Silvery Needle

Silvery Needle

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Size
 Producer:
Specialist Chinese Wholesaler 
Varietal:
Da Bai cultivar
Season: March 2020
Region: Fuding, Fujian
Country: China

Silver Needle is a white tea made from only the top leaf shoots (or buds) of the tea plant. The leaf shoots are picked from the plant in late March (sometimes early April) before they have opened, giving the tea its unique appearance. While Silver can ben pick on multiple harvests throughout the year, we consider this to be the best.

The fresh plucked shoots are laid out in shallow bamboo baskets and left to wither under the sun for up to 3 days to remove moisture. The withered leaves are then piled to start an enzyme oxidation in the leaf. After this, they are taken for a low temperature baking process, which stops the oxidation and fully drys the leaves for storage.

This is known as the Fuding style of Silver Needle, where the tea has gone through a lighter and more gentle oxidation process.

Many people consider white tea to be lacking in flavour, but brewed properly, this tea produces pleasant melon and peony notes, with a smooth and silky mouthfeel.

 

WESTERN BREWING STYLE 

Weight:

3g

Water Volume:

400ml

Temperature:

80°C

Brew Time:

2 mins 
Infusions:

4

 

GONGFU BREWING STYLE 

Weight:

3g

Water Volume:

400ml

Temperature:

80°C

Brew Time:

0.5 mins 
Infusions:

7

We dispatch orders Monday - Friday from our teahouse and shop in Newcastle. We aim to dispatch all orders within 1 working day.

Local Delivery

(Newcastle area):

Orders below £15: £3 delivery charge

Orders over £15: free

2-4 days

Royal Mail 1st Class:

Orders below £20: £3.50 delivery charge

Orders above £20: free

2-3 days

Royal Mail Tracked 24

Orders below £25: £5 delivery charge

Orders above £25: free

2-3 days

Local Pickup Free 1-2 days

 

If you have any concerns about your order, please don't hesitate to contact us at: info@estateteaco.co.uk.

Local pickup is only available from our shop in Heaton, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

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Our Tea Caddies

Our tea caddies are completely plastic free and made from recyclable aluminium. They feature a resealable screw lid that ensures your tea is kept at optimum freshness!

Plastic Free Packaging

We use plant based plastic pouches called cellulose inside our caddies and refill bags. These act as the perfect barrier to keep your tea fresh, but break down in just 12 weeks!

Packed By Hand

We carefully pack all of our teas by hand in the UK to ensure the highest level of quality control. Our packaging is also manufactured in the UK.