Thanks to Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample to review.
I’ve only had silver needles once before (from a different company), and I wasn’t crazy about it-too floral for me.
However, I’d like to drink a little more white tea and jasmine-scented sounded promising.
Dry leaves are green with a silver-white coating and the needles are long with some curves. A very pleasant, but not overpowering, jasmine aroma emanates from the leaves. In addition, there is a scent of the tea in the undercurrent that I can’t quite describe. It’s sort of floral, but not exactly-but it’s nice.
The leaves brew into a pale, translucent liquor the color of straw.
The flavor is sweet, smooth, and of course jasmine-y. Although it’s delicate, the jasmine is not overpowering and it’s very natural. It’s lighter than say Jasmine pearls and I wonder if the flavors aren’t a touch more complementary here. This is a very good tea and it’s definitely worth trying if you like jasmine.
I had three western-style steeps of 1m, 2m, 3m.