Silver Needle also goes by the name Bai Hao Yin Zhen – a very delicate and prized white tea from Fuding, in eastern Fujian. Only the highest quality leaf shoots are selected to produce Silver Needle. These divine pieces of ‘silver’ are then processed the minimum of amounts to retain the most polyphenols, antioxidants and amino acids. The brew displays a bright light-yellow colour due to floating white ‘needles’ that reflect light, a gentle floral aroma, smooth and refreshing taste and a delicate sweet lingering finish.
Ingredient: 100% pure white tea. No artificial flavours or colours.
WESTERN BREWING METHOD
5g per 400ml teapot, 85-90°c water.
1-2mins per infusion, up to 3 infusions or more.
GONG FU BREWING METHOD
5g per 150ml teapot/gaiwan, 90°c water, 1-second quick rinse.
20 secs for 1st infusion, add 5 secs for the next infusion, up to 8 infusions ore more.
Note from Ms.Cattea: Store in an airtight container/foil bag in a clean and dry place, avoid heat and sunlight. Under a good storage condition, the taste of aged Sliver Needle will become more mature and smoother, which is more gentle to drink and has less exciting effect on the stomach. The market value of 5 years old white teas can be twice expensive as the fresh ones.