Anji bai cha

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Anji Bai Cha
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Type: Green

Other names: Anji white tea,安吉白茶
Origin: Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China

Quick description: Rare, large-leafed green tea

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Anji bai cha (Chinese: 安吉白茶) or Anji white tea is a green tea produced in Anji County, Zhejiang Province, China.

It is a relatively recent tea cultivar, having been discovered in 1982. As a result of this and its short harvesting period, it is a comparatively rare tea.[1]

Despite being called "white", it is in fact a green tea.[2] The long, narrow leaves are yellow in colour and have a recognisable fold along the length of the leaf.[3]

A 2010 study found that the tea is high in polysaccharides which can inhibit the hemolysis of blood cells.[4]

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  1. ^ "Anji White Tea". Kaleidoscope - Food Culture. Cultural China. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Anji White Tea". Tea Encyclopedia. Retrieved 4 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Mary Lou Heiss; Robert J. Heiss (18 January 2012). The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to the World's Best Teas. Ten Speed Press. p. 44. ISBN 978-1-60774-378-1. 
  4. ^ Victor R. Preedy (2013). Tea in Health and Disease Prevention. Academic Press. p. 233. ISBN 978-0-12-384937-3.