Silver Needle White Tea
Silver needle (Bai Hao Yinzhen or Silver Tips) white tea from China’s Fujian province is perhaps the purest of teas. This tea is made up of fleshy, silver-colored budsets covered with tiny white hairs, or “down.” It is estimated that more than ten thousand hand-picked buds are needed to produce just 1 kilogram of this tea. This tea was picked in early spring of 2010 before the buds were able to open into leaves. The buds are dried in a shaded area with good air circulation then packaged and shipped. White tea Silver needle white tea can typically stand up to 2 or 3 steepings. Because of their delicate nature, these silver needle buds should be steeped in water that is 150-160 degrees fahrenheit for 1-2 minutes. This tea was sourced by David Lee Hoffman in China’s Fujian province in spring of 2010.