How to Properly Brew and The Flavor Silver Needle White Tea

Published: Thursday 27 September, 2018

To properly brew your White Tip, you should ideally use 2-3 teaspoons of dried White Tip leaves for 8oz of water.  Brew the it in water heated to 176 ºF (80 ºC) for 1 to 2 minutes. For a stronger flavor, you can brew your Silver Needle tea for up to five minutes.  Because White Tip is such a delicate and fragile tea, it is extremely important that you keep the brewing temperature low, and well below the boiling point.  If you use too hot of water, you will scorch the white tea leaves and it will remove beneficial nutrients, and result in a bitter and undrinkable brew.  

When brewed properly, the resulting liquor of the Silver Needle tea will be a bright clear apricot color with a strong fresh and aromatic aroma that has delightful floral nuances. The resulting flavor is very smooth and mellow with no astringency or sharpness, and a lightly sweet floral aftertaste.  It is an exquisite flavor that is unique to White Tip, which is what makes Silver Needle tea such a highly regarded tea.