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White Tea - White Silver Tip Tea

    White Tea - White Silver Tip Tea

    €17.00

      The most prized of all white teas, the rare White Silver Tip Tea (loose-leaf) by Rare Tea Company is crafted entirely from tender spring buds, high in the remote mountains of Fujian. Picked for only twenty days of the year, just before the buds unfurl to the first new leaves. 

      Exceptionally pure and natural, white silver tips undergo the least processing retaining higher levels of antioxidants than other teas. This is not mass-produced tea from large industrial gardens but lovingly crafted and you can taste the difference.

      The finest silver tips can only be plucked for a few weeks in late March/early April and only on days when there is no rain or cloud so that they can be carefully dried in the high mountain sunshine. Hand processing allows the tips to retain their exquisitely delicate flavor.


      Preparation: 

      • Quantity:  Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.
      • Temperature:  For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.
      • Time:  Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.
      • Infusions: You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavor are revealed.
      • Cost per cup:  33 cents per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions. 

       

      Product Details: 

      • Packaging: 25g
      • Also known as White Silver Needle and Baihao Yinzhen
      • When infused white silver tip tea brews to a pale golden cup.
      • Remarkably delicate, with the sweetness of spring long-stored over winter.

       

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