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Bai Hao Silver Needle
Bai Hao Silver Needle

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Bai Hao Silver Needle
 1.5 tsp Per Cup    
 4 Min    

Extra Info:

Silver Needles refer to the buds of the tea plant. The leaves or buds of white tea are not steamed or pan-fired (the process used in green teas) or oxidized and fired (the process used in black tea). The leaves are naturally withered and dried in the sun. Because white tea is the least processed type of tea, you can still see the fibers on the individual buds. If mechanical drying is required it is a baking process at temperatures less than 104 degrees Fahrenheit.


White tea buds


Wuyuan, China

Tasting Notes:

Subtle Treat Awaits   

These wispy needles need a long, warm bath to wake up.For the first infusion, give it 3-5 minutes. The liquor is an amber color, similar to a light apple cider. The aroma starts as mountain lilac with a stone fruit underneath. becoming more fruity with successive infusions. The taste is a delicate flavor of peaches in dried grass and a lilac perfume. Three minute splashes in hot water keep bringing life to these little leaves.

( Helpfulness: 2 Votes )
5 out of 5 Stars on 10/18/2010
| Albuquerque, NM


I have tried an assortment of white teas from other sources and I have not been impressed. I bought a sample of this one just to compare with the others. I had suspected I just didn't like white tea. But New Mexico Tea Company proved me wrong. I have been brewing this tea in my own slap dash way. About 5 frams of tea in a 100 ml gaiwan. 180 f water, steep for 2 minutes for the first and second brews. Subsequent brews I bring the water temp up 5 and steep for 2.5 minutes. Doing it this way I get about 8 really yummy steeps. Each steep brings out some new flavor. From piney, honey like in the first infusion, to stone fruits, then citrus the a little floral and ending a little spicey. I want to drink this tea all day every day but I dont just so I can truly appreciate the deliciousness anew.

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5 out of 5 Stars on 5/10/2014
| Westminster, CO


Delicious! I add NM honey for sweetness and it's a great treat. Ordered mine online and it came via US postal service within 2 days. Great service and product!!!

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5 out of 5 Stars on 9/21/2013
| Socorro, NM

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