Updated: May. 1, 2014
About Snow Buds
According to Rishi Tea, this variety was developed in the 1980’s by blending some techniques from green tea and white tea production. It is usually described as having a delicate aroma; the flavor shares attributes in common with Chinese green teas, and lighter white teas.
Like silver needle, snow buds consists mostly of buds, which have a downy appearance. The tea does contain some larger leaf though, which has a bolder green color. Compared to silver needle, the leaf tends to be more curled and wiry.
Other teas named xue ya or snow budsBoth the names "xue ya" and "snow buds" can also refer to a type of yellow tea. They can also refer to several types of green teas, including ones from Sichuan, Zhejiang, and Guizhou provinces.
1. Snow Buds (Xue Ya), Organic White Tea, Rishi Tea Store, Retrieved Nov. 3, 2009.
Best Snow Buds
The notion of the "best" Snow Buds is subjective, because different people have different tastes. We present the most often-rated and highest-rated teas in this category, and allow you to draw your own conclusions.
Most Often-Rated Teas
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Examples of Snow Buds
The following are examples of the 10 selections of Snow Buds in our database.