JASMINE SILVER NEEDLE WHITE TEA - ORGANIC

Tea type
White Tea
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Flavors
Fruity, Honey, Jasmine, Sweet, warm grass
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190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 g 5 oz / 140 ml

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  • “I just LOVE the weather right now in Canada. I’ve been spending my free time this Autumn foraging for edible fungi and crunching colourful fallen leaves (paired with some tea, obviously). Yesterday...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Hi Steepster folks, I’ve been a bit absent recently with reviewing teas. Also I haven’t been buying that much new stuff, trying to drink more of what I have. The tea pile still seems...” Read full tasting note
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From Tao Tea Leaf

Our jasmine silver needle is a delicate white tea scented with the wonderful aroma from jasmine flowers. The best quality flowers are picked around mid July. They are then mixed with the silver needle, heated and separated several times over to infuse the silver needle buds with the scent of Jasmine. The tea produces a very pale yellow liquor, smelling of sweet and robust jasmine petals. The taste is sweet, leaving you with a full-bodied after taste of Jasmine. The jasmine silver needle is perfect for those who may find the regular silver needle too grassy.

Region:Fuzhou, Fujian Province, China

Steeping Guide:

Teaware: Glass or ceramic Gaiwan

Amount: 3g /1½ teaspoons

Temperature: 80°c (176°F)

Steeping Time: 1 to 2 minutes for the first two steeps and 3 to 5 minutes for the third and fourth.

*These steeping directions are for a traditional Gong Fu style tea, if you are brewing this tea in a regular cup we recommend steeping for 2 – 3 minutes. This tea can also been re-steeped 4 times.

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I just LOVE the weather right now in Canada. I’ve been spending my free time this Autumn foraging for edible fungi and crunching colourful fallen leaves (paired with some tea, obviously). Yesterday I brought my travel gongfu set and a thermos of water with me to enjoy this refreshing silver needle outside, the perfect liquid companion!

It’s been a while since I’ve sipped a good jasmine tea, and despite my love of these delicate flowers, a jasmine-white blend has somehow eluded my cupboards. Although I often prefer an oolong base, I must admit that the silver needle’s profile blends harmoniously with the hazy, heady perfume of jasmine flowers. Right from the first infusion I felt immediately more relaxed and lulled into what I can only describe as a waking-dream state. A masterful scenting process is apparent and truly pales in comparison to essential oil additives. The liquor has a delicate colour, but thick and lubricating with a rich and complex aftertaste of mixed fruits and jasmine petals. Lush lush lush.

Flavors: Fruity, Honey, Jasmine, Sweet, warm grass

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 8 g 5 OZ / 140 ML

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Hi Steepster folks,
I’ve been a bit absent recently with reviewing teas. Also I haven’t been buying that much new stuff, trying to drink more of what I have. The tea pile still seems neverending!

This was a sample I got with my last Tao Tea Leaf order. I’m no a big fan of jasmine teas but if I’m in the right mood, they can be quite nice. I decided to steep this one Western style for 2 minutes and it became more full-bodied than I thought it would. The silver needle has a nice sweetness to it, also I am getting almond-y and hay type notes. The jasmine is clearly present but it isn’t overwhelmingly strong.

I feel this may have been better prepared in the gong fu style. I steeped mine Western style for 2 minutes and felt like some of the delicate white tea flavor got really lost. This is a pretty nice afternoon tea for me today but probably not something I will need to repurchase. I have one jasmine pearl tea in my cupboard and don’t think I need any more jasmines.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Nice to see you around!

TeaBrat

thanks :))

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