Review: Tea Zone Silver Needle Tea

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Thumbs up!"A high quality white tea with a light, pleasing taste. "
Clay’s Teaview: 8/10
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teazone-silver-needle.jpgI am impressed by Tea Zone's website. There is tons of information at your disposal about each of their teas. Here is some of the information, word for word about Silver Needle White Tea from their website:

Information: Silver Needle White Tea is the top grade available and very rare - hence it's high cost. You will see two intact grayish white leaves that surround a silver bud. The two leaves and a bud that adhere to the stem in a uniform manner are covered with a silvery white down. These are the rules for picking Peony White Tea:

- Only picked between March 15 and April 10.
- Not picked on days that may be raining
- Not picked if the dew has not dried or if there is frost on the ground
- No purple buds allowed and the stems must not be too long or too short.
- Leaves damaged by wind, handling, insects or partially open are rejected and put into a lower grade.

Well, let me get to my review. This tea is quite good! It is almost colorless, with a little tint of green. The smell is quite nice! It has a light flowery smell that lingers in your nostrils after you smell it. The leaves are pleasant to look at as well. Well, they are not really leaves but tips. Anyways, they look very nice. The smell of the tips before brewing was somewhat odd, but odd in an interesting, good way.

The taste is very gentle. It has such a light taste that I don't think black tea lovers (or people who like their tea very strong) would enjoy. But I find it quite nice. It is a nice stress relieving tea. I sipped it and felt like I could be a King in ancient China drinking my tea in the castle. It has a sort of ‘traditional' taste. On top of the delightful taste, you don't have to use much of it to brew, only about 15 silver tips to one cup of water. Although the manufacturer claims you can brew the same tips up to three times, upon brewing mine the second time the flavor was only about half as strong.

I would recommend this to any Bai Mu Dan (white peony) tea lover, or anyone who is a fan of light herbal teas.

— To purchase Tea Zone Silver Needle Tea, 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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