Silver Needle from Eteaket

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Eteaket

Product Description:

Silver Needle tea is the most famous of all white teas, and for good reason. The delicate downy buds (packed with antioxidants and very low in caffeine) give a delicate but complex flavour with a hint of melon, fresh citrus notes and a lingering finish. Forget silver, this tea deserves a gold medal.

Taster’s Review:

The fragrance of the dry leaf is different from many white teas I’ve encountered – it has a light, leafy scent that is fresh and is intermingled with a delicate melon note!  It smells very nice.  It looks nice too:  the thin spear-shaped leaves are soft and fuzzy.  The look as fresh as they smell.

The flavor is very pleasing.  It is not at all delicate like one might imagine a white tea would be.  It has a strong fruity presence, as the description suggests I can taste hints of citrus and melon.  There is also a vegetative note lingering in the background.  There are even soft notes of spice that are somewhat uncommon for silver needles!

I really like this deliciously different silver needle.  It tastes smooth and rich.  There is no bitterness and no astringency.  It is sweet, delicious and incredibly relaxing to sip.  Ahhh!

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