Silver Needle White Tea from Mandala Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  White

Where to Buy:  Mandala Tea

Tea Description:

A very precious and delicate tea characterized by the fine white hairs on the leaf. This beautiful white tea is only harvested for a couple of days each spring. It produces a rich body and savory aroma. Rich in antioxidants, as well as other extremely healthful minerals, white teas are less astringent than green teas with all of the same benefits. Its light and smooth flavor make it ideal for accompanying food, or soothing in the evening due to its lower level of caffeine.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Ah!  What a sweet and refreshing tea!

I’ve tasted quite a few Silver Needle teas, and even though I’ve had quite a bit of experience with this type of tea, it never ceases to surprise me just how much flavor can be found in this delicate tea.  Light?  Yes.  Delicate?  Yes.  Void of flavor?  Absolutely NOT!

These Silver Needles are very soft and covered in tiny hairs.  I love touching them before brewing them, they’re velvety and soft … like a cloud made of plush fur.  The texture of the brewed tea exhibits this same luxurious softness with its silky smooth mouthfeel.

The flavor is incredible.  It has a sweetness that permeates every moment of the sip, while a complex set of flavors play upon the palate, from grassy and hay-like tones, to hints of spice and wood, to an airy kind of flavor that evokes thoughts of the air I would breathe if I were taking a hike through the woods in the spring.

Another exceptional tea offering from Mandala Tea.  I’ve been very impressed with their dedication to quality!

1 thought on “Silver Needle White Tea from Mandala Tea

  1. I’ve always wanted to try silver needle, and I’m afraid your article has sent me over the edge! Will buy soon!

    White tea does tend to complement food very nicely and has, I find, a surprising amount of flavor for such a light tea. It’s become my official ‘go-to’ tea when eating food I’ve never had tea with before.

    I’m almost tempted to question the popularity of Green Tea when white light. flavorful White Tea exists as an alternative!

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