Silver Needle – Premium (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) Premium China White Tea

Tea prices and quantities are per kg (2.2lb) unless otherwise indicated

Harvest Date:  In the end of March

Growing Region:  Fuding, Fujian

Elevation:  320m (1049ft)

Tea Bush/Varietal:  Fuding Da Bai

Grade: Special

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Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver needle) is the most prized Chinese white tea. It is made from one single bud plucked in Spring and processed naturally with minimal production steps. Bai Hao Yin Zhen has a sword-like shaped body and is fully covered with white pekoe. Its outstanding characteristics is its fragrant aroma and flavor and a mellow sweet aftertaste.

Estate Name: Tai Mu Shan Tea Garden

Farming Methods: Tea garden with EU standard control of chemicals

Production Methods: Tea leaves plucking-withering- Charcoal baking. (Slightly naturally oxidized)

Other Notes: Silver Needle white tea is made by the single bud plucked in early spring. After naturally withering to around 10% water content in the leaf, it will undergo charcoal baking to final dry. Silver needle has fruity fragrance and pleasant mellow taste. It is rich in minerals and antioxidants.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen is produced in Zhenghe, Fuding, Songxi and Jianyang regions of Fujian provinces. A few regions in Yunnan also produce Bai Hao Yin Zhen. But the Yunnan Bai Hao Yin Zhen is not as good in quality as the Fujian tea – the main differences being that Yunnan tea leaf is darker in color and not so full bodied.

Dry Leaf

Color: Silver

Shape/size: Needle shape, Flat straight tea body

 

Brewed Tea

 Color: orange

 Aroma: Fruity fragrance

Body Taste: Mild mellow

 

Recommended Brewing 

Water Temperature: 80 celsius

Amount (g/150ml): 3g

Steeping Time: 1 minute

# of Infusions: 3 infusions