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drank Silver Yin Zhen Pearls by Teavana
57 tasting notes

I decided to try this tea to see if it really offers a different experience from that of regular silver needle. I was a little skeptical, but yes this tea is indeed different and you know what? I really like it.

The dry leaves are tightly rolled into beautiful pearls. Each pearl is slightly covered with small silver hairs. The pearls give a mellow earthy aroma.

I prepared this tea using a gaiwan and following Teavana’s suggested water temp (175F) and steep time (4-5 min).

The resulting brew gave me a brown-yellow cup with a faint earthy smell. This tea definitely has a stronger flavor than regular silver needle. This bolder flavor is complimented with a sweet earthy hint. I re-brewed this tea at least 3 times with no change in taste.

The unfurled pearls revealed a set of brown needles with lots of “dust” and small leaf pieces.

Overall, I really enjoyed this tea. It was a different take on the traditional silver needle and really appreciated the earthy undertones and stronger flavor this tea gives.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Lupita

How much of this tea can you drink daily

Lupita

Recommended resteeping times?

Mike G

It’s been a while since I finished this tea, but if I remember correctly, I would re-steep it for about the same time as recommended, maybe increasing the time one or two more minutes.

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Lupita

How much of this tea can you drink daily

Lupita

Recommended resteeping times?

Mike G

It’s been a while since I finished this tea, but if I remember correctly, I would re-steep it for about the same time as recommended, maybe increasing the time one or two more minutes.

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SoCal native and Tea addict.

Looking to try every single type of tea the world has to offer.

I’m not too fond of flavored tea or blends, but every now and then, there will be one that I like.

I enjoy all types of tea, but my absolute favorites are Japanese Greens and Oolongs.

I am much more familiar with Chinese and Japanese teas. I’m looking to get in to Korean tea next and then Indian/Ceylons. Herbals are good too, but I don’t pay much attention to them (except rooibos).

Ti Kuan Yin (or Tie Guan Yi, whichever you prefer) Is one of my favorite teas. I’m trying to taste many offerings from different vendors to find the absolute best batch I can find.

My “Tea-Dream” is to one day make a cultural-tea trip to China, Taiwan, and Japan.


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