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



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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