Tuesday, December 03, 2019

Silver needle tea

It is the earliest harvest, comprised of young tea buds & leaves, very lightly oxidized, these teas have a low caffeine level. White tea is a slightly fermented tea. It is made from green tea leaves with white tiny villi and has its own unique processing method. During processing, the tea buds and leaves are withered and left to dry naturally without any further heating or oxidation that would produce other tea varieties.

Based on varieties or picking standards, there are two kinds of white tea: sprout tea (such as white fur silver needle) and leaf tea (such as Gong Mei).

White fur silver needles tea is one of the top ten most renowned teas in China. It gets its name from the shape and colour of the tea leaves. Silver Needle is the most sought after white tea and is only harvested for a few days each year. Lightly golden with a unique savory aroma creates a long balanced sweetness. Elegant, slender buds coated in silver down. Infuses to a pale gold color with a delicious, subtle honey-like sweetness that lingers after drinking.

It is only produced in the Fuding and Zhenghe areas of Fujian province. The colour of the brewed tea is apricot and taste is sweet.
Silver needle tea

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