Darjeeling Silver Needles White
Silver Needles is the premium grade of classic white tea. This rare White Silver Needle represents the pinnacle of tea manufacturing, made during mid-summer over a couple of days each year. The finest tea buds are plucked and hand-rolled to create this exquisite tea. The perfection of this tea is clearly visible in its pale, ivory coloured liquor.Silver Needle is exceedingly rare and loved by tea connoisseurs.
Dry Leaf: Long, thin leaves that are covered with silver hairs. Some are darker in colour though they still have the silver hairs.
Aroma: Has a light, floral and sweet scent.
Colour of Liquor: Pale, ivory colour
Flavour of the Tea: Flavour is light to medium in strength and bears a floral sweetness. It’s dry and nutty which comes through in the after taste. Also elements of light peach which contrast nicely against the peony and honeysuckle notes
Compliments: Because of the extremely subtle flavour of white teas, we recommend pairing them with only the mildest of flavours.
Brewing Instructions: Always use fresh water. Bring water to near boiling point. Take one teaspoon of tea leaves in a cup. Pour the heated water and steep the tea for 4 mins. Adjust the time of brewing as per desired strength. Leaves can be steeped multiple times till it gives flavour.
Tea Master Recommendation: Not to be had with milk. Always use fresh water. Do not use re-boiled water. The brewed leaves can be steeped multiple times with an increase in steeping time. Sip it when it cools down a little instead of boiling hot for enhanced flavour.