Silver LeafLoose Leaf Tea | White
Ever shifting mists reveal and recover shimmering scales. Ancient wisdom and wonders soar amongst spiraling heights while the Yangtze tides tend to reflections of times past and present.
AROMA: Soft floral notes
PALATE: Light, exquisite complexity
Silver Leaf white tea is named for the silver downy hairs that cover the young, unopened buds.
Loose leaf silver needle (bai hao yinzhen) tea is sorted to ensure uniformity with no stems or leaves, and is primarily picked between the middle of March to early April (before the rains). Carefully blended and hand-selected in small batches (2 kg per blending cycle), we balance the nuanced white tea notes with the slow release of tannins - which contribute to the drinkers' understanding of flavor - using the structure of the notes as guideposts. It is important to use fresh, cold water (use reverse osmosis, low mineral water) that has a high oxygen content with white teas - particularly teas of single estate varietal. Best drunk in the morning, when your palate is fresh.
- family routine
We love the subtle flavor of this tea and it became part of our evening family routine. One caveat is that I wish they had the option to ship the tea without the metal container.