by rishi tea (3 reviews)
variety: silver needle
ingredients: white tea
price level: $$$$
Widely esteemed for its delicate appearance, elegant sweetness and noble character, Silver Needle tea is comprised of pure, individually plucked tea buds harvested only in the early springtime. Our Silver Needle is unique in that it is sourced from Menghai and Mengku broad leaf varietal ancient tea tree groves in the remote, mountainous Yunnan Province of China. Like old grape vines, ancient tea trees yield complexities not found in other tea cultivars. This tea's sweet, nectar-like flavor and fruity aroma are examples of that varietal expression. Silver Needle is exceedingly rare and beloved by tea connoisseurs. Reserve white tea with a sublime, sweet flavor and rich, savory finish.
Very clean tasting tea, I would use slightly cooler than boiling water with this one, seemed to bring out the flavor. With boiling it had little taste at all.
this tea is soo good...i like the flavor notes so much
This is a peculiarly delicate tea difficult to gather and a real treat.