Review: Canton Tea Co. Silver Needle White Tea

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Thumbs up!"This tea is creamy and velvety, as though the leaves not only changes the taste of the water but the consistency. It seems to coat your mouth with honeydew."
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cantonsilverneedleCanton’s Silver Needle White Tea is a velvety tea from Fuding, Fukjian Province. These leaves are picked while they are immature. I read on Canton’s website that these tea leaves are hand-picked and scattered in the sun to dry. I smelled the leaves and the first thing that came to mind was dried melon and grass. The leaves are so beautiful. They are long, silvery green leaves covered with white fuzz. I found it funny that these leaves are the exact color of the light green sweater I’m currently wearing.
I steeped 1 1/2 teaspoons of tea in a cup of water for 5 minutes. The water didn’t really change color and the smell was very faint so I ended up adding another 1/2 teaspoon. The water smelled like a melon broth. It also had a nutty and grassy aroma. The taste of this tea is very delicate, like the pretty leaves. Despite barely changing the water’s color, this tea is still packed with flavor. It tastes like it smells, but more sweet like honey. The aftertaste is sweet as well. This tea is creamy and velvety, as though the leaves not only changes the taste of the water but the consistency. It seems to coat your mouth with honeydew.
I read that this is an award-winning tea and I see why. It is such a pure tea. In my opinion, you know you’re drinking a good tea when you don’t need to add sugar, honey, cream, or milk. The tea itself transforms the water into everything it needs to be. This tea needs no additives. It’s creamy without the cream and sweet without the sugar. It can hold it’s own, making it a high quality tea in my book.
This tea is high in antioxidants. Silver Needle teas can also help speed up metabolism and help with the digestive system. Since it is a white tea, it is low in caffeine making it perfect to drink in the evening. I find this tea to be very relaxing. I also found this tea delicious to drink while eating chocolate. These two flavors seem to compliment each other very nicely.

— To purchase Canton Tea Co. Silver Needle White 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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