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Yin Zhen Silver Needle

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White Tea
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Edit tea info Last updated by SFTGFOP
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170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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  • “Working with a sample of this from a tea tasting, I have been most impressed by the quality of this vs the other Yin Zhen I have had (from Chado, which admittedly was probably rather antique when I...” Read full tasting note
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    teaddict 311 tasting notes
  • “A good basic white tea with plenty of white hair on the tips. Didn't have too much flavor, so I left mine for a very long time, making a darker color. It was a little pricey though.” Read full tasting note
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    sftgfop 122 tasting notes

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ne of the most prized teas in the world, Silver Needles is also called Yin Zhen. These tea buds were picked during the last week of March, (pre-qing ming) . After plucking, they are quickly transported to the factory and placed onto ventilated racks in even piles. Gentle heat is added to prevent oxidation and decrease moisture in the leaves. The buds are then sorted for size. Drink without milk and sugar.

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311 tasting notes

Working with a sample of this from a tea tasting, I have been most impressed by the quality of this vs the other Yin Zhen I have had (from Chado, which admittedly was probably rather antique when I last did a formal tasting).

Brewed with 2 grams of tea in a gaiwan averaging about 2 oz/60mL of water per infusion, I started at 30 seconds, and kept going for 7 infusions before I ran out of heated water.

The flavor is fruity, floral, sweet, but more delicately fruity than the Pai Mu Tan it was paired with. And even after 7 infusions of 30-60 seconds, there was more in the leaf to give.

This is an excellent tea.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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A good basic white tea with plenty of white hair on the tips. Didn’t have too much flavor, so I left mine for a very long time, making a darker color. It was a little pricey though.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 8 min or more

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