How To Choose The Best Silver Needle White Tea
Silver Needle tea is a premium top grade white tea, which is only slightly fermented. Also called ‘Bai Hao Yinzhen’ or 白毫銀針, Bai Hao Yinzhen is produced predominantly in Fuding and Zhenghe city in the Fujian province of China. The Bai Hao Yinzhen produced in Fuding is usually of the very best quality. This is the most expensive and most highly valued type of white tea because only the tops of the buds of the tea tree is used to produce Bai Hao Yinzhen.
When brewed, the needle-like leaves fall slowly to the bottom of the glass or teapot, and the buds remain straight and needle-like. The flavor of the brewed tea is an exquisite and ambrosial experience. The flavor is very refreshing, mellow, delicate and sweet, with a lingering beautiful aftertaste.