4-5 grams at a time; infuse at 85C (185F) for about 90 seconds; gradually increase steeping time for subsequent infusions.
Tea masters in Southern Fujian produce a beautiful artistic form of white tea. The Imperial Bai Hao Yin Zhen, also known as Silver Needle, is handpicked and dried gently in the sun. The best closed and down-covered buds are selected. Minimal processing results in a wide range of flavors and abundance of antioxidants. Because some 70,000 to 80,000 leaves are needed to make a kilogram of this white tea, it is rare and highly desirable.