The history of white tea reads almost like a fairy tale. During the 5th and 6th centuries CE, the Chinese emperors reputedly employed only virgins to harvest white tea. Wearing white gloves, these young girls cut the young buds with golden scissors, and they would land into a golden bowl before being presented immediately to the emperor – the only tealeaves in the land completely untouched.
A true luxury, considered by connoisseurs to be one of China's most famous white teas. The combination of subtle yet sweet complexity and an underlying floral taste makes this blend uniquely satisfying.
As with all white teas, it is important to use reverse osmosis water (with low mineral content) so as to properly present the gentleness of white tea. Proper water will ensure that the hallmark characteristics of white silver needle teas are nuanced and balanced between sweetness and complexity. Infuse for 3 minutes for the first cup. Re-steep the same tea again for a second cup, this time for 5 minutes.