Tea Type: White
Region: Nine Peaks Mountain, Fuding City, Fujian Province
One for the true connoisseur. This highly-prized Silver Needle white tea gets its name from the shape of the leaf.
Normally the bud and 2-3 leaves are plucked however, with Silver Needle only one new bud is picked.
This process makes Silver Needle one of the most expensive teas to harvest however, produces a remarkable fresh taste with hints of sweetness and hay.
White tea is much more delicate than black tea, so use cooler water. Like #005 White Stallion, don’t expect huge changes in colour; this will brew to a pale yellow finish.
Best time to drink
A wonderful mid afternoon pick-me-up or early evening wind-down after a busy day of work.
Loose-leaf tea has 3 main enemies: 1) Heat 2) Light and 3) Moisture. Exposure to any of these will degrade the quality of the loose-leaf and lead to stale tea which is to be avoided at all costs. Once you have opened your pouch and made your tea, squeeze out all the air and wrap it up tightly (all Tea & Glory pouches are re-sealable). Once you have done that, store it in the original box or an airtight container and away from light and any strong smells. Tea is hygroscopic, which means that it absorbs moisture and any smells from the surrounding environment. Unless the tea is specially vacuum-packed, do not store in the refrigerator, as this will create moisture inside the packet everytime the tea is removed. Just store in a cool, dark cupboard away from direct light and you will be fine. If you have any questions or are not sure of anything just drop us a line at: firstname.lastname@example.org.