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2018 Silver Needle White Tea

2018 Silver Needle White Tea

CURRENTLY OUT OF STOCK

Sourced By the the Xikou Cooperative

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.
  • true
    65
    meringue, mousse, rice
    true
    45
    marigold honey
    true
    75
    rosemary, coriander, ginger
    true
    55
    persimmon, goji

    Tasting Profile

    • savory - meringue, mousse, rice
    • floral - marigold honey
    • spice - rosemary, coriander, ginger
    • fruit - persimmon, goji
    • DATE OF PICKINGlate March 2018
    • Xikou Jiang Yancun
    • ELEVATION400 METERS
    • Da BaiTea Varietal

    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
    6-8
    205
    40 seconds
    10
    5
    6
    205
    10 seconds
    3
    5
    12
    room temp
    8 hours

    Steeping Instructions

    Western

    5 g.6-8
    oz.
    use 205° watersteep 40 secondsresteep many times
    add 10 sec. each infusion

    Gongfu

    5 g.6 ozuse 205° watersteep 10 seconds
    add 3 sec. per steeping
    enjoy many steepings

    Iced/Cold

    5 g.12
    oz.
    use room temp.° water refrigerate overnight
    8 hours hours
    add ice & enjoy

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