Silver Needle White tea is one of the rarest types of tea in the world. This rarity has helped feed its renown and exclusivity. Historically, the white downy tea buds used to make Silver Needle White Tea were reserved for the exclusive use of the Chinese Imperial family for centuries. Since then this delightful tea has become available to the general population, with tea drinkers all over the world now indulging their taste buds with this imperialistic imbued type of tea.
Along with the sense of prestige and elegance you will feel with every sip, Silver Needle White Tea has a delicately creamy taste with tones of honey and melon. Partnering its wonderful taste, Silver Needle White Tea also has antioxidants qualities for soothing the body as well as the mind.
The leaves are harvested by hand at dawn for only two days of the year before they are left in the sun to dry. It’s these ritualistic elements of harvesting the leaves that add to Silver Needle White tea’s places as one of the most revered teas in China.
The leaves used to make Silver Needle White Tea are held in high regard for their beauty as well as for the delicious cup of tea that can be brewed from them. The leaves feature soft young silver needle tips, or immature leaf buds, which reflect the sweet, silky sense of luxury you will feel whenever you find them brewing in your cup or tea pot.