Yin Zhen - Silver Needles Top Shelf Tea
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Yin Zhen – Silver Needles


An organic white, lovely tasting tea consisting entirely of soft, downy buds that give this tea it’s name and exquisite taste.


Yin Zhen – Silver Needles

Yin Zhen, meaning 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 its exquisite taste, which allows it to completely stand on its own. The name Silver Needles comes from the tiny white hairs on the buds and tea leaf. This tea is labor intensive, as Silver Needles require hand picking of only the buds from the tea bush. The tea buds are then withered and dried.

While the new shoots (buds) on the tea bush carry the most caffeine to ward off bugs, white tea generally has less caffeine. This is because we brew it at lesser temperatures (higher temperatures bring out more caffeine).  White tea also has little to no oxidation, a process that increases the presence of caffeine.  Because white tea isn’t oxidized and brewed 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. The flavor reveals itself subtlety. It is especially enjoyed by those who have patience and like to challenge themselves by seeking nuance of flavor in tea.

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Brooke Blackler
I've been going to Lake Missoula Tea Company for years, and recently have had the privilege of putting some of their tea in my store. The quality of the tea is fantastic, and the blends are delightful. I have also attended one of their tasting / learning events and it was great. I highly recommend their downtown store for meeting with friends, family or even just for a nice place to go and have a cup of perfectly brewed tea.
Steve Giralt
What a wonderful shop! I've been in with my whole family a few times and it's just such a treat smelling teas, and learning new things. The lady behind the counter was extremely helpful for us newbies and she is so knowledgeable. During our last visit we tried the tea service and spent some time just enjoying cups of tea. The whole experience was a pleasure. 100% this is the best place to get tea in Missoula, and if you don't know anything about tea it's even better!
Tim Specht
Amazing variety great prices and they'll brew top shelf teas you may be reluctant to buy before trying for a dollar more. Great selection for Missoula. Friendly knowledgeable staff and beautiful tea sets and accessories
Chiara Giovanni
We are major tea snobs and I was absolutely delighted by this store. There are the usual suspects as well as shelves of unique, hand-picked teas. Highly recommend the Golden Snail :) It was really special being able to try whatever tea I wanted before buying. I'm looking forward to subscribing to their tea club. I would love to come back: everything was delicious.
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Amazing tea! Beyond my expectations and well worth the stop! Delightful service and amazing blends! If you are in the area I would highly recognize them. I will be ordering blends online-they are so good!