Silver Needle Tea Co.- Single Estate Teas

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Silver Needle Tea Co.- Single Estate Teas

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Immerse yourself in the exquisite world of Silver Needle Tea Co. This finely curated selection introduces four exceptional whole leaf teas, one selected from each of their White, Green, Oolong, and Black tea varieties. Relax and revel in sensory indulgence as you explore the distinctive and varied collection. Beautifully packaged in their award-winning cylinders, this is truly a lovely gift to develop your tea-tasting palate or simply enjoy. Perfect to share and celebrate special occasions, treat yourself or a loved one to the complete experience from Silver Needle Tea Co.

Special Occasion Package Styles:
40 grams of loose leaf tea in each cylinder container

Tea Types: 
White, Green, Oolong, and Black

White Peony (Bai Mudan)- White Tea

A delicate White Tea grown in Fuding, China.  White Peony offers a greater potency than Silver Needle. Only the bud and top two leaves of each tea tree are carefully handled to create this elusive tea. It is air dried and withered into green leaves with downy hair.  
White Peony is known to offer high antioxidants with comparably low caffeine content because White teas are the least processed of all tea types.  Though its taste profile is faint at first it becomes increasingly sweet in each subsequent infusion, revealing a surprisingly smooth grassy sweet note to the end.  Available in pyramid shaped tea bags and package in our Light Gray cylinder.

Origin: Fuding, China

Tea Type:  White

Tasting Note: Subtle sweetness, grassy and a taste of melon.

Caffeine Level: Light 

Steeping Instructions:
Quantity: 1 tablespoon per 6 ounces                                         
Water Temperature:  175 - 185ºF                                            
Steeping Time:  First three infusions 1:30 minutes, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes
Infusions:  5

Tea connoisseurs often first clean tea leaves of dust and particles by steeping it in the suggested temperature for no more than 30 seconds and discarding the rinse water.

Dragon Well (Long Jing)- Green Tea

This superior Dragon Well is a classic Chinese Green tea distinguished by its yellow green color and distinctive flattened leaf shape that is a result of highly skilled hand shaping in a hot pan by tea masters. Long Jing, literally translated as Dragon Well, is the village where this famous tea originates.  Legend has it that the water in the well of this village resembles movements of a dragon when it rains.  Many purists believe that using water from the village well makes for the most exceptional green tea.   From Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province this Dragon Well is delicate and fragrant offering a rounded flavor with lingering sweetness.  This lovely tea is package in our Green cylinder.

Origin: Hangzhou, China

Tea Type:  Green

Tasting Note:  Surprisingly buttery, this tea is at first faint with smooth vegetal notes but with each subsequent steep the texture becomes fuller and nuttier with a creamy but sweet finish.

Caffeine Level:  Medium

Steeping Instructions:
Quantity: 1 tablespoon per 6 ounces
Water Temperature: 175ºF
Steeping Time: First infusion 45 seconds subsequent infusions about 1 minutes
Infusions: 3

Iron Goddess of Mercy (Tie Guanyin)- Ooling Tea

The most popular oolong tea, Iron Goddess of Mercy is complex in taste and production. Grown in Anxi, China, at over 3000 feet elevation, legend has it that the Iron Goddess appeared in a poor farmer’s dream, leading him to discover the tea and his prosperity. Hand-harvested and cultivated according to ancient tradition, Iron Goddess of Mercy has a full roasted flavor with subtle floral notes.  Package in Yellow cylinder.

Origin: Anxi, China

Tea Type:  Oolong

Tasting Note: Enchanting, smooth and silky, roasted chestnut and apricot.

Caffeine Level:  Mild 

Steeping Instructions:
Quantity: 1 teaspoon per 6 ounces
Water Temperature: 185 - 205ºF
Steeping Time: 1st infusion 30 seconds, 2nd infusion 50 seconds, 3rd infusion 1 minute, subsequent infusions 1 minute
Infusions: 4

Tea connoisseurs often first clean tea leaves of dust and particles by steeping it in the suggested temperature for no more than 30 seconds and discarding the rinse water.

High Mountain Black Tea

From the misty rolling hills of LiShan, Taiwan, High Mountain Black Tea is grown at 9,000 feet in elevation. One of the most sought-after black teas in Taiwan, the tea estate has never exported their coveted High Mountain Black Tea until now. Rare and beautiful, High Mountain Black Tea is supple and silky with a hint of vanilla and surprisingly sweet end note. Our black tea is perfect for multiple infusions and shows great promise for aging.  Package in Black cylinder.

Origin: Li Shan, Taiwan

Tea Type:  Black

Tasting Note: Rich, strong but silky with hints of vanilla and lingering sweetness.

Caffeine Level:  Strong 

Steeping Instructions:
Quantity: 1 teaspoon per 6 ounces
Water Temperature: 212ºF
Steeping Time: First four infusions 1 minute, subsequent infusions about 2 minutes
Infusions: 7

 

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