Organic Rwanda Silver Needle White Tea

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Apricot, Butter, Floral, Nectar, Peach, Sweet Potatoes
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Fair Trade, Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Avery F.
Average preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 oz / 55 ml

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  • “Visually, this may be the most beautiful tea I’ve ever encountered. The dry leaves are dark, greyish green gilded with silver. The liquor is luminous gold. I realise I’m waxing poetic, but this...” Read full tasting note
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Instead of the traditional silver white buds of China, Rwanda’s Rukeri cultivar presents a silvery dark green bud. Grown and manufactured at the award winning Sorwathe Tea Estate and Factory.

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We’re tea enthusiasts with a lot of passion. Passion for top quality tea, the environment, fair trade, and our community. We started Arbor Teas in Ann Arbor, Michigan, intent on creating a tea company as passionate as we are. Our passion is reflected in every aspect of Arbor Teas. You’ll certainly notice it in the exceptional collection of teas we offer - one of the largest catalogs of USDA certified organic teas around, nearly three-quarters of which are Fair Trade Certified®.

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Visually, this may be the most beautiful tea I’ve ever encountered. The dry leaves are dark, greyish green gilded with silver. The liquor is luminous gold. I realise I’m waxing poetic, but this really is an exceptional tea in terms of appearance.

The dry leaves smell fruity, not quite apricot or peach but something in between. The wet leaves smell mainly like sweet potato, but sharper. The liquor doesn’t have much scent, but what there is smells sweet and slightly caramelized.

The taste is mild – delicate might be a better word. It shifts between floral, sweet potato, and fruity flavours, with fruit the least prominent of the three. There is also a buttery note, more noticeable when I brew it Western style than in a gaiwan. It is very warming, and the flavour is full despite its mildness. The aroma is pretty much like the taste, but with a slightly bitter note – dry rather than astringent.

Flavors: Apricot, Butter, Floral, Nectar, Peach, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 55 ML

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