A Tea Made for Royalty
Ingredients: Organic white tea.
If you want to make a cup at home:
Water Temperature: 175°F
Leaf to Water Ratio: 1.5 tablespoons per 8 ounces
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Silver Needle is an exceptional tea due to many reasons. It is unique in that it is hand picked only in the Fujian Province in China. From the 1700s to the 1900s it was also unique in the sense that this tea was served solely to the Imperial family. Emperor Guangxu exported Silver Needle to other parts of the world and it quickly became highly demanded. Silver Needle remains one of the most famous Chinese Teas.
Lucky for us this tea is no longer limited to only the Imperial family. Silver Needle is a white tea that produces a delicate sweet flavour, that is ultimately refreshing. A freshly brewed cup has a floral aroma that only adds to the elegance of the tea. The sweet taste and floral fragrance make Silver Needle the perfect treat to enjoy on a relaxing day off. As well, belonging to the white tea family it has several health benefits; specifically, it is full of antioxidants, boosts your immune system, helps digestion and beneficial for weight loss. My favourite quality of Silver Needle tea, is that one serving can be used to make several cups of tea. To ensure Silver Needle maintains it’s high quality, make sure to store it in an air tight container.
If you want to start of 2017 by treating yourself, this is the perfect tea to do so with.