The most delicate of all tea, unprocessed and crafted entirely from tender spring buds, high in the remote mountains of Fujian. Picked for only five days of the year, just before the buds unfurl to the first new leaves.
Also known as White Silver Needle and Baihao Yinzhen.
Tasting Notes Remarkably delicate, with the sweetness of spring long stored over winter.
Quantity Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.
Temperature For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.
Time Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
Infusions You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.
Cost Per Cup 33p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.
Exceptionally pure The most prized of all white China tea, silver tips are delicate leaf-buds at the point of unfurling. Exceptionally pure and natural, white silver tips undergo the least processing retaining higher levels of antioxidants than other teas. This is not mass produced tea from large industrial gardens but lovingly crafted and you can taste the difference.