Silver Needle

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Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle
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Edit tea info Last updated by Thomas M. Frank
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180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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Octavia Tea Organic Silver Needle White Tea, Loose Tea is one of the rarest teas in the world. This white tea has a delicate, sweet flavor and contains the highest antioxidant levels of all teas. Chinese osthmanthus blossoms add notes of honey like sweetness to this exceptional tea. Silver Needle makes a pale soothing brew that is well known for it’s cooling and detoxifying effects. It is certified 100% organic.

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I’ve been meaning to review this tea for quite some time. A staple in my weekly lineup, Octavia’s 100% Organic Silver Needle is a very earthy, sweet, and refreshing tea. The leaves are exquisite with a robust nectar/honey scent and the distinct “fuzzy” profile. They seem to have been packaged perfectly with only a trace of broken leaves. After brewing for about 4-5 minutes, the tea lived up to its description with a natural mellow/sweet finish and a touch of earthiness. Although its not the best Silver Needle I have brewed, it’s definitely worth checking out.

175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

I’ve been watching Octavia for a while because, and I know that this is completely shallow of me, I like their tins. How do they compare to other companies you’ve tried?

Thomas M. Frank

I usually stick to tea by Upton Imports or Itoen, but for a fairly commercialized brand, this tea doesn’t fall too far behind the others. The quality and taste seem to match up fairly well.

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This is the first whole leaf tea I tried. Its is to this day my favorite. Very light and refreshing,

Flavors: Floral, Honey, Honeysuckle

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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