The Xikou Cooperative’s old growth tea on high mountain slopes is cultivated sustainably between groves of original forest cover for biodiversity. Wu Yinsheng uses organic growing techniques and meticulous finishing to bring out his region’s unique terroir.
meringue, mousse, rice
rosemary, coriander, ginger
savory - meringue, mousse, rice
floral - marigold honey
spice - rosemary, coriander, ginger
fruit - persimmon, goji
PICKINGlate March 2018
Xikou Jiang Yancun
Silver Needle, or Bai Hao Yin Zhen, is the most sought-after white tea. While Xikou’s cold weather gives them a better picking window for this 100% bud material harvest, their older root stock and taller untrimmed bushes yield less buds overall. The result is more nuance and sweetness packed into each bud than you’d see in a larger factory plantation with high yields and young plants. Silver Needle isn’t about flavor. It is all about texture and aftertaste. It brews up almost as light as water, but every sip is packed with creamy luscious texture, deep honeyed floral aroma and a mouth-watering juicy aftertaste.
'White tea is one of the easiest ways to discover the effect of buds in the taste of tea. Most teas on the market are made with leaves, which have amore robust intensity to them. Some teas are made entirely or partially from buds which have a very different flavor and texture to be aware of'
5 g.6-8 oz.use
205° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times add 10 sec. each infusion
5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds add 3 sec. per steepingenjoy many steepings