Tea: Silver Needle White Tea

A Silver Needle from Simply Good Tea

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

Picture of Silver Needle White Tea
Brand:Simply Good Tea
Style:Silver Needle
Region:Fujian, China
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Review of Silver Needle White Tea

7 of 103 of 55 of 577 of 100
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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 typical aroma suggesting melon and flowers.

But upon drinking, I find there are some interesting aromatic notes, including a hint of cocoa.

Flavor is subdued. There's only a faint bitterness, not much in the way of sweet, sour, or savory flavors.

I also found this tea more astringent than most silver needles, which was a plus for me, because it made it seem more full-bodied and made it more pleasant to drink.

Leaves a straw-like aftertaste.

Because of Simply Good Tea's static pricing scheme (all the teas being the same price), this tea is quite cheap, 105 grams for $15, it's hard to find silver needle tea of decent quality for anywhere near that price. But I'd prefer this tea to even much pricier examples.

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