Made in the Yellow Mountains of the Anhui Province, Taiping Houkui is a Chinese green packed with theanine (an amino acid) giving the leaves a rich green color and stronger flavor than other teas. In a special process, the big leaves are stretched out creating a light, flat leaf with a fuller body.
This mixture of white and green teas wonderfully twisted together is known as Jin Shan. Being an early season tea, this Chinese green carries a good mouthful of flavor with a hint of sweetness. In preparation, the leaves are only finished in a wok, making the vegetal flavor noticeable immediately when tasting.
Coming from the northern Zhejiang Province, Anji Baicha is a delectable Chinese green with rich flavors of citrus and asparagus. The first few leaves of this tea come out whiter in color, with less chlorophyll in the young leaves.