Finally, a white tea that everyone can appreciate! Silver Needles are plucked from the freshest buds of the tea plant. The silvery-white hairs on the new growth give this tea it’s name. Flavorful and savory, Silver Needles is described by our tasters as having pleasant grassy notes.
First pluck Chinese white tea.
- Scoop a mounded tablespoon of leaves into your infuser.
- Heat water to 200° (just before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-4 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
It is not recommended to re-steep white teas, as they generally steep out after one time.
Pre-heat your mug or pot with a little hot water before steeping.
By the Pot:
Add to your infuser one tablespoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of
200° water and allow it to steep for 3 to 4 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy!
Brewing Iced Tea:
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.