Jasmine Silver Needle

$7.00

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A mixture of white tea and jasmine. This tea is scented with jasmine by laying the tea leaves on top of beds of jasmine flowers. The tea absorbs the jasmine scent from the flowers, and the process is repeated until the desired strength of jasmine is achieved.

The overall tea flavor is much more subtle then a green jasmine tea, and should be savored.

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.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 180-190°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.

Other Brewing Options:

This white tea is best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then re-infused for the recommended time. The leaves may be re-infused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the proceeding cup.

Ingredients:

White tea buds | Jasmine buds,

Origin:

China

A mixture of white tea and jasmine. This tea is scented with jasmine by laying the tea leaves on top of beds of jasmine flowers. The tea absorbs the jasmine scent from the flowers, and the process is repeated until the desired strength of jasmine is achieved.

The overall tea flavor is much more subtle then a green jasmine tea, and should be savored.

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.

Brewing Instructions:

Bring filtered or spring water to 180-190°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.

Other Brewing Options:

This white tea is best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then re-infused for the recommended time. The leaves may be re-infused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the proceeding cup.

Ingredients:

White tea buds | Jasmine buds,

Origin:

China

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6/12/2013

I wholeheartedly agree with Moe in the first review. In a world of heavily-perfumed and overwhelmingly fruity teas, Jasmine Silver Needle stands out.The jasmine is still noticeable and enjoyable without overpowering the taste of the delicate white tea. This tea is slightly fussy to brew, so keep an eye on it while steeping! However, If I do happen to over-brew this tea, I like to pour it over some ice and enjoy it cold. Highly recommended.

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5 Stars
1/9/2014

If you are a fan of both complex and delicate tea, than this Jasmine Silver Needle is a must. When brewed correctly it has an amazing flavor that seems to change as it moves around the mouth. You only need a small amount of leaves to experience the sweet floral taste. It's so unique that I'm saving it for special guests and occasions.

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1/30/2011

Boy, someone had a great idea- jasmine + silver needle. The two delicate flavors go so well together. Unlike some of the other jasmine teas, this one does not feel like you're drinking perfume! In my mind, you can go overboard on the jasmine scenting. This one hits just the right combination. Highly reccomend it!"

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5 Stars
11/8/2013

I didn't like this at all, and I disagree with the first reviewer. Tastes just like perfume. I can't taste anything other than perfume. Perhaps I am brewing it wrong. But I suspect not. A bad batch, maybe? Anyway, awful!

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