05.11.2018 wild thai green

Yunnan Silver Needles
Single Cultivar
Da Huang Ya

Garden Direct Organic White Tea

$25.00
50g

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USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Da Huang Ya "Big Yellow Bud"
Elevation: 1,400m
Harvest: March 29-31, 2019

This is a rare single-cultivar Silver Needles produced exclusively from the Da Huang Ya ("Big Yellow Buds") cultivar in Jinggu county, Yunnan. Da Huang Ya yields large, plump buds that provide a long-lasting sweetness and unique amino acid profile. The infusion is imbued with the most radiant yellow-gold tints. We find that this year's vintage has subtly sweet notes of muskmelon, clover honey, and ube purple sweet potato in the finish. The use of grafting in the cultivation of this tea illustrates the close parallels between tea and wine. We worked with partners to revitalize a garden of 30-40 year old tea plants that had passed their prime, by cutting them down nearly to the stumps and grafting Da Huang Ya cultivar plants onto the rootstock. After a few years, we are thrilled to see the results as the plants spring back with renewed vigor and channel all that energy into this amazing cultivar.


Origin

Jinggu county, Yunnan province, China

Tasting Notes

This year's vintage has subtly sweet notes of muskmelon, clover honey, and ube purple sweet potato in the finish.

Ingredients

Organic White Tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea per 350-400ml (11-12oz) to a glass teapot, like our Ming Cha Teapot or Simple Brew.
Use water cooled to 185°F
Add water and infuse for 3-4 minutes.
Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

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Silver Needle White Tea
Sep 5, 2018
I love this white tea and I'm very picky about the quality and taste. It's a light flavor and tastes...
Kaitlyn
Port Byron, IL
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Yunnan Silver Needles Da Huang Ya
Aug 25, 2018
Very Good Silver Needles. Placid Energy and a complex taste. Good for the night. The Reserve is one of the...
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Gab
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Subtle and Sweet
Jun 17, 2018
This tea has jumped to the top of my list as a favorite. More subtle than a moonlight white tea, this...
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Eric
Cypress, CA
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Subtle and Sweet
Jun 17, 2018
This tea has jumped to the top of my list as a favorite. More subtle than a moonlight white tea, this...
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Eric
Cypress, CA
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Yunnan Silver Needles Da Huang Ya
Aug 25, 2018
Very Good Silver Needles. Placid Energy and a complex taste. Good for the night. The Reserve is one of the...
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Gab
Doral, FL
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Silver Needle White Tea
Sep 5, 2018
I love this white tea and I'm very picky about the quality and taste. It's a light flavor and tastes...
Kaitlyn
Port Byron, IL
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Subtle and Sweet
Jun 17, 2018
This tea has jumped to the top of my list as a favorite. More subtle than a moonlight white tea, this...
read more
Eric
Cypress, CA
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Yunnan Silver Needles Da Huang Ya
Aug 25, 2018
Very Good Silver Needles. Placid Energy and a complex taste. Good for the night. The Reserve is one of the...
read more
Gab
Doral, FL
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Silver Needle White Tea
Sep 5, 2018
I love this white tea and I'm very picky about the quality and taste. It's a light flavor and tastes...
Kaitlyn
Port Byron, IL
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