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Silver Needle (Yin Zhen)

Silver Needle (Yin Zhen)
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Perhaps no tea embodies flavor of spring more than a well-made "YinZhen". This lot of Silver Needle, made of shapely Pre-Qing Ming spring buds, was grown in Zhenghe county and has been traditionally processed. Plucked from the Zhenghe Da Bai tea varietal, it is masterfully worked to preserve its natural leaf shape. This tea is one for every tea drinker's collection. Well-made, the buds are twinged with a greenish-gray hue and covered with the tender, downy hair giving it a velvety appearance. The liquor is soft yellow in color and delicate in flavor, savory with taste characteristics of melon and sweet apricot. It goes well most anytime and very well with fresh foods and desserts. Lot # 13.


Tea Notes

The delicate hairy down that covers the young shoot gives the tea its name.

Known as well as Silvery Tip Pekoe, Silver Needle is rare as it is harvested only a few days a year and costly as it requires delicate manual labor.

Thousands of leaves are needed to make one pound of this tea!

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