Just looking at the beautiful silver tips is a joy. Only the unopened
buds with tiny silvery hairs are used for this exceptional Chinese White
tea (also called Silver Needle). There is only a short harvest period
in spring to gather the leaves. The taste is complex with grassy-herbal
flavours and a hint of chocolate.
Legend has it that only white clad virgins were allowed to do the picking in the morning with their teeth to keep the leaves as pure as possible for the emperors court.
With this in mind the tea tastes even finer and more delicate. For up to 6 infusions.
25g (default, makes 50-75 cups), also available 20g or 100g, please select under 'options'.
Health properties:- full of antioxidants which can prevent heart disease, stroke and can be anti-carcinogenic
- helps lowering cholesterol
- contains vitamin C
- strong antiviral capability
- improves concentration + alertness (caffeine)
- has a diuretic effect
- contains fluorine which helps to prevents tooth decay and gum disease
|Ingredients||70-80°C, 2 tea spoons/cup, 1-3 minutes, 4-6 infusions|