This was almost a rating for a perfect white tea. So close. The flavor possessed notes of honey, chrysanthemum, lotus, pale grapes and wilderness. It was wonderful. But the presence of an unwanted “ingredient” in the sample knocked it down a notch…and made it not-so-virginal, per the tea’s description. That said, I can see why it is a rare treasure. It tops most of the Silver Needles I’ve tried.
Virgin White Tea
Virgin White Tea is a highly coveted world-renowned tea known for it’s subtle liquoring with notes of pine & honey. Using an ancient Chinese method of processing tea, the young tea leaves are cut by gold plated scissors shortly before the buds have unfurled without ever touching human skin. The unfurled buds are then organically dried allowing the tea to retain it’s delicate flavour.
This rare tea is sold in 5 gram quantities.
Virgin White Tea is an unfermented tea that is pure of touch, pesticides and undergoing the least amount of processing, this tea has unusually high levels of antioxidants at 10.11%. White tea contains more antioxidants than any other tea. With health benefits that are greater than green tea, white tea inhibits the growth of cancer cells, slows the aging process, prevents tooth decay, and improves the immune system. Naturally low in tannin and caffeine, white tea contains the lowest caffeine level of all teas at 15 milligrams per 5 ounce cup.