Silver Needle Loose Tea

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Silver Needle Loose Tea

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Item No. MSTR334433
£16.00 - £21.50

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  • Format:
    • Loose Tea Pouch, 50g
      £16.00
    • Loose Tea Caddy, 50g
      £21.50

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  • Description
    Deliciously light, complex and delicate, Silver Needle or baihao yinzhen is one of China’s rarest and most celebrated teas. Only the youngest buds are picked before undergoing minimal processing, being left to wilt in the sun – the result is an extraordinarily refreshing infusion with sweet notes of melon and jasmine.
  • Ingredients

    White Tea

    Suitable for vegetarians and vegan

    Gluten free

  • Reviews

TEA TYPE

White

TASTE PROFILE

Refreshingly light with notes of cucumber and cantaloupe melon

FOOD PAIRING

Spicy chinese food and rice

Numerology

NO.

52

Chinese Emperor Huizong was said to be so obsessed with Silver Needle tea that he failed to stop a Mongol invasion. We've given this irresistible tea the number 52 – Huizong's age when he died.

Brew the Perfect cup

Teaspoons (2 grams)

2

1 cup

200ml water

80 degrees

time

2-3 mins

Origin: China

The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.

White Tea

White tea's the least processed type of tea: unlike green or black tea, there's no heating or oxidation involved. Instead the freshly picked leaves are simply left to dry in the sun. The result is a sweetly delicate infusion, often singing with complex floral notes.