White -Silver Needles
White Tea-Silver Needles:
Silver Needles is one of the revered, historic teas of China. Real Silver Needles, like ours, comes from northern Fujian Province. These are buds plucked during a few weeks in early spring. The buds are long and slender and covered with white down. A truly special tea.
A classic tea such as this should be carefully prepared. We recommend using a gaiwan in the Chinese manner. But a small teapot will work just fine as well. The flavor will be very smooth and soft and a bit sweet. Has a clean and somewhat floral aroma. The color is a pale yellowish gold.
Use 2 teaspoons of tea for 6 oz of water. Steep in approximately 170 degree water for 3 minutes. Can be infused 2 to 3 times or more, especially if you steep for a shorter time to start with.