Silver Needle

Bai Hao Yin Zhen

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    Hay, sweet long aftertaste.

Made only from tender and fat new buds that are picked only 2 days a year in early Spring and processed entirely by hand.

Commonly referred to as the champagne of White tea, Silver Needle (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) is sold across China and the World but as always there are wildly varying grades.

The process to make the tea sounds incredibly simple - pluck the buds and lay them out until dry. But this simplicity means that there is no place for the farmers to hide and the tiniest factors can reduce the quality of the tea. In this video I discuss these factors so that you can find out what we search for when choosing our Silver Needle.

Bai Hao Yin Zhen Silver Needles White Loose Leaf Tea

 

Gong Fu Brewing Western Brewing
Water
Temp
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
Amountg per 100ml 1st Infusionseconds + Infusionsseconds Number of
Infusions
90°c
195F
4 45 +10 5 0.7 180 +30 3

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