Silver Needle and White Peony Tea (China)

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Fujian province in China is the birthplace of white tea. Both major white tea varieties, Silver Needle (buds only type) and White Peony (one bud and two leaves type), originate from here. Only specific cultivars of Camellia Sinensis, producing big buds covered with silvery-white tiny hairs are used in white tea production. Plucking the buds and young leaves is a painstaking job, however the processing is quite simple. The tea leaves just get dried and, sometimes, only minimally oxidized.

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Fujian Silver Needle

Our Masters Collection premium Fujian Silver Needle, or Bai Hao Yin Zhen, is made with fine silvery down bearing buds from carefully reared tea bushes in the Fuding area of Fujian, China. Hand picked, this precious white tea shows the care and skill of the proud farmers. In the cup, these extra ...

Monkey-Picked White, Organic

Organic White TeaSingle-estate premium white tea Origin: China, Guangxi Region. 100% Organic White TeaThese pure white tea leaves from China steep into a light-yellow, smooth liquor and impart only the lightest buttery sweetness with a slight apricot fragrance. Legend has it that Buddhist monks ...


Pure white tea buds and tips. Our Snowflakes is a pure, single-estate white tea. White teas have the highest antioxidant count of all teas because they are the least processed, and contain the lowest amount of caffeine. It is therefore the perfect meditative aid: it acts as a mild stimulant without ...

Tealyra – Luxury Young Silver Needle Loose Leaf Tea Leaves – Organic

Although this is one of the higher priced white teas available, it is also classed in the top ten when it comes to superior Chinese tea. Traditionally produced in the northern district of the Fujian province of China, this tea has been popular in its home country for thousands of years. Plucked ...

White Pearls

These lovely pearls are made from white peony leaves that are hand-shaped. Each pearl is of the larger variety, weighing on average 3.5 to 4 grams. Once steeped, the cup reveals classic white peony notes of melon and cucumber, a little mineral flintiness and just a hint of honey. Perfect for ...

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