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Brytta Sóþword

(289 reviews)
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Silver Rain White Tea Full Leaf from Republic of Tea

Style: Silver Needle – Region: China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 29th, 2017

I think I let this steep a little too long, or perhaps the barista used too hot of water, because there was a light almost-bitterness to this tea for me. It's not bad, but I have a hard time finding white teas that I really like. Also, I think I felt a slight tickle or ache at the back of my throat in response to this ...

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spaflam

(166 reviews)
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Silver Needle from ITO EN

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 12th, 2016

If you like white teas (so pale - must steep longer.) this is a safe choice and has not only a light grassy note but I got "flowers" - or maybe even honey if that's not reaching too far.

I let it steep forever - over 5 minutes and it was still so pale, but it is, after all, a white tea.

Rich in antioxidants. Lik...

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b22johansen

(44 reviews)
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ZW90: Organic White Silver Needle from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Silver Needle – Region: China

67 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 29th, 2016

I am a huge fan of silver needle tea, but this one was sadly disappointing. The aroma of the dry leaves is wonderfully sweet and floral. The aroma of the steeped tea, however, is almost nonexistent. The taste of the tea is as expected for a silver needle. There are notes of flowers, sweet grass, and honey. However, I f...

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Alex Zorach

(1311 reviews)
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Okayti Silver Needle Darjeeling White Tea Second Flush from Golden Tips

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Darjeeling, India

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 16th, 2015

I thought this an exceptional tea, probably the best white tea I've ever sampled.

Another lost review that I somehow missed posting.

The leaf of this tea is wonderfully fragrant, with an aroma completely distinct from both Chinese silver needle teas, and the very different variants of them I've tried from Africa ...

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levers

(13 reviews)
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Silver Needle from Adagio Teas

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
May. 4th, 2015

For some this tea is probably perfect. They can likely enjoy the muted spectrum of flavor and scent that is mostly lost on me. As much as I’d like to be in their camp, I need the volume on my white tea to by dialed just a bit higher. That said, what I do taste and smell is not bad. This is an enjoyable, if muted, tea...

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Alex Zorach

(1311 reviews)
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Silver Needle White Tea from Simply Good Tea

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Feb. 17th, 2015

I tend not to like Silver Needle teas, but I found this one more interesting than most. It was my favorite silver needle yet from China (I strongly prefer the African-grown versions).

Dry leaf is mildly aromatic, and upon brewing, the cup initially smells like a typical silver needle of good quality, with the typic...

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Silver Needle White Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Feb. 17th, 2015

A very typical silver needle, enjoyable, good quality, and true to the style, but this is a style of tea I'm not a huge fan of, especially given its high price.

Brewed 3 minutes as recommended, this was too weak for me. I preferred a single, long infusion of about 12-15 minutes.

Very low in astringency, leading ...

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Lindsay

(20 reviews)
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Nepal 2nd Flush 2014 Silver Needle White Tea from What-Cha

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Nepal

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 20th, 2014

Dried tea consists of lovely, fuzzy silver buds, with a faintly floral/earthy scent. Brewed, the leaves smell much more vegetal, and I think there’s a specific vegetable there that I just can’t identify. It brews up pale yellow, and smells like fresh hay. Taste is a bit sweet, a bit mineral, with more hay and veget...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Kenyan Silver Needle from What-Cha

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Kenya

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 4th, 2014

he aroma of this particular silver needle is nothing short of mouthwatering, which is why I advise pouring the tea you wish to sniff out of the bag, don't want to ruin tea by drooling. It is incredibly sweet with notes of peaches and sweet corn, this transitions to floral notes that very much so brings to mind blooming...

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Organic Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) from TeaVivre

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 9th, 2014

The aroma of these adorable silver fuzzy leaves is like a field of wildflowers, there are notes of fresh vegetation, hay, flower nectar, and wildflowers. There are also notes of honey, sweet corn, and lettuce. Silver Needle is a complex yet delicate smelling pile of leaves, I have always enjoyed that about it.

Ther...

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SarsyPie

(119 reviews)
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Silver Yin Zhen Pearls from Teavana

Style: Silver Needle – Region: ?????

53 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
May. 3rd, 2014

I think white teas may be too subtle for me. I brewed this according to the instructions, and I tried it more than once, but I just can't get excited about it. It's not a bad tea, but it's not great.

I just don't think it's worth $23 for 2 ounces, sadly. Since 2 ounce is the minimum, that is what I paid. I'm hop...

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Alex Zorach

(1311 reviews)
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Silver Needle from Octavia Tea

Style: Silver Needle – Region: ?????

