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Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this sample!

I do enjoy a good Silver Needle Tea! I also am a believer in the curative properties of White Tea in particular having had a cure on my palms of a skin condition that I suffered with for 20 years and that White Tea applications cleared away completely never to return now many years later. (I don’t buy it when other people tell me these things, I know…but this is true for me!) I prefer the BEST ORGANIC I can afford! When this arrived in my package of samples, I was anxious to try it.

Opening the pretty white individual packet, the silver needles were long and covered with white down. Lovely! With a steep time of 1-2 minutes there was no waiting time. I am so impatient! The wet needles were fragrant with a green-bean vegetal scent, not scented enough to fill the room. I expected a floral smell which was not there. Curious.

The flavor was quite mild, unlike any white tea or silver needle I’ve tasted before. So mild in fact that I would not be able to say this is silver needle in a blind tasting. It was a bit salty and juicy, more like linen than needle, not floral or vegital at all. It was a bit hazelnutty.

I broke down and sweetened it…maybe that would change the picture.

Oh Golly! (like that word) The sweetness with the salt grabs the guts of the tea and yanks the hidden not-to-sweet flavor of salted butterscotch! This was mega better good!
Now I had the roll going…sweet….slurping…salty butterscotch silver needle white tea! My taste buds are having a party because this is one of those flavors that all you need is some friends to stop by. You want to share a tea like this one. This just can’t be a Silver Needle!

This is a keeper!

Azzrian

Bonnie would you mind PMing me to share more of this skin condition and what you did for it with the tea? I have terrible psoriasis in one area and would love to see if this could help that! Thanks !! :)

K S

Thank you. I keep reading how sweetener takes away from all the subtleties of a cup, yet my own experience is just the opposite. No wonder I can’t kick the habit.

Bonnie

That’s what I had!

Bonnie

KS Sweet is going to bring out salty flavors and visa versa just like in cooking which is why you and I are noticing this. In you it is natural and you might prefer certain tea’s that have this quality. I like a smoked tea with a bit of sweet IF it is a salty smoke and so on.

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Azzrian

Bonnie would you mind PMing me to share more of this skin condition and what you did for it with the tea? I have terrible psoriasis in one area and would love to see if this could help that! Thanks !! :)

K S

Thank you. I keep reading how sweetener takes away from all the subtleties of a cup, yet my own experience is just the opposite. No wonder I can’t kick the habit.

Bonnie

That’s what I had!

Bonnie

KS Sweet is going to bring out salty flavors and visa versa just like in cooking which is why you and I are noticing this. In you it is natural and you might prefer certain tea’s that have this quality. I like a smoked tea with a bit of sweet IF it is a salty smoke and so on.

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There are several tea houses close to my home and a Tea Festival in Boulder. Fort Collins is a bit of a foodie town. We brew lots of Beer (Fat Tire is one brand) and have several Spice Shops (Savory was one featured on Food Network).
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My family is Bi-racial (African-American, Scots) and Bi-cultural, (Peru, Cyprus, France, Mexico, Native American)
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