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Silver Needle White Tea

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Silver Needle White Tea | 白毫銀針

 Tasting notes: Bright, cucumber, melon
 Origin: Fuding, Fujian, China
 Cultivar: 福鼎大白 Fuding Dabai

 Elevation: 620m
 Oxidation: ⦿○○○○

This top-grade tea is made entirely of the youngest furry, silvery buds, yielding a light, refreshing tea packed with antioxidants.

Why we love it:

  • It's one of China’s ten most famous teas.
  • It's the top picking grade of white tea: "Needle" means only buds and "Silver" refers to the white fur on the buds.
  • It's made entirely of buds - the most prized part of the tea plant with a high concentration of nutrients. Thousands of buds are needed to make just one kilo of tea.
  • It's made from the Fuding Dabai cultivar, which has especially furry buds. The fur gives a delicate flavour and soft texture to the tea.
  • It's minimally processed: the buds are simply withered and dried, preserving their nutrients and honouring their natural flavour.

Our Silver Needle is from Mr Mei, our trusted farmer in Fujian, the capital of white tea in China. The buds are picked in the first spring harvest, before the plants have had much sun, so the new leaves are extra plump and juicy. 

What is white tea?

Make your own gift set:
Choose any three tea tins and add a gift box to your order!

100ml Gaiwan
5g | 90°C | 1 min | 4 infusions

300ml Teapot
10g | 90°C | 3 mins | 2 infusions

Cold brew
18g | 1L | Refrigerated | 10-15 hrs

These are just guidelines. We recommend experimenting with a range of temperatures and leaf-to-water ratios to understand the tea and your own taste preferences.

Silver Needle White Tea



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Delivery is free for orders of HK$500 or more. Heavy items do not qualify for free shipping. Please allow 5-7 working days for your delivery. See our shipping policy.

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