This is my first impression of my first ever silver needle. I enjoyed the aroma of the infused leaf, in which I detected a hint of pine. The tea was good for several steepings in a porcelain gaiwan. I detected a slight grassiness (not unpleasant) in the first few steepings. Thereafter, the natural sweetness became more pronounced and the pleasant aftertaste more pronounced.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen
The finest and most delicate of White teas. our Bai Hao Yin Zhen is produced using only the most tender tea buds from the first flush of Da Bai (Great White) tea tree. Bai Hao Yin Zhen is particularly valuable for its anti-toxin and cooling properties to help to decrease body heat.
White Pekoe Silver Needle, Silver Needle, Yin Zhen
Bai Hao Yin Zhen’s fragrance is refreshingly sweet while the taste is clean, smooth and very delicate.
Made only from tea buds and fully covered with silvery down. When steeped, the tea buds stand upright like a forest of stalagmites in the cup, creating a beautiful visual presentation.
Fu Ding, Fujian Province
Spring ’09 (Ming Qian Cha)