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Silver Needle

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180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 30 sec 5 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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108 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Dear Silver Needle: Thank you for keeping me company on my commute this morning. I very much appreciated that you were not planty or heavy, like your colleague, White Symphony. Thank you for...” Read full tasting note
    __Morgana__ 933 tasting notes
  • “So, I didn't get to *taste* this infusion, but this tea absolutely saved me today. I crushed my finger in the automatic car window today and broke the bone. Serious serious pain. Also, gross...” Read full tasting note
    BlueKittyMeow 124 tasting notes
  • “Soooo. I forgot about this one while I was steeping it. Like I acknowledged the timer, and flipped it off, and then somehow I let the tea keep steeping. So it went about 5-6 minutes. Luckily,...” Read full tasting note
    moraiwe 596 tasting notes
  • “I've tried this before in a sample pack I had back when I first started drinking whole leaf tea. I didn't write a note, though. It might actually have been before I joined Steepster. Anyway, Silver...” Read full tasting note
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From Adagio Teas


White tea from China. Silver Needle is among the most revered of Chinese teas, produced in the Fuding and Zhenhe districts of its Fujian province. Gathered only in the few days of early spring, the preparation of this tea is governed by strict requirements to ensure a premium product. This dedication to perfection is evident in the cup, which is sweet and delicate with a clean, airy fragrance. Our ‘Sublime Needle’ is a Special Grade (Bai Hao) version of this exquisite tea.

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108 Tasting Notes

1 tasting notes

This was the last tea I remember having. A friend introduced it to me and it’s awesome. It’s quite delicate. If you’re eating something with this, it had better be light as well.

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47 tasting notes

Divinity in a cup. A light, yet deceptively complex tea. Floral, without tasting like flowers and vegetal without being like chewing on a shrub. Naturally sweet undertones. My favorite tea.

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5 tasting notes

Very subtle. Tried making it once with unfiltered water at work and all I could taste was the water. Tried it again at home with the Pur filter and it was quite delicious.

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64 tasting notes

Made iced tea with this last night. Very light and refreshing with the slightest of floral hints, as you’d expect.

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9 tasting notes

Simply one of the best white teas i have ever had
although it is somewhat pricey

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10 tasting notes

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2 tasting notes

Nice light tea. Probably will steep with more leaves next time, first batch may have been a little on the weak side.

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181 tasting notes

Perfect after a somewhat heavy sushi lunch.

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55 tasting notes

Perfect tea to just power through the day with – doesn’t distract you with scent. Pure and refreshing.

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72 tasting notes

Very delicate and slightly sweet. Next time I’ll use more leaves, but it was good.

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