Grands Crus



Anji Bai Cha Pre-Qingming

Green tea from Zhejiang, China - 2024 New Season tea
A Grand Cru with floral, almond and vanilla notes.

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  • Infusion Time 4'

  • Quantity 6 g / 30 cl

  • Temperature of infusion 75°C - 170°F

  • Time of the day All day long


Anji Bai Cha is a very rare green tea made in the mountains of Zhejiang province. Its name means "Anji White Tea" and was inspired by the very pale green tones of its young buds, reminiscent of white jade.

A strikingly elegant spring green tea that unveils delicately precise floral, almond and vanilla notes. A gem!

Further information 

The history of this fine tea goes back to the year 1107, when Emperor Huizong of the Song dynasty apparently named it as his favourite tea in the book "Treatise on the Magnificent Spectacle of Tea". Then all traces of this incredible tea were lost in the various upheavals experienced by China over the centuries, and it became a legend.

When a tea plant with white buds was found in Anji county in 1980, it was decided that it must be a descendent of this legendary variety. In the years that followed, cuttings were taken from the bush, and these were planted on small plots in Anji. And that is how this exceptional fine tea was reborn.

Special qualities

  • Origin:
  • Zhejiang, China
  • Tea colour:
  • Green Tea

Suggestion of preparation

Prepare this tea warm:
With the teapot or the tasting set: 4 minutes in water heated to 170°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha: multiple infusions during 30-40 seconds.

Also delicious iced:
Steep 8 g in 50 cl of water at room temperature 30 min. Remove the tea leaves and refrigerate.

Grands Crus: savour the exceptional

Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.

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