Review: Nature’s Tea Leaf Silver Needle

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Thumbs up!"It's another delicious infusion with more melon, grape and apple play going on. The tea is sweet, full and smooth with a slight pert uplift at the close of the sip that hints at just a wee little bit of astringency. "
Jamie’s Teaview: 8.5/10
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naturesleafsilverneedleNature's Tea Leaf offers an Organic Silver Needle with three quarter inch leaves, nice, fat and fuzzy and beautifully silver green. The scent of the dry leaf is dry and a little like dry grass, sweet and a little sharp. Fruit nuances are evident, apples and pears come to mind. It's very fragrant.

I used one teaspoon of leaf to 8 ounces of water brought to 175 degrees and then allowed a three minute infusion.

The liquor pours out pale russet. It's surprisingly thick feeling in the mouth, I notice this right away. It's very enjoyable! There's an intense sweetness to this silver needle. It's very very smooth and the aftertastes are almost like melon or a mellow sweet specialty honey like sourwood. I like the apple nuances and honey comes across to me strongly, I think because the tea is pleasantly sweet and because it has a wonderful viscosity to it like a honey might. This is a nice tasting white tea. I'm really surprised and pleased by the luxurious body to it. I find that this white is interesting in that changing fruit tastes are suggested to me. None of the fruit tastes are perfectly clear - but there are nuances of apple, grape and melon, with a kind of melon taste being most prevalent. There's also a high pert kind of taste that I cannot name in there, adding to the interest. The tea is sweet, for certain, but not overly so, and the wonderful body of the tea plays a bass line beneath it all that makes each sip pleasurable.

I can also taste many elements of a white peony in the flavor profile, only it's far more luscious, especially in the first infusion.

The second infusion is lighter in body with a thinner but still full texture. It's another delicious infusion with more melon, grape and apple play going on. The tea is sweet, full and smooth with a slight pert uplift at the close of the sip that hints at just a wee little bit of astringency.

Pleasant!

— To purchase Nature’s Tea Leaf Silver Needle, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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