Silver Needle

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea, White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Dirt, Earth, Green, Melon, Sweet, Wet Rocks
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Caffeine
Low
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “This hits with melon in the back of the throat and it's nice, where I am generally not a fan of melon tastes. The melon has pink and yellow tones, almost swirls. Then a vibrant green into medium...” Read full tasting note
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    RumpusParable 282 tasting notes
  • “White tea should have a very delicate, tender aroma and taste. Silver Needle has all the characteristics of a white tea and more. Look closely enough and you'll notice small the white "needles" in...” Read full tasting note
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    dpbernst 3 tasting notes

From Simply Good Tea

One of the first teas picked in the spring, Silver Needle is made from the first flush of fresh tea tree buds. Picked by hand before the leaves open, these delicate buds are lightly oxidized then dried, producing white leaves famous in China for their beauty and subtle, sweet flavor.

Caffeine: Low
Steep: 80 deg
Region: Fujian

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This hits with melon in the back of the throat and it’s nice, where I am generally not a fan of melon tastes. The melon has pink and yellow tones, almost swirls. Then a vibrant green into medium but sparkly yellow roll over the tongue and underneath.

The flavor and scent breathing in during a sip is sweet and more yellow and pink melon. It’s definitely the main tone going on here.

Underneath that all is an earthy dark tone… Shale, crumbly light brown dirt, and the water that comes down the layers of sedimentary rocks of New York Fingerlake gullies. That gray and blue and ground -texture rock and dirt flavor when you drink it. That stabilizing and solid base for the sweet and light flavors above it.

Pinks, yellows, greens, and greys.

It fills the mouth nicely. A lovely sweet and diversely flavored tea. I’ll have to drink more over a few steeping a and all, but so far I’m really likening this!

Flavors: Dirt, Earth, Green, Melon, Sweet, Wet Rocks

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 4 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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White tea should have a very delicate, tender aroma and taste. Silver Needle has all the characteristics of a white tea and more. Look closely enough and you’ll notice small the white “needles” in your brew (young buds have a white peach fuzz on them). It’s an elegant, sweet, meditative brew.

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