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 fresh, yet complex with grassy-herbal flavours, a slight sweetness and hints of chocolate.
Should be brewed for up to 6 times. Every infusion will differ slightly from the previous one and enhance the drinking experience.
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 emperor's court.
With this in mind, the tea tastes even finer and more delicate.
25g (default, makes 50-75 cups), for other quantities 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 fluoride which helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease
|Ingredients||For best result use water as soft as possible (well water, bottled, mineral). Limescale and hard water will prevent development of subtle flavours.|
|Ingredients Line 2||70°C, 2 tea spoons/cup, 1-3 minutes, 4-6 infusions.|
|Ingredients Line 3||Start with 1 minute brewing time and increase slightly with every new infusion.|