As I was drinking from my favorite tea bowl, I became concerned about being someone who has a favorite bowl.
“As I was drinking from my favorite tea bowl, I became concerned about being someone who has a favorite bowl.” Read full tasting note
“There is only a little bit left of this tea at the bottom of the tin. Maybe another serving or two. This silver needle was the first one I ever tried and pretty much the only one. I won’t...” Read full tasting note
“This is an extremely mild and very subtle tasting tea! You really have to sit there and close your eyes to concentrate on the slight grassy notes that it has to offer. I prefer more taste and...” Read full tasting note
“I don’t ever drink this tea alone. I tend to add it to more potent teas to cut the flavor a little when I want a milder peppermint for example. I might have to try it on it’s own and...” Read full tasting note
Also known as Yin Zhen, this well guarded secret of Chinese emperors is a rare delicacy for a Western table. The most tender white downy tea buds are harvested only two days out of each year using the centuries old techniques of Imperial Gathering. This exceptional tea was reserved for the Chinese imperial family until just a few decades ago when it became available to the general public. Famous for its subtle taste, pale infusion, and extraordinary purity.
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There is only a little bit left of this tea at the bottom of the tin. Maybe another serving or two. This silver needle was the first one I ever tried and pretty much the only one. I won’t be restocking this time though because it’s time to branch out and try others. Teavivre organic Silver Needle is on its way…
For the time being though, this one is ever so satisfying. It has never disappointed me. It’s delicious and aromatic. It’s flowers and honey. It’s so good. :)
This is an extremely mild and very subtle tasting tea! You really have to sit there and close your eyes to concentrate on the slight grassy notes that it has to offer. I prefer more taste and flavor to my teas, but the health benefits are supposed to be great when drinking a Silver Needle tea. This would probably be great blended with another tea that has flavor, just to get in your daily dose of health benefits.
If anybody by now has not tried silver needles from a teavana I suggest do so! Its a great intro to White Tea 101 for anyone who willing to buy quality leaves at fair prices, and love purity in taste. Not a whole lot of frills, complex flavors, or the kitchen sink, its simply a grassy/ slightly hay-ish taste much like green tea. A nuttiness can also be found based from its primary flavor which are quite related to one another adding a tad bit of starchiness. There is quite a chocolaty aftertaste at the end of the tongue, a bittersweet sensation that beckons a dear drinker for more tea. Just my kind of tea!
Very very delicious, but very expensive. It carries a predominant vegital taste with a slight chocolaty (cacao) undertone. I love this tea more than most Greens, but I’m afraid its the only white tea I’ve owned/tasted.
If there is anyone out there, if anyone can hear me. I need recommendations on teas similar (or completely different), that are hopefully cheaper. I will repay you with my tea-llegiance, and a forever lasting Tea-lliance.
Gooooood Morninggggg Silver Needle. With a love like you in my life, I could not take another (which is how i rationalize my lacking a boyfriend).
Some people complain about silver needle’s plain taste. If you dont have any other teas to mix it with, I suggest simply adding some fresh mint, lemon and raw sugar. It makes for a still neutral, yet refreshing taste.
I rarely steep this tea without adding the leaves to something else (which also means that I steep it for a shorter amount of time than if I was making it alone.).
Alone, the tea is so light, and I normally like something with a little more of a lift.
But I do add the leaves to nearly any other tea in order to get the health benefits. And of I’ve been known to add the leaves to my bath as well…