Review: Tea Zone Silver Needle Tea

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Thumbs up!"A nice full-bodied flavor and softness. There is almost a sweetness to it which I found refreshing."
DL’s Teaview: 8.5/10
Other Teaviews: Clay gave it 8/10, Jeff gave it 5.5/10, Shane gave it 5/10, David_A gave it 9/10
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teazone-silver-needle.jpgNo doubt, this is a great tea.

What I like about it most is its roundness and rhythm, but we'll get to that later.

What's most apparent at first is its immediate warmth. This may sound like I'm stating the obvious, given that most tea is supposed to be warm. Yet, what's unusual about this particular blend is at the beginning of each sip, you cannot taste any flavor. I liked this part.

I know you might think I'm crazy, but this is not a bad thing. It only lasts a fraction of a second. I like to think of it as a nice way to prepare the palate for rushing rhythm and flavor that will soon follow it.

Here's what happens next:
Roundness (a full-bodied feel) develops, picks up speed quickly and "rolls" into well harmonized undulating under and overtones. This lasts for a majority of the time between each "sip and swallow."
At the end, if you let some of the tea sit on your tongue, you will notice that it gradually dries out. I found that the waves on a beach work as a convenient metaphor. It moves quickly, then stops, then flattens, then dries.

Apart from the pleasing rhythm, it had a nice full-bodied flavor and softness. There is almost a sweetness to it which I found refreshing. As you probably know, this balance is hard to come by, nowadays.

The only thing I noticed was that it didn't have much of an aroma. This isn't a bad thing, and one might argue that it allows for truer drinking. However, I like a bit of jazz (tea scent, nothing illegal!) up my nose.

— 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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