Silver Needle Buds
Premium Hao Ya just in. LIMITED AVAILABILITY. The finest early spring plucking of the spring buds; only harvested for a few days each year. This is the highest grade white tea and has won numerous awards at the global level; a supremely flavorful silver needle. Silver Needle is among the most revered of Chinese teas, produced in the Fuding and Zhenhe districts of Fujian province. This premium tea is produced at the strictest quality standards. This dedication to perfection is apparent in the cup, which is sweet and delicate with an angelic fragrance. Award winning Bai Hao Yin Zhen Special Grade.
Good for multiple steeps, of course.
Hint: Use more leaves for a stronger, more satisfying taste.
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1 Tbsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
White tea is sun dried and contains a high amount of antioxidants. Low in caffeine. Heart healthy and has known cancer halting properties.
Invented in 1857, the Silver Needle tea is fairly young; however, it has already breached the ranks of the top 10 most famous teas in China. The tea gets its name from its buds – they are covered with lots of white hairs, giving it a silvery appearance. The bud is also as straight as a needle.
Gathered only a few days each year, the Silver Needle tea is one of the rarest in the world. It is picked from mid-March to early April in the absence of rain in the Fuding and Zhenhe districts of the Fujian Province in China to ensure that the buds are undamaged and unopened.
Adding to the high quality of this tea, collectors of the Silver Needle are required to refrain from eating garlic, drink alcohol, or consume any other strong-smelling substances prior to picking. It is believed that the silver buds easily absorb smells and will lose its high quality.