-4/9/17 I have had plenty of Silver Needle teas before from this place and others, but I do not ever remember one with as bold and robust leaves that are indeed very reminiscent of pine needles. Moreover, the dry leaf has a pliant, supple quality unlike I have experienced before. I have been enjoying several sittings with this tea using a glass gaiwan and a generous quantity of tea. I definitely start lower in temp than the 195 deg. they recommend, and shorter than the two minutes they recommend. The resulting liquor fulfills my expectations of what a silver needle should taste like, and last more steepings than I expected. Sweet with a lingering sweet aftertaste. Very pleasant. Silver needle is by its nature much more delicate than the teas I normally drink, but out of the six teas I recently bought (all different types) this is the one with which I am most pleased.

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Library director living in Spencer, Iowa. Trying to spread the good news about tea. Focused on camelia sinensis, only marginally interested in tisanes.

My favorites (so far) are congou and pu-erh (both types). I like some greens, lots of oolongs, and whites and yellows, but I enjoy drinking black tea day in and out.

Besides, oolongs are best enjoyed prepared in a manner that demands a little more time and care. So, I like to save those times for when I can fully enjoy the experience.


Spencer, Iowa



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