Silver Needle Baihao Yin Zhen
Origin: Fuding, Fujian
Varietal: ChangYe Bai Hao
Picking: Tippy Pluck
Know your tea: White Tea is unwithered and minimally oxidized, thus possessing high levels of antioxidants and polyphenols. Silver Needle is the most prized of all white teas and comprises only of the top bud, covered in delicate, downy white fuzz, giving it a velvety appearance. This first flush silver needle tea is hand-picked and carefully processed in Fuding, Fujian, which is the original home of White Tea and where the highest quality White Tea comes from. Expect an incredibly smooth, relaxing, complex yet refined cup you'll enjoy very much at the end of a busy day.
Ingredients: 100% pure tea
Tasting Notes: Custard apple, sweet hay, wild greens.
Liqueur Body: Champagne colored and syrupy with speckles of white fuzz
We encourage you to experiment with the amount of leaves, amount and temperature of water, and infusion times to reach your preferred strength of tea, but here's a suggestion for this particular tea:
Rinse your tea before the first infusion, to 'awaken' the leaves. You can do this by just submerging the leaves in warm water at the prescribed temperature for each particular tea, and then discarding that water. This will also preheat the vessel and prevent the water temperature from drastically falling during the infusion.
Most reinfusions require the same or higher temperatures than the first infusion because the leaves will already be moist, but the time for each reinfusion will first reduce till a certain number of reinfusions, and then it will need to be increased till you've maxed out the potential of the leaves.
Yield: At least 25 x 100ml cups/pots