Origin: Shimen, Hunan Province, China
Harvested: May 2011
Appearance of the leaf: Hand tied bundle of silvery down needles of white tea encasing an elegant Red Globe Amaranth flower.
Harvest: White tea is harvested in the spring time. It is withered and then dried. Flowers are usually picked around noon during the summer months. The tea is gently layered with the flowers and hand sewn to create a display.
Quality: The highest grade of this tea is more silver in colour owing to the silvery fine down that covers the new buds that are used. The scent should be subtle and the bundle should open gradually to reveal the flowers inside.
Our tea is sold by net weight, and by law, weighed using trade approved scales. Tea is packaged in resealable food safe pouches, or tins if selected as an option. Some teas may be heat sealed and/or vacuum sealed where appropriate to the individual product.
Our tea and tea ware products are shipped in packaging designed to prevent any damage during transit. All our products should reach you in perfect condition. You must notify us immediately upon receipt of goods if they appear to be damaged in any way. All orders will be dispatched within 3 business days, though we always aim to post as soon as possible. Orders placed after 2pm on a Friday, or at weekends will be posted on the next working day. All goods are dispatched by Royal Mail first class, which usually take 1-3 days from date of posting. Please allow up to 14 days for delivery. The Fine Tea Company cannot be held responsible for any loss your incur arising from any postal delay. Postage is usually calculated according to weight of the goods, plus the weight of the packaging. Postage is sometimes calculated on the overall size of the item. The latest latest postage charges can be found here.
Infuse your tea for as long as it takes for the flowers to open. For further infusions around 2 minutes should be sufficient.
This tea is best enjoyed without milk.
Click here for brewing instructions using Chinese methods and traditional tea ware.[hyperlink]Click here for brewing instructions using Chinese methods and traditional tea ware. [hyperlink]
|Although sometimes disputed, it is said that the origin of flowering tea was in the Ming Dynasty when the Chinese culture became fascinated with nature. They therefore developed artisan teas as a way of capturing the beauty of nature in their homes. Jasmine silver needle is traditionally a tea for drinking at the spring-time and is served at the World Famous Laoshe tea house in Beijing throughout the spring.|
- Magic Tea! Review by Maisie
- I have never seen this before and picked it up at Ludlow food festival. I was amazed by it! I had my friends over for tea and showed them this fabulous tea and we all shared it- it tastes as fab as it looks. They were as amazed as me and we will definitely be getting some more! It was a real talking point! :) (Posted on 18/05/2012)