White Tea

The rare and delicate white tea thrives on cool, mist-covered hills. White tea is almost completely unprocessed, and its tender buds are packed with polyphenols, catechins and other nutrients.

White Tipped Silver Needle, Bai Hao Yin Zhen

Brewing guidelines:

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.

  • Location:
  • Harvest time: Spring
  • Picking standard: One bud
  • Shape:Needle
  • Dried tea color: Silvery with green downy bud
  • Composition:
  • Aroma: Roast chestnut, cocoa with sorrel notes
  • Tea soup color: Limpid, pale yellow with hint of pink
  • Taste: Velvety texture, developed sweet quality, little bitterness, chestnut head note
  • Brewing vessel: Gaiwan or glass pot recommended

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