Silver Needles is a prized, world renowned white tea. It is made solely from the hand picked top buds which are covered with tiny silvery hair, hence the name “Silver Needles”. Around 3000 buds is needed to produce a just 100g of this special tea.
The infusion is delicate but complex, with notes of ripe peaches and honeysuckle. A real treat for any white tea lover!
Origin:China - Sichuan Province
Cultivar: Da Bai Hao
Antioxidant Level: Medium
Caffeine Content: Low
About: White tea leaves are not fermented or processed but rather left to dry naturally in the sun. The high proportion of buds, with their silver fuzz, result in a white or light coloured tea. Brew very lightly for a smooth, fresh taste. A longer brew produces a sharper flavour and can usually be stepped a number of times.
Brewing: Always use freshly boiled water. The taste will vary depending on the amount of tea used and how long it is steeped. Longer = stronger. If left too long the tea may also turn bitter.
Allergen Information: We import our teas and ingredients from around the world. Some may have been prepared in an environment which handles nuts and other allergens.