Glendale Silver Needle Spring Nilgiri White

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Cucumber, Freshly Cut Grass, Hay, Rose
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Low
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Edit tea info Last updated by BigDaddy
Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 45 sec 5 g 9 oz / 264 ml

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  • “Tasting note 400! And I am so glad I got this tea on sale. It is low caffeine, and I love it. The notes from Teabox are accurate as always. A rose, grassy citric smell emanating from the dry...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “I have to agree with Big Daddy on this one—it was a true eyeopener for a person that never drinks white tea. Granted, I steeped it for a good four minutes with fairly hot water, but the result was...” Read full tasting note
    92
  • “I don’t usually do whites. Occasionally when I’m at my favorite tea house (Tea Drunk) I get to sample other peoples white teas they are enjoying but I never really paid them much mind since I was...” Read full tasting note
    94

From Teabox

This silver needle white tea is quite a delicacy, boasting abundant high intensity notes of rose across its flavor profile.
Indulge in its brisk aromatic notes of citrus and cut greens complemented by a velvety liquor topped with ample sweetness of rose flower. Relish the flavors of spring blossoms in this low caffeine tea at any hour of the day.

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Tasting note 400!

And I am so glad I got this tea on sale. It is low caffeine, and I love it. The notes from Teabox are accurate as always. A rose, grassy citric smell emanating from the dry leaves, and rose and freshly cut greens from the cup. Steeped as instructed, 3 teaspoons for five minutes, and it is lovely. I didn’t expect it to be as refreshing as it was. There is absolutely no astringency or bitterness. It is oddly refreshing and hydrating, tasting exactly like a combination between rose water and cucumber infused water. I don’t think that I would have needed to read Big Daddy’s note to get that impression. It also still tastes like a fairly light and delicate white tea with some hay notes (in longer steepings), but headed by the clean rose and cucumber.

I partially get the sweetness of this tea, but it’s far from a sugary sweetness. Rose and cucumber are the sweetest things that I could compare it to.

I don’t know how many steeps I’m going to get out of this, but the smell remains quite strong. I hope I get the same thing or some thing better soon because it is lovely. I would actually rate the taste closer to a 95 because I like how rounded and delicate it is, but the price is incredibly steep being close to forty dollars for fifty grams. Another thing to consider with price is how many leaves you should use per cup: 3 tablespoons for every six ounces or 2.5 GRAMS FOR EVERY .9 OUNCE. Hence my getting it on discount with a coupon.

This is an awesome white tea that I think people should try…when it’s on discount.

Flavors: Cucumber, Freshly Cut Grass, Hay, Rose

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 5 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Kristal

Holy crap, I’ve never heard of a tea being so expensive! I’ve seen some matchas go for $30/35 for 50g, but you only use like 1/2tsp per 8-10oz. $40 though and 3tbsp..that’s gotta make each cup at least $5?

Daylon R Thomas

Yeah, it’s 37.79 regular. The sample was $7 for four cups, so close about $1.75 per cup. Got it for $16. I’ve had really mixed feelings about Teabox so far anyway. This tea is high quality, but vastly overpriced. I’ve been far more impressed with their black Darjeelings, which tend to have reasonable prices. As for their blends, they try too hard to make their tea subtle taking away some flavor. I’m still going through the blends before I make an official judgement on all of them, but weak has been the consensus so far.

Kristal

Can’t say I’ve ever tried teabox, but that’s definitely out of my price range. Quality is always good but the price needs to be right as well, which is why during the summer whenever I do pitchers of iced tea (my husband and I chug those back like no ones business) I tend to use bagged tea. I only do herbal iced tea (especially fruit blends) and to make a 2L pitcher using loose leaf can be anywhere from $3.50-$5.50 (and sometimes we drink a pitcher per day!) There are some great bagged teas I use which bring the price per pitcher close to $1.

I wish steepster had an option where users can rate tea COMPANIES and not just individual blends. That way I could no what to expect when trying them out.

tigress_al

Kristal— what bagged teas do you use to make these pitchers? I really enjoy iced tea in the summer as well!

Kristal

I really enjoy Celestial Seasonings True Blueberry and Black Cherry (cold brewed for 12-24h). Stash’s Wild Raspberry Hibiscus is also a good one. I’m usually not a hibiscus fan but all of these teas have wowed me.

I also just picked up Stash’s Blueberry Superfruit and I will judge how that is cold brewed too!

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189 tasting notes

I have to agree with Big Daddy on this one—it was a true eyeopener for a person that never drinks white tea. Granted, I steeped it for a good four minutes with fairly hot water, but the result was a quite flavorful brew which reminded me of this incredible ice cream I had at a Persian restaurant in Boston that was flavored with rosewater.

I had always felt that white teas had negligible flavor but this is a tea I could see stocking and drinking in the afternoons. Quite delicious!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 g 12 OZ / 354 ML
Kristal

I don’t really go for white teas either. Maybe I should look into this one!

Doug F

It’s great but very expensive. I got it as part of sample box of Nilgiri teas.

Shae

I’m not a fan of white teas either for the same reason. The way you describe this one makes it sound really good though.

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188 tasting notes

I don’t usually do whites. Occasionally when I’m at my favorite tea house (Tea Drunk) I get to sample other peoples white teas they are enjoying but I never really paid them much mind since I was having robust Tie Luo Han or any other bold oolongs on the shelf. That said I expected this sample from Teabox to be anything other than inspiring. Dry and wet leaves have little to discern other than light hay notes. This tea is more than inspiring. Beautiful flavors abounding with headiness of rose with touches of lemon and Thompson grape. The soup is velvety and of a heavier mouth-feel than I would of expected. At the end there is a nuance of cucumber. One thing that did impress me was how this tea differs when first poured and when cooled down, the latter being my preference, it seems more sultry on the tongue.
I did twice the amount of tea as suggested on the website but increased the water to compensate and kept the steep at 5 minutes. Really enjoyable.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec 5 g 9 OZ / 260 ML

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