If you already know what top grade white tea is, you are probably not reading this. If you don’t, this tea represents the very first buds of spring 2021. No the first harvest season, the first buds and only the first buds! This goes beyond first flush, and it’s apparent in the flavor and the mouthfeel and it is always in short supply. Silver needle tea is made only with buds and after a winter of storing nutrition and energy, top grade silver needle buds pack an amazing punch. Combine that with the expertise of the producer, Shi Fu, and you have an unforgettable Top Grade Silver Needle tea experience! As with many great teas, the aroma of the dry leaf is very reservered, holding everything in until the time is right. Once the leaf is placed in a warm gaiwan, you will start to detect notes of fresh creaminess and hay – a hint of earth, all very subtle. But the sip… the very first sip is not subtle at all! You will experience an immediate refreshing clean flavor, with a balanced sweetness and a stoic umami that creates a thich mouthfeel unique to this top grade silver needle tea! The bright yellow liquor is dancing with fuzz. Take your time an observe this tea as many ways as you can. Each aspect will reveal more qualities. Sip slowly and let the tea caress you.
Bai Hao Yin Zhen – Top Grade Silver Needle 2021
$9.00 – $130.00
Dry Leaf: Reserved, fresh, creamy
Liquor Colour: Bright gold with dancing fuzz
Liquor Aroma: Refreshing clean
Flavour: Profound balanced long lingering sweetness
Mouthfeel: Thick umami amino-acid lushness
3g/150ml at 95°C ~ 100°C for 1~2 min. About 5 Infusions.
Taimu Mountain, Fuding, Fujian Province
March 23, 2021.
Sealed well in a cool, dry, dark location.
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