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 12th, 2014

To be fair, I'm not a huge fan of silver needle white tea, so this wasn't among my all-time favorite teas, but but I thought this was a good example of this style, and very enjoyable to drink. Served in Velvet Sky Bakery in Jenkintown--an ongoing thank-you to Velvet Sky for ordering numerous small samples to allow me ...

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E. Alex Gerster

(66 reviews)
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Organic Silver Needle White Tea from Wegmans

Style: Silver Needle – Region: China

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 12th, 2013

Silver Needle Tea can be extremely fickle to brew and very subtle in flavor and aroma. It is typically a very mild and smooth tea, and this sample of Wegman's was very much in character.

Brief steepings at about 190 degrees produced a weak aroma, and yet nice flavor of sweet grass with a touch of melon. For a first ...

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Jose Luis Denis

(116 reviews)
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Silver Yin Zhen Pearls from Teavana

Style: Silver Needle – Region: ?????

90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 27th, 2013

This tea have a floral and herbal flavor, is one of the better of mexico. I prepare other import Yin Zhen teas and its cuality is lower than Silver Yin Zhen Pearls.

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Silver Needle White Tea from Teavana

Style: Silver Needle – Region: ?????

97 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Sep. 27th, 2013

I say "8 minutes please with one extra ice) and it tastes gorgeus. One of the most better teas I proved.

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Alex Zorach

(1311 reviews)
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Organic Silver Needle White Tea from Wegmans

Style: Silver Needle – Region: China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 13th, 2013

I'm not a huge fan of silver needle; I thought this was above average for its type but I would still strongly prefer other teas, even other white teas, both because of price and characteristics of the cup.

Dry leaf, consisting exclusively of whole, intact tips, has a melony aroma with a slight hint of caramel, but i...

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Organic Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) from TeaVivre

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Mar. 5th, 2013

I found this to be a finicky tea which required care in brewing and which I was not always in the mood to enjoy. To be fair, I tend not to be a huge fan of silver needle, but even then this was not my favorite example of such a tea. Contrast this with TeaVivre's white peony, which I thought was one of the best exampl...

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Emily

(10 reviews)
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Organic Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) from TeaVivre

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 25th, 2013

This tea is mild and almost a little sweet, with some cucumber notes. Someone who is new to tea or expanding their tastes might find this tea easy to drink with no added sugar. I brewed it as directed, for about 2 minutes, and was satisfied with the results. I am not very familiar with white teas, but I enjoyed this on...

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homais

(21 reviews)
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Organic Silver Needle White Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) from TeaVivre

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 1st, 2013

This tea was wonderful as a complete, sensual experience. The leaves are light and elegantly pointed, covered in fuzzy silver-white hairs. They didn't smell like much when it was dry, straight out of the package. It was a bit nutty and a bit floral, maybe. But once I had brewed them the leaves gave off a completely une...

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Alex Zorach

(1311 reviews)
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Tanzanian Silver Needle from Teas Etc

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Tanzania

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 23rd, 2012

I was really interested to try a silver needle tea produced in Tanzania, and I am glad I tried it as it was quite interesting tasting as well.

Fairly light in color, but full-bodied flavor. I like this tea significantly more than most Chinese examples of silver needle that I've tried, which tend to be too mild for ...

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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White Whisper Tea from Royal Tea of Kenya

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Kenya

70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 29th, 2012

I wasn't sure what to expect as this was the first white tea that I've sampled, but I was definitely satisfied!

The first time that it was brewed it had a mild taste and a strong scent. After being brewed a second time, with the same leaves, the tea had a stronger taste but was less aromatic. I enjoyed this becaus...

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Jason T

(2 reviews)
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White Whisper Tea from Royal Tea of Kenya

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Kenya

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Jan. 28th, 2012

It has a subtle unique taste. Tastes a little like pulperie.

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Alex Zorach

(1311 reviews)
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Kenya Silverback White from Imperial Tea Garden

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Kenya

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 7th, 2011

Leaf looks like a silver needle white tea with leaves on the smallish side, but with a much deeper golden yellow color.

Brewed, the aroma is very unlike other silver needle teas, and much stronger. Aroma is predominately toasty, nutty and woody, strongly reminiscent of hojicha, especially roasted kukicha, with a to...

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White Whisper Tea from Royal Tea of Kenya

Style: Silver Needle – Region: Kenya

67 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Nov. 11th, 2011

This was the first white tea I have sampled not only from Kenya, but from any African country. I was eager to try it, and I was not disappointed.

The dry leaf of this tea looks a lot like silver needle white teas, consisting exclusively out of buds / tips. However, the brewed cup was darker in color, and the flavo...

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Linda Martin

(50 reviews)
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2 Doves Silver Needle from Imperial Tea Garden

Style: Silver Needle – Region: China

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 21st, 2011

This has a pleasant light flavor. I enjoyed it.

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