liquor is pale yellow even when Anji White Tea is steeped for a longer period of time. The hue reminds me of late spring and early summer therefore it is no surprise that this tea was harvested in April 2019.
The leaves of Anji White Tea are absolutely stunning! Long and bright green in color, they unfurl as they steep and reveal a deep chlorophyll hue. Anji White Tea is really satisfying to gaze into.
The scent of Anji White Tea will remind you that it is, in fact, a green tea. While white tea usually gives off a subdued chamomile or oatmeal scent with nutty aromas, green tea has a piercing contrast of freshly cut summer grass. Although the scent takes on warm and comforting aromas (think herb-oatmeal) similar to white tea, you can still, however, sense the excitement of spring and summer with each whiff.
Hario Chacha Kyusu Maru Tea Pot and Infuser
Steep Temp: 185°F
Steep Time: 1-5 min.
185 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 minutes - results in a slight yellow hue, a nutty oat meal scent, and a warm, full-bodied, dry and nutty late spring taste. It is interesting that there are nutty notes, notes familiar to white teas, in this green tea that reminds me so much of a white tea.
185 degrees Fahrenheit for 3 minutes - results in a yellower hue and a heavier and more palatable tasting experience.
185 degrees Fahrenheit for 4 minutes - results in a very similar hue as in steep two and a strong aftertaste of fruit.
185 degrees Fahrenheit for 5 minutes - results in a flat and weak steep.
With 2 teaspoons of honey, Anji White Tea by MASTERS by Adagio Teas tastes like oatmeal with brown sugar and sunflower seeds; very summer-like!
I hope you enjoyed this Tea review on Yu Quian Anji Bai Cha (Anji White Tea) by MASTERS by Adagio Teas. This is the last tea from this collection that I have, but I am wanting to get my hands on more of these MASTERS Teas since they are very delicious and fun to sip. You can check out Jin Kong Que (Golden Peacock) by MASTERS by Adagio Teas, the one other tea that I have tasted from this collection and you can learn more about the teas provided in this collection by visiting masters-teas.com; the website has more details regarding each tea such as its origin, its artisan, and its history.
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