Bai Hao Silver Needle

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

Price: $7.75
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Customer Tasting Notes

5 Stars
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.
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Reviewed by:  from Albuquerque, NM. on 10/18/2010
5 Stars
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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Reviewed by:  from Westminster, CO. on 5/10/2014
5 Stars
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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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Socorro, NM. on 9/21/2013
5 Stars
Delighted to discover this first-class Silver Needle right here in Albuquerque. Much prefer to support local business!
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Reviewed by:  from Albuquerque. on 6/22/2011

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