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  • Organic White Silver Needle

Organic White Silver Needle 白毫銀針

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Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China  中國福建省福鼎市

Harvest: Spring 2014

Taste: delicately sweet, mineral, honeydew

Essence: grace, inspired, calm

Pairings: fresh salad leaves, almonds, melon

Brewing: 75-80˚, 3g (2 tbs) per 200 ml, 25-30 sec, 4-5 infusions

Storage: dry, dark, cool and airtight

 

 

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Silver Needle is the most decadent and prized of all the white teas, it is picked by hand in the morning just as the sun has dried the last of the moisture off the still closed furry white buds. The buds are laid in shallow woven baskets to wilt under the sun. In the Song Dynasty (960-1279) white tea was revered by the royal court and given as an offering to the Emperor.  The leaves where ground into a silvery powder and whisked into bowls for the Song Tea Ceremony – this was the inspiration for the Japanese Tea Ceremony.  Japanese monks travelled to the Southern Song dynasty to learn the way of Teasim from Zen Buddhists. It is the least processed of all the teas so it is extremely rich in nutrients. High in antioxidants and low in caffeine, this is an excellent tea for those sensitive to caffeine.

Tea Type

white tea

Tea Origin

China

1 review for Organic White Silver Needle 白毫銀針

  1. Giles Orford
    5 out of 5

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    I love this tea. I think my palate is developing. I find it wonderfully refreshing. Again, I can’t compare it to others, but I can say that the service that Tea Mistress provides is unsurpassed.

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