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Produced By 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.

Tasting Profile

  • SAVORY – meringue, mousse, rice
  • FLORAL – marigold honey
  • VERY SPICY – rosemary, coriander, ginger
  • FRUITY – persimmon, goji
DATE OF PICKINGlate March 2018
XikouJiang Yancun, Fujian
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.

This tea is pre-packed in individual 5g packets for sizes under 100g.


" 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... "

Steeping Instructions

Western

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

Gongfu

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

Iced/Cold

5 g.12
 oz.
use room temp. waterrefrigerate overnight
(8 to 12 hours)
add ice & enjoy

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