bai hao yin zhen (silver needle)

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From Spring Cottage Tea House

A competition-grade silver needle white tea sold in North America only at Spring Cottage Tea House in Vancouver B.C. (the shopkeeper’s mother owns the tea farm on which the dozen or so pounds of this are grown each year).

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This year’s harvest is a bit different. The bud are MUCH larger, many a full two inches long, yet are still the full downy-haired leaves and not a later harvesting. The end result is that the tea is much sweeter, almost like a bai mu dan rather than the sweet hay flavor of earlier years. Although it’s still delicious, Spring Cottage Tea House obviously knows this deviates from the “ideal” silver needle and the price is therefore twenty dollars a pound less this year.

195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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