Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

90

Thanks Nature’s Tea Leaf for such a generous sample!

I steeped this a bit hotter than the recommended time (since that’s what my zojirushi was set to for today). I used to not be such a fan of silver needle — I remember the first time I tried it I felt kind of guilty that I didn’t see what the fuss was all about, but lately I’ve done a 180 on that. I love how it can be vegetal and sweet, full-bodied and light, and stand up to my mildly abusive work-steeping habits.

Fresh and flavorful :)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Babble

I used to think silver needle was too light but I just don’t think I was using enough leaf. Glad to see we both are coming around to white tea.

Meeka

I’ve done the same thing – I think in part because I want to make the tea last forever :P

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Babble

I used to think silver needle was too light but I just don’t think I was using enough leaf. Glad to see we both are coming around to white tea.

Meeka

I’ve done the same thing – I think in part because I want to make the tea last forever :P

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’m a 25 year old software developer working from home in (mostly) sunny Southern California. The best part of it all is being able to use my zojirushi for an endless supply of tea…mwahahaha….

I drink mostly pure green, oolong and black tea – but I have been known to fall in love with the occasional flavored tea (I’m looking at you, Lupica Melon Oolong).

My rating scale is rather arbitrary, since I find it kind of hard to compare teas on a numerical scale. The text part is much more useful…provided I can figure out how to describe the tea.

The rest of my time I spend in yoga, zumba, hanging out with my beagle and husband, cooking, reading, trying to learn to draw, and attempting to not play Skyrim. I’m never going to finish that one.

The only teas I stay away from are rooibos, since that gives me a weird headache thing. Other than that, I’ll try anything once.

Location

Aliso Viejo, CA

Following These People