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Silver Needle

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175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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6 Tasting Notes View all

  • “Backlog - I had this with my lunch yesterday, it is nice as a cold brew tea. I will need to do that with all of my white teas from now on...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2170 tasting notes
  • “Mmm. I was starting to think that I just didn't like white tea, but this is lovely. The dry leaf smells a bit like raisins. It brews to a very, very light yellow (definitely not canary...” Read full tasting note
    80
    mostlymexican 46 tasting notes
  • “Nice. Dry florals, a light buttery taste and relatively heavy mouthfeel comprise the body of this tea. Unfortunately, It is slightly astringent (not bitter) and there is that faint taste of hay...” Read full tasting note
    75
    robc22 144 tasting notes
  • “4g tea 12 oz water The steep looks almost as if the water didn't change color. However there is definitely an aroma and color to this. It is woodsy and has quite a sweet finish that lingers...” Read full tasting note
    81
    ethos 54 tasting notes

From thepuriTea

Our Silver Needle white tea is made entirely from the hand-plucked silver buds (also known as “white tips” or “Bai Hao”) of the tea plant. Based on appearance, flavor and aftertaste, we selected it from the best of Fujian, China’s early spring 2009 crop. This rare white tea’s fuzzy, silver-green buds have a honey-like, woodsy aroma and a canary yellow infusion. A rich, velvety texture complements delicately sweet flavors of wildflowers, honey and chestnuts. A refreshingly floral finish rounds out this quenching, easy-to-drink tea. Silver Needle can be brewed multiple times and is delicious alongside light vegetable soups or mild, creamy desserts.

About thepuriTea View company

Our mission is simple: to provide gourmet teas and practical teaware. We source all of our teas and teaware directly from China, Taiwan and India to ensure the maximum quality, value and freshness for our customers. By cutting out the middleman in our selection process, we can pass on savings to our customers and guarantee the quality of each and every one of our products.

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2170 tasting notes

Backlog – I had this with my lunch yesterday, it is nice as a cold brew tea. I will need to do that with all of my white teas from now on…

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Iced 8 min or more

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46 tasting notes

Mmm. I was starting to think that I just didn’t like white tea, but this is lovely.

The dry leaf smells a bit like raisins. It brews to a very, very light yellow (definitely not canary yellow, which is too bad, because that would have been exciting!). The aroma of the tea is similar to the dry leaf, but a bit sweeter. Two things stand out to me in the taste — honey and chestnuts. The honey is pretty hard to miss. It comes out most in the aftertaste, a sort of mild sweetness. I probably would have called the main taste walnut rather than chestnut, but that may be because I eat more walnuts than chestnuts, so that’s what comes to mind first. Either way, it’s nutty-sweet and yummy. It’s not a tea I would ever drink during the day, but it’s nice to have just before bed, when I’m reading and just want something warm to sip.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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144 tasting notes

Nice. Dry florals, a light buttery taste and relatively heavy mouthfeel comprise the body of this tea. Unfortunately, It is slightly astringent (not bitter) and there is that faint taste of hay that I’m not really fond of. However, the hui gan really delivers as the florals return and trail off into a pleasant sweetness reminiscent of high quality honey.

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54 tasting notes

4g tea
12 oz water

The steep looks almost as if the water didn’t change color. However there is definitely an aroma and color to this. It is woodsy and has quite a sweet finish that lingers gently in the aftertaste. This tea inspires a taste similar to its aroma. Its not bad.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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75
133 tasting notes

A nice light Silver Needle

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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