Silver Needle Reserve
Our Silver Needle Reserve Grade is the absolute best “Bai Hao Yin Zhen” we have imported to date. We began with hand-picked down-covered leaf buds from Fuding County’s Da Bai tea tree, harvested late. We selected only those buds that exhibit exceptional floral aromatics.
The leaves are then “faded” for exactly 36 hours before they are gently baked. This “fade” time results in a bright, flowery tea that brings to mind fresh cut roses, apricot blossoms and sweet alpine water. The aroma lingers long after the leaves are spent. The mouth feel is light, absolutely smooth and without any astringency, the taste sweet and lingering.
Water Temperature: 185°, or when small bubbles begin to form and steam is more visible.
Brewing Instructions: Use 1.5 tablespoons (double for a medium sized pot). Rinse tea for 1 second. Discard rinse water. Steep for 1-2 minutes. May be infused multiple times.
Recommended Method: Gaiwan, Ceramic Teapot, Infuser