Yin Zhen – Silver Needles – Top Shelf Tea
Yin Zhen – Silver Needles – is a top shelf white tea with a subtle, sweet, delicate flavor. Yin Zhen consists entirely of soft, downy buds that give this tea it’s exquisite taste. The name Silver Needles comes from the tiny white hairs on the buds and tea leaf. This tea is very labor intensive as Silver Needles require hand picking of only the buds from the tea bush, which are then withered and dried.
While the new shoots (buds) on the tea bush carry the most caffeine to ward of bugs, white tea generally has less caffeine because we brew it at a lesser temperature (higher temperatures bring out more caffeine). White tea also has little to no oxidation, a process that increases the presence of caffeine. So, because white tea isn’t oxidized and brewed it at lower temperatures, it has less caffeine.
With small thin pointed buds, Yin Zhen Silver Needles is a lovely tea that rolls off the tongue.
Yin Zhen Silver Needles is a Top Shelf tea.
Chinese, organic white tea.