Silver Needle White Tea
2014 Pre-qingming Tea (Baihao Yinzhen)
Silver needle tea is made from the bud of the big leaf tea (dabaicha) bushes unique from the area. The white hair on the leaves are easily visible. They are mostly air dried and partially oxidized.
These are hand picked before March 28, 2014 from Taimu mountain area in Fuding China. They are considered the best of the best of the famous white tea.
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Recommended Steeping Instructions:
Use about 2~3 g (2~4 tsp) per 200 ml (6 oz) water
Steep 1~2 minutes in 75°C ~ 80°C (167°F ~ 176°F) water
Chinese Style of Steeping:
Use about 3~5 g per 200 ml water
Rinse the tea with hot water and discard the liquid immediately
Steep 1 minutes in 90 ~ 95 °C water, use gaiwan, smell and taste
Alternatively steep 5 minutes in 75°C water
At least 3 infusions