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Jasmine Silver Needles is a kind of jasmine- flavored white tea. Produced in Panxi, Fuding, Fujian, it is picked from pekoe (Da Bai Hao) tea tree. It is made through silver needle pekoe scented with jasmine. All the tea leaves should be picked before Pure Brightness and plucking time only lasts ten days. It is the superior grade of spring tea.
Like Silver Needle, it is renowned for its health benefits, helping reduce the risk of heart attacks, some cancers and reducing the affects of aging.
In addition, the jasmine scented with silver needle pekoe is produced in Hengxian, Guangxi, China, which is the most famous jasmine-producing area.
Mixing the freshness and fragrance of jasmine, this Jasmine Silver Needles can clear and beat the heat, which is suitable for the one whom likes jasmine fragrance and be focus on health.
Our Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea (Mo Li Yin Zhen) meets the most strictly European low pesticide residues standard for agricultural products. View Quality Safety Analyzing Report
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Jasmine Silver Needles can help us keep up spirits, clear and relieve the heat, protect teeth and heart. The Mild tea has little stimulation on the stomach and can take precautions against influenza.
Produced in Panxi, Fuding, Fujian, it uses the silver needle pekoe from pekoe tea trees as material and scents with jasmine. It not only has the sweetness and smoothness of silver needle pekoe, but also possesses the bright color and fragrance of jasmine. We recommend it to everyone who likes jasmine aroma.
(The actual situation of picking tea leaves in tea garden.)
Silver Needle White Tea gives you the greatest health benefits of all White Tea's. Composed of only unopened, fresh leaf buds, none of the beneficial antioxidants and minerals in this tea have yet had a chance to used by the plant to convert to chlorophyll or other parts of an opened leaf's structure. As a result TeaVivre's Silver Needle tea has the highest quantity of beneficial ingredients.
Jasmine can harmonize the stomach, regulate the flow of vital energy, nourish the liver, improve visual acuity, help produce saliva and slake thirst. Jasmine flower has the benefits for refreshing mind, aiding weight loss, clearing the throat, and eliminating freckles and wrinkles.
This kind of Silver Needles is produced in Panxi, Fuding, Fujian, which is located in the northeast of Fujian and is one of the famous tea-producing areas.
Produced in Guangxi, China, the jasmine scented with silver needle pekoe has won the primacy in the nationwide. The most outstanding producing-area is Hengxian, Guangxi, which is well known as “the city of Chinese jasmine”, since it has large planting area, and can produce high-yield and high-quality jasmine. Located in the southeast of Guangxi, Hengxian is between 108°48’ and 109°37’east longitude; between 22°08’and 23°30’north latitude, with a total area of 3464 square kilometers.
What is the scenting?Scenting makes use of the good adsorption properties and aroma –release ability of tea leaves and prompts tea leaves to absorb the fragrant smell of jasmine and layer the taste. In this way, the beverage not only has jasmine flavor but also has white tea flavor and the taste has been prompted.
Introduction to the process of scenting
Piecing tea flowers together- piling - -baking- cooling - - binning
Piling is the most important step in scenting. The control of temperature is very significant. If it is too cold, the tea leaves cannot completely absorb the fragrant smell of jasmine; if it is too hot, the tea leaves will be burned.
1 kg Jasmine needs 3.5 kgs Silver Needle fresh material (equal 1 kg dry leaves) and total fresh Jasmine flowers 6kg.This scenting process is repeated with fresh Jasmine flowers a total of 5-6 times, each time need 1kg fresh flower. It takes 6 to 7 hours in each scenting process.
The species in Fuding is Fu Ding Da Hao, “Da hao” for short. It is asexual propagation, belonging to semi-tree form. In 1985 it was certificated as national variety in the number GS13002-1985. Its plant could reach up to 2.8 meters high, and has obvious trunk.
Spring tea, which contains 1.8% of amino acid and 28.2% of tea polyphonels, is the material of high quality for making Silver Needle White Tea and White Peony Tea.
Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for thirty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory in 1966. With the gradual growth of his factory, he is trying to seek the common development between enterprise and tea farmers.He thinks that the most challengeable factor is the weather. If tea leaves suffered from bad weather, the yield would be reduced and the quality would not reach the standard.If tea leaves suffered from cold weather, straws would be used to cover them and protect them from being frosted. This is what Mr. Lin gets from his experience over the years.
Scenery for origin product place
Jasmine favors the warm and wet environment. It will grow best in the semi- shade room with good ventilation. Hengxian belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate, which is characterized by full sunshine, warm climate, abundant rainfall and long frost-free period. The summer lasts a long period while the summer is short. This climatic environment is good for the growth of jasmine.
The original material in the Jasmin Garden
White Tea is the earliest form of Chinese tea. When the Chinese first discovered tea, they soon found out that sun-drying or baking the leaves ensured that the tea could be easily stored and used at a later time. These steps, of course, formed the basis of the withering and drying processes that are still used to this date.
White Tea originally was grown in the area around the city of Fuding, in Fujian province. It later spread to the areas around the cities of Shuiji, then Zhenghe. The first type of White Tea produced was Silver Needle , in the area around Taimu Mountain near Fuding.
Originally Silver Needle was made from the buds of the Xiao Bai form of the tea bush. This form of the tea bush is smaller and slower growing, and so Silver Needle was expensive and rare. However around 1857 farmers around the town of Shuiji began using the DaBai form of the tea bush. This has larger buds, and – more importantly – produces better quality tea, with more white hairs on the buds, more fragrance and a stronger taste. From that time on, White Tea has been made using the DaBai tea bush.
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What can I say..wow! This was amazing. Really strong smell, just the way I like it. Very sweet, but with a ton of jasmine in it! The taste is very gentle and smooth, and of course, full of jasmine! It leaves a very sweet aftertaste, and the base tastes great, very solid, but not overshadowing the jasmine itself. Amazing tea, I will try to make sure this one is in my cupboard like..forever? This review was originally published on Steepster by Vortegne in December, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Vortegne.
This white tea is the finest white tea that I have ever sipped. I love the flavor of jasmine and combined with the fresh, mellow white tea this sample was a most pleasant surprise. The Teavivre description is very accurate. Will have to buy this lovely tea
Glorious Jasmine Silver Needle White Tea. There is nothing else like it! I have been waiting for this sample…anxious to taste what I was imagining would be fine, high quality flavor as all my Teavivre samples have been. I set aside a time before dinner to enjoy my tasting. Chose Alex Bugnon and Peter White for some Smooth Jazz, and was ready to go. The fragrance drew me hard into the cup. How could I have resisted. I was stepping into a Harem, a forbidden place…all incense and silk scarves. A gentle spray of Jasmine flowers was flowing from a crystal pitcher. The taste was heady and luminous. Rivers of flavor so wet with juiciness rolling on and on. There was something of the forest at the end of that initial taste. It reminded me of pine needles that are blue-green and icy. My cup was never bitter but I felt as though I had gone down deep into a dark blue pool of glacial water. It was the juice that took me to that new place and the flavor I found was in the tea trees. Dark green pine needles, tea needles somewhere high in the clefted hills. Some tea’s are different by nature. The dance of preparation for this type of tea…spreading of flowers on the tea leaves…taking the flowers off…laying on fresh flowers. It has to be done just right. Everything must be perfect to become this cup. My cup was just so. Just the way I want it to be. This is the way I love my Silver Needle. The Jasmine so light and fragrant…and the Forest..the tea needles…wild and dark, clothed in mystery. I drank this straight. Later I tried it sweet and it is delightful for those who like sweet tea. This review was originally published on Steepster by Bonnie in August, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from Bonnie.
For the price, this is great value for silver needle tea. I love all jasmine teas and appreciate the extra antioxidants with choosing a white tea. This tea is very forgiving with water temperature. Personally, when I use hotter water I will reduce steep time (as short as 30 seconds) and balance with more leaf. I recommend buying this unreservedly in large quantities if you like cold tea because white tea has a longer shelf life than green tea. This also steeps many times without too much loss in flavour. The tea can be tasted through the jasmine when many other jasmine blends overpower the base tea. If you enjoy this brewed hot, try reusing the leaves one more time with cold water and after at least a few hours in the refrigerator.
