2018 wtg

Wild Silver NeedlesGarden Direct White Tea

$35.00
50g

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Description

Harvest Date: March 10th, 2019
Elevation: 2,100m
Cultivar: Qianjiazhai Wild Tea Trees

Only 10kg of this extraordinarily rare micro-lot were produced. Harvested from the ancient tea forest in Qianjiazhai village, a region famous for its Pu'er teas. Some of the oldest known tea trees in the world are found in the lush forests of Qianjiazhai, many over one thousand years old. This tea was processed minimally, just like Silver Needles, revealing beautiful aromas of honeydew melon, damask rose, and cucumber water. The precious buds are cloaked in layers of tea leaf. This effect, called yabao or "shielding the bud" occurs in late winter or early spring, especially on elder tea trees. The buds also have a lovely pink-purple pigmentation. These red pigments can sometimes develop on the leaves of old tea trees, as a secondary plant defense mechanism against sunburn.


Origin

Qianjiazhai village, Yunnan Province, China

Tasting Notes

Aromas of honeydew melon, damask rose, and cucumber water.

Ingredients

White tea

Traditional Preparation

Add 1 tbsp (3-4g) tea to a small gaiwan or teapot. Try our Ming Cha Teapot.
Use water cooled to 185°F
Add water and infuse for 2 minutes.
Repeat for another 10+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

Gaiwan Brewing from Rishi Tea on YouTube.

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Wild Silver Needles
Jun 22, 2018
A gorgeous tea full of rich flavor that lasts for many infusions. I may have to purchase more before it is...
Renee
Port Lavaca, TX
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A Taste of the Forest
Jun 17, 2018
This wild white tea is something special. Fragrant and meditative like any good white tea. The taste and...
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Eric
Cypress, CA
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White Peony King and Wild Silver Needles
Jun 7, 2018
I like white tea a lot, and Rishi's White Peony King and their various Silver Needle teas are the best...
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Benjamin
Beaverton, OR
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White Peony King and Wild Silver Needles
Jun 7, 2018
I like white tea a lot, and Rishi's White Peony King and their various Silver Needle teas are the best...
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Benjamin
Beaverton, OR
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A Taste of the Forest
Jun 17, 2018
This wild white tea is something special. Fragrant and meditative like any good white tea. The taste and...
read more
Eric
Cypress, CA
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Wild Silver Needles
Jun 22, 2018
A gorgeous tea full of rich flavor that lasts for many infusions. I may have to purchase more before it is...
Renee
Port Lavaca, TX
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White Peony King and Wild Silver Needles
Jun 7, 2018
I like white tea a lot, and Rishi's White Peony King and their various Silver Needle teas are the best...
read more
Benjamin
Beaverton, OR
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A Taste of the Forest
Jun 17, 2018
This wild white tea is something special. Fragrant and meditative like any good white tea. The taste and...
read more
Eric
Cypress, CA
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Wild Silver Needles
Jun 22, 2018
A gorgeous tea full of rich flavor that lasts for many infusions. I may have to purchase more before it is...
Renee
Port Lavaca, TX
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