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DESCRIPTION

From China’s southern province of Fujian, comes this beautiful artistic expression of white tea. Silver Needles is entirely hand-picked, gently sun-dried in warm spring sunshine, and then hand sorted to select only the most perfect white down covered unopened buds (it takes more than 10,000 hand sorted leaves to make a kilo of this fabulous tea). This tea exhibits a harmony of flavors from fresh cut greens, to sweet toasted wheat, from light nuttiness, to soothing spring flowers. The low caffeine and extra anti-oxidant content are additional reasons to stock up.

GROWING REGION

Fujian, China: Fujian is a coastal province in southeastern China where the finest oolong, white, and jasmine teas are produced. According to the written record, teas have been produced there for well over 1,600 years. Growers currently produce five different categories of tea, most of which originated in the province.

BREWING SUGGESTIONS

For best results, we suggest a quick “flush and rinse” with near boiling water, immediately discard the water and infuse again with near boiled water for a min. of 1-2 minutes, decant into another cup or drinking vessel to enjoy. It is also suggested that due to the bulky and large leaf, aggressive nature of Silver Needles that you use a bit more than you think you need if you’re “eyeballing” the amount of tea to be used, the rule of thumb of 3 grams of tea per 4-6 oz of water usually works well. After decanting the tea into a cup to be enjoyed, we suggest waiting for a few moments to let the brewed tea cool a bit so you can truly savor the smooth texture and fresh green fragrance unique to great white teas.

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