These Silver Needles are produced in Guangxi province, on Wangzi Mountain, at over 800 metres above sea level. It is produced entirely from large, silky buds, which are carefully withered before being slowly dried. A rare tea indeed!
Silver Needles with vanilla, floral and fruity notes. Its texture is smooth, with a delicious, sweet flavour. A unconventional Chinese white tea.
- Guangxi, China
- Tea coulour:
- White tea
Appearance: spectacular downy buds/p>
Colours: silver buds with subtle golden reflections/p>
Scents: fresh fruits, floral, vanilla
Scents: floral, vanilla, button mushroom
Colours: pale gold
Aromas: vanilla initial note (vanilla sugar), floral (white flower, rose), almond milk, fruity, dry vegetal (osier), button mushroom, powdered notes, musky hints
Aromatic profile and length in the mouth: a splendid, one-of-a-kind white tea. Round and thick to taste, this tea reveals a sweet, highly-gourmet flavour. Its initial vanilla fragrance leads to floral notes, and its sweet flavour has a long finish. A rare tea indeed!
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 10' minutes in water heated to 70°C.
With the Gaiwan: infusions during 20-30 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.