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Yunnan Silver Needles Cultivar Blend

Garden Direct Organic White Tea

$24.00
50g

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USDA Organic

Description

Cultivar: Changye Bai Hao, Jinggu Da Bai, Xue Ya #100, Da Huang Ya
Harvest: March 10-20, 2020
Elevation: 1,400m

This micro-batch of Silver Needles was grown and produced in China's Yunnan province. White tea is not traditional to this region and has only been made here in recent decades. Just like Silver Needles from the heritage origin of Fuding, this tea is comprised of pure, individually plucked tea buds harvested during the famous Mingqian period in early spring. We partnered with specialist producers who have grafted select cultivars onto the rootstock of 30-40 year old tea trees in Jinggu county. The use of grafting in the cultivation of this tea, as well as the skilled blending of cultivars illustrates the close parallels between tea and wine. These unique cultivars offer a range of amino acid, polyphenol, and aromatic complexities that are not found in the average tea garden. The older roots provide ample nourishment to the plants and yield a complex fruity and nectar-like flavor profile not found in traditional Fuding Silver Needles, which emphasizes a savory umami taste.


Origin

Jinggu county, Yunnan, China

Tasting Notes

Complex fruitiness, nectar-like body, subtle hay-like sweetness.

Ingredients

Organic White Tea

Preparation

Leaf Amount
4 grams | 1 tbsp
Water Amount
8 ounces
Water Temperature
185°F
Steep Time
2 minutes

Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea per 350-400ml (11 - 12oz) water into a glass teapot, like our Ming Cha Teapot or Simple Brew

Use water cooled to 185°F water

Add water and infuse for 2 minutes

Repeat for another 3+ infusions. Increase the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

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OOLONG HEAVEN
Apr 11, 2019
I ADORE THE OFFERING FROM RISHI! BEEN DRINKING THEIR TEAS FOR YEARS. IN THE SPRING I STOCK UP ON THE GARDEN...
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Jane
New York, NY
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A very light brew . . .
Aug 6, 2018
If you like a delicate brew, silver needles is for you! I prefer a stronger white tea, my go to being white...
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Vicki
Chicago , IL
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Delicious!
Jun 7, 2018
Superb aroma and the taste is subtle, sweet and absolutely delicious!
M.
Chicago , IL
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OOLONG HEAVEN
Apr 11, 2019
I ADORE THE OFFERING FROM RISHI! BEEN DRINKING THEIR TEAS FOR YEARS. IN THE SPRING I STOCK UP ON THE GARDEN...
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Jane
New York, NY
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Delicious!
Jun 7, 2018
Superb aroma and the taste is subtle, sweet and absolutely delicious!
M.
Chicago , IL
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A very light brew . . .
Aug 6, 2018
If you like a delicate brew, silver needles is for you! I prefer a stronger white tea, my go to being white...
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Vicki
Chicago , IL
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A very light brew . . .
Aug 6, 2018
If you like a delicate brew, silver needles is for you! I prefer a stronger white tea, my go to being white...
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Vicki
Chicago , IL
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Delicious!
Jun 7, 2018
Superb aroma and the taste is subtle, sweet and absolutely delicious!
M.
Chicago , IL
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OOLONG HEAVEN
Apr 11, 2019
I ADORE THE OFFERING FROM RISHI! BEEN DRINKING THEIR TEAS FOR YEARS. IN THE SPRING I STOCK UP ON THE GARDEN...
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Jane
New York, NY
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