Add 3/4 teaspoon of dry
tea to a clear tea glass or a porcelain cup. Bring fresh, cold water to
a boil, keeping it boiling for about 5 seconds. Allow the temperature to
fall to approximately 185 degrees (check with a thermometer, if
possible; otherwise, wait about five minutes) and fill the cup with hot
water. Steep for 2-3 minutes. Sip slowly and enjoy. When the tea water
goes down to one-third of the glass or cup, add hot water again for a
delicious second infusion. Good for multiple infusions.
Made only from tea buds and fully
covered with silvery down. When steeped, the tea buds stand upright like
a forest of stalagmites in the cup, creating a beautiful visual
Chinese White teas are
light and delicately smooth. They are the least processed tea,
undergoing just steaming and drying, leaving it close to its natural
state. Recent studies have shown that these teas contains more
cancer-fighting antioxidants than any other teas.
The finest and most delicate of White teas. our Yin Zhen
is produced using only the most tender tea buds from the first flush of
Great White tea trees. Yin Zhen is particularly valuable for its
anti-toxin and cooling properties to help to decrease body heat.
The production of white tea is very different from green tea. Firstly,
the leaves come from a special varietal tea bush called Narcissus or
chaicha bushes. Secondly, the leaves are not steamed or pan-fired as is
the case in green tea. These leaves are dried and withered in the sun .
If mechanical drying is required the leaves are baked (not fired) at
temperatures less that 40’C. Thirdly, only special ‘two leaves and a
bud’ are selected. These leaves must show a very light green almost gray
white color and be covered with velvet peach fuzz down. The ideal is a
leaf or two being wrapped around a newly developing shoot. These shoots
are plucked and segregated from the rest of the leaf being plucked.
These leaves are then naturally withered and the painstaking process on
final manual selection occurs.
nonpareil grade is fresh and organic, no fertilizer and no pesticides
produced in China. It is certainly the best grade
Gourmet tea from the East!
Grade Organic Silver Needle White Tea
Needle White Tea (Yin Zhen) Tea
Yin Zhen is hand-plucked in the first two
weeks of March and made using century old techniques. The flavor of this
tea is light, sweet and pleasing with velvety, smooth liquor that is the
characteristic of a silver needle white tea. Our Yin Zhen is a very
high-grade white tea, so the flavor and the texture of the tea will be
more apparent than in more common grades. EnjoyYin Zhen on a quiet
White tipped Silver Needle is one of the
highest quality white teas, and is picked during the spring before the
buds open to preserve its tenderness. Exquisite and delicate, the tea
produces a very pale yellow brew and has a fresh, sweet fragrance with
traces of citrus. This tea has high concentrations of polyphenols
(antioxidants that help fight against cancer-causing radicals and heart
disease). Steep the leaves in a tall glass to get the most out of this
tea's great show and taste.
This particular Chinese white tea holds a
very graceful form. The leaves are even, strong, straight, and full with
fine white hairs. The Yin Zhen is only made with buds. The liquor holds
a light apricot color and the taste is fresh and delicate with a
pleasant high fragrance. This tea is a very good daily tea. It is also
recommended as an efficacious remedy for the hives.
Yin Zhen's fragrance is refreshingly sweet while the taste
is clean, smooth and very delicate.