Silver Needle Tea is one of the most rare, beautiful and sought-after teas in the world. Drinking it is like drinking a very fine wine or champagne, each sip to be savoured and enjoyed.
It is a tea shrouded in romance. It is said that historically the fine white tea is only harvested during a full moon, by young women with golden scissors. This may just be legend, but it is true that there are only a few days each year when the pure silver tips used for this tea can be picked to ensure rain doesn’t damage the young buds.
The extremely light processing of the tea gives Silver Needle an exquisitely sweet and mellow taste. The young and tender tea should be carefully prepared using water just off the boil to appreciate its smooth, sweet elegance.