Leaf Type: White
Where to Buy: Canton Tea Co.
Other names: Jasmine Silver Needle Tea, Silver Tip Tea, White Pekoe, Bai Hao Yin Zhen
2011 Great Taste Award Winner
Jasmine Silver Needle is a soft, lush tea, made from the young, unopened silvery tea buds which have been layered with fresh Jasmine blossoms over several nights. The fragrance is absorbed by the buds and gives the tea a pure, sweet, distinctive flavour that is mellowed by the white Silver Needle. This tea is a great accompaniment to food and full of beneficial antioxidants.
What a beautiful jasmine tea.
The white tea base is a silver needle. The flavor is so soft and has a pleasant sweetness to it. The mouthfeel is soft and supple. There is very little astringency and no bitterness.
The white tea seems to bring out a milder, lighter taste in the jasmine notes. It isn’t a sharp or perfume-y jasmine taste. The grassy tones to the tea are faint and they meld with the gentle floral tones of the jasmine so well. It becomes like a gentle spring breeze for the palate.
One of the finest jasmine teas I’ve tasted. I highly recommend this to all tea enthusiasts – even those who aren’t particularly fond of jasmine – because it is so delightfully perfect. I love this tea.