Emerald Tips Green Pine Needle

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  • “Another part of a very affordable sample pack put together for me by Summit, I enjoyed the Green Pine Needle tea a few times. At the time of this posting (and when I was received it), this tea was...” Read full tasting note
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The pickers carefully select one bud and two leaves at their tender early spring stage. This tea’s long and thin shape only resembles pine needles, while the taste is bright with a sweet nutty after taste. For the health-minded, this tea contains concentrates of antioxidants, vitamins and amino acids.

Origin: Fujian, China


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Emerald Tips Green Pine Needle is a higher grade than the Jade GreenPine Needle we sell under the Chinese name Song Zhen. The difference between these two teas is that the Emerald Tips are picked from the top of the tea plant and contain some of the green tea buds that grow on top while the Jade Pine Needles are picked from the rest of the plant.

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Another part of a very affordable sample pack put together for me by Summit, I enjoyed the Green Pine Needle tea a few times. At the time of this posting (and when I was received it), this tea was not listed on the Summit Tea web site and had to be requested. Their standard Green Pine Needle, where some of the description on the product page is borrowed, is however.

It’s been a while since I tried this tea, before I joined Steepster, but here’s the notes I kept:

Both times I’ve brewed it in a similar fashion to Longjing, but at a lower temperature, per the instructions on the package. I found it a light, wonderfully present tea, with smokey qualities, a bit of grassiness, and a generously tingling and lingering mouth feel that remained on the tongue for quite some time. It was subtle, like some of the white teas I’ve enjoyed.

I had to be careful to not overbrew the tea. The first time I brewed it I left no root, the 2nd time I left a root. I prefer no root, otherwise it lended itself to, what I assume is, tannin astringency.

Caffeine wise it was balanced and enjoyable. Not very noticeable. My wife tried it too and enjoyed the “smokey” taste. I recall the color was clean and attractive, lending more towards yellow than green.

Overall I’ve found the visual appeal of most Summit Teas, to be pronounced and quite attractive. They yield surprisingly vibrant colors that are a joy to behold.

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