Highest grade, bud-only premium white tea infused with the delicious nectar of jasmine flowers
Caffeine Level: LowItem # 0020
WHAT IT IS This top-of-the-line white tea consists exclusively of the youngest buds that sprout on the tea plant in early spring. They are picked only a few days in the year. They are then carefully mixed with freshly picked jasmine flowers to allow the nectar from the flowers to seep into the young tea buds. Once they buds are infused with the natural jasmine flavor, the leaves are separated. They are naturally dried to preserve the flavor and the wealth of nutrients packed in each little bud. The name “silver needle” is given to this tea because of the shape and color of each little bud.
Few people realize it, but, actually, white, green and black tea all come from the same tea plant; the only difference is the degree of oxidation, or treatment that the leaves undergo before they are completely dried.
Whereas Green tea and Black tea have varying degrees of oxidation, White tea has no oxidation at all. It is the most natural form of tea that there is. It has three times the amount of healthy nutrients and antioxidants with less than half the amount of caffeine that is present in green or black tea.
Experts say that the altitude at which tea is grown is a very important factor in the quality of white tea; the higher the altitude, the better the quality. This Silver Needle White Tea comes from the mountains of Fuding in the Fujian province of southern China. It is grown at the altitude of more than 500 meters above sea level.
FLAVOR NOTES Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea consists exclusively of hand-selected, unopened tea leaf buds, bursting with the delightfully floral flavor of their own and infused with the delicious notes of fresh jasmine flowers.
Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea can be enjoyed both as a hot or a cold beverage. At cooler temperatures, the flavor becomes slightly sweeter. Cold white tea is an excellent way to cool down and quench your thirst.
BACKGROUND This highest-quality white tea has been enjoyed for centuries by the Chinese Imperial Family. It was considered not only a delicious beverage, but also an elixir of health. This Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea comes from the mountains of Fujian province in Southern China, known the world over for its highest-quality white tea.