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drank Silver Needle by The Tao of Tea
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Part 3/3 of my white tea sampler from Tao of Tea purchased on Amazon.com.

I have been steeping this in the gaiwan with short infusions with around 180 F water. The leaves are quite beautiful, long and fuzzy with a celadon green type of color.

My infusions are all coming out the same, a slightly milky vegetal flavor with a tiny bit of sweetness. Probably my least favorite of the three I purchased and ultimately kind of boring to me. Still it is pleasant enough and I will probably end up blending with something else like licorice root or rose petals. I haven’t found a silver needle yet I’m really wild about – anyone have a good recommendation?

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C
ScottTeaMan

This tea is not strictly silver needles, but it is quite tasty and at a reasonable price:

http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?from=catalog.asp&itemID=ZW85&begin=10&parent=Teas%3EWhite%3EChina&category=White&sortMethod=0&categoryID=59

Afriend of mine also sampled #ZW90 WHITE POINT RESERVE and really liked it. :))

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ScottTeaMan

This tea is not strictly silver needles, but it is quite tasty and at a reasonable price:

http://uptontea.com/shopcart/item.asp?from=catalog.asp&itemID=ZW85&begin=10&parent=Teas%3EWhite%3EChina&category=White&sortMethod=0&categoryID=59

Afriend of mine also sampled #ZW90 WHITE POINT RESERVE and really liked it. :))

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