The most prized of all white teas, it is crafted entirely from tender spring buds, high in the remote mountains of Fujian. Picked for only five days of the year, just before the buds unfurl to the first new leaves.
The finest silver tips can only be plucked for a few weeks in late March/early April and only on days when there is no rain or cloud so that they can be carefully dried in the high mountain sunshine. Hand processing allows the tips to retain their exquisitely delicate flavour.
When infused white silver tip tea brews to a pale golden cup.
Also known as Silver Needle and Baihao Yinzhen.
Remarkably delicate, with the sweetness of spring long stored over winter.