Silver Needle

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Butter, Cantaloupe, Cinnamon, Cream, Eucalyptus, Grain, Hay, Honeysuckle, Mineral, Oats, Straw, Dry Grass, Earth, Flowers, Honey, Citrus, Nutty, Smooth, Floral
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Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 15 sec 5 g 8 oz / 238 ml

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  • “Dear Silver Needle: Thank you for keeping me company on my commute this morning. I very much appreciated that you were not planty or heavy, like your colleague, White Symphony. Thank you for being...” Read full tasting note
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  • “So, I didn’t get to taste this infusion, but this tea absolutely saved me today. I crushed my finger in the automatic car window today and broke the bone. Serious serious pain. Also, gross alert,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Soooo. I forgot about this one while I was steeping it. Like I acknowledged the timer, and flipped it off, and then somehow I let the tea keep steeping. So it went about 5-6 minutes. Luckily, it’s...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I’ve tried this before in a sample pack I had back when I first started drinking whole leaf tea. I didn’t write a note, though. It might actually have been before I joined Steepster. Anyway, Silver...” Read full tasting note
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Description

White tea from China. Silver Needle is among the most revered of Chinese teas, produced in the Fuding and Zhenhe districts of its Fujian province. Gathered only in the few days of early spring, the preparation of this tea is governed by strict requirements to ensure a premium product. This dedication to perfection is evident in the cup, which is sweet and delicate with a clean, airy fragrance. Our ‘Sublime Needle’ is a Special Grade (Bai Hao) version of this exquisite tea.

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116 Tasting Notes

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100
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It’s fucking delicious.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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61
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Definitely buttery with a slightly sweet aftertaste.
A good white tea but not the best I’ve had. I like my white tea varieties on the sweet side and there isn’t much here.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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When i first tried it I thought it would have more taste to it, so the next time I tried leaving it in a bit longer and I was rewarded. It’s very grassy and feels fresh.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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61
10 tasting notes

This tea is incredibly light. To me it was flavorful enough- I definitely could taste a leafy, vegetal flavor with some distinctly floral notes. Still, this is definitely the most delicate white tea I’ve tasted, and I understand that is part of its charm.

This one will need some repeated tastings before I decide whether I enjoy its lightness, or prefer a more full-flavored tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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75
2 tasting notes

I had this Silver Needle a few times, and it’s not bad. I have a local tea bar that sells it cheaper, and it’s better, however. Still worth the price if you don’t have anywhere local to get good tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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99
2 tasting notes

Golden liquor. Grassy. Sweet. Retains flavor at room temperature.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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100
13 tasting notes

I love everything about this tea. The silver fuzz on the leaves, the sweet smell of dew-laden grass in the morning, and the golden yellow liquor. The flavor is subtle, delicate, but complex. It reminds me of burnt sugar with a slight vegital taste. I try to only drink this when I have time to just sit and enjoy the complexities of the tea while enjoying the moment. I also find that silver needle is good for at least three steeps, which makes the price tag not seem as bad. Highly recommended.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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4 tasting notes

I skipped the sample tin and went straight to the 8oz for the Silver Needle. A mistake on my part. I have tried again and again to enjoy this tea but can’t seem to get past the artichoke-like aroma. Just not for me, I suppose.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C

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15 tasting notes

There is a slight hint of sweetness at the beginning that is supported by a piney grass which doesn’t show until the end.

It is not a bad tea for late night relaxation after your palate has had a break from dinner and dessert.

You have to work too hard for this tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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