- Harvest: Spring 2021
- Oxidation: Unoxidized
- Production: Hot air dried
- Farming: Traditional farming
Silver Needle King's Grade stands out from the standard Silver Needle offering in that it yields a more delicate, sweeter infusion. Its tender buds are fuzzier and are greener in color. Relatively low in caffeine, it is a delicate treat at any time of day. Don't be fooled by its gentle profile - the buds of white tea deliver a strong dose of antioxidants unlike any other. A meticulous, labor intensive tea to produce, Silver Needle requires more than 30,000 buds just to make a single pound.
- 4g or 1Tbsp | 8oz. @ 190˚F | 1 minute
- May be re-steeped multiple times
- Use a glass or porcelain teapot.
- Drain completely and serve.
Tasting Notes (5/27/2021): The aroma is invigorating. The liquor is a pale orange. Dry alfalfa and muted tones of Turkish apricots are followed by a lingering, deep sweetness left in the back of the palate. Supremely refreshing.