<< Attention Teavivre: Please remove the previously submitted shorter version: I just found this more detailed review. Sorry! >> The leaf is stated as being harvested on March 25, 2012. I received 15 grams of this tea as one of many tea samples provided by Teavivre during the summer (thank you *Angel* and Teavivre!) and as the wife is out for the evening, I decided to brewed it up for the first time (she likes jasmine even _less_ than I do, and she's very particular about not wanting to drink a 'type' or 'flavor' of tea she previously disliked). This tea looks like any standard silver needle tea I have seen (having had a few), and on the first inhale it smells strongly of jasmine, but not in a overpowering way. After taking a little more time to really take in all that the dry leaf aroma has to offer I could smell what I believe was the fresh white tea underneath the Jasmine scent. I brewed about 2 full teaspoons of this tea using my standard parameters for my white teas by starting at 170F (I was actually shooting for ~165F) for 2 minutes in my new 14 OZ Glass Victorian Trading Company teapot (I absolutely love this little teapot), adding a bit of Stevia. I did three steeping sessions. The tea liquor was a light straw color--possibly a little more yellow than what I am used to seeing in the liquor of a silver needle style white tea, with a mild jasmine scent. It tasted light and refreshing, as any quality, fresh white tea seems to me to taste, such that the jasmine was not overpowering (as it seems to be in just about any other jasmine scented tea I have had). The tea buds stood straight up and down--as silver needles are suppose to--while brewing; the buds smell about the same wet as dry, with a jasmine scent; interestingly enough, the buds are greener-looking than any other white tea I have seen. There are a few brownish looking buds and bud-ends, and a few stems, but otherwise the wet tea was comprised of nice-looking greenish-colored buds. For the record, I want to emphasize that I am not a fan of jasmine flavored teas. I've only had a few (one or two green and one black) and I didn't even remotely like them. So, I was leery about even agreeing to try this one (it is my first jasmine silver needle white tea). Still, after doing three steepings with it, although it's not a tea I would choose to buy and drink, I will admit it has its appeal: it's light and fresh, reminding me of the simple pleasure of spending a quiet sunny Sunday afternoon in a spacious garden or some high-ceiling-ed glass-walled atrium where floral scents abound. It held up well through three steepings (when I brew up the remainder of the sample at a later date I hope to push for 4, possibly 5). I am starting to think this may actually be the tea to change the way I view jasmine scented tea. Teavivre claims this tea is "the absolute highest quality scented white tea available," and having tried many teas from them to date, and from what I have experienced here, I wouldn't be surprised if this is indeed true.
Received in 2012 as a free sample; steeped up sometime in late 2012. I brewed this up twice, and my wife and I were both impressed with it. We don't care for jasmine flavored tea, but we both liked the flavor and aroma of this one: the jasmine flavor/aroma was not overpowering. And the base white tea was clearly quality.
This may be one of the best teas on the planet. The jasmine is lighter than in other Teavivre jasmine teas. The white base is so creamy and has such amazing body. Yes, it is delicate, but do not mistake that for flavorless. It is like sunshine on sweet hay, a hint of oats, and light jasmine sweetening it and leaving behind a ghost of aftertaste. There is nothing perfume-y about this. I think this has become a "must have on hand always" tea.
Having tried a variety of different jasmine teas, I've tried some that have a gentle, refreshing jasmine note, and then I've tried some that have an overpowering - almost synthetic, jasmine aroma. This tea is incredibly subtle. Perhaps due to the fact that it's paired with a delicate white tea, there are no overpowering aromas or tastes going on here. Upon opening the packet I got floral, sweet, heady notes from this tea. The first brewing yielded a pale liquor, and rather surprisingly I could barely taste the jasmine at first. It's incredibly subtle, and complex, as the jasmine is largely a background note offering a sweet aftertaste, which is perfect such a delicate tea. The second brewing yielded a slightly darker liquor, with a more noticeable jasmine flavour. However, it was still incredibly subtle. I managed to get 4 steeps out of this tea before a noticeable degradation in taste. This is a tea with an incredibly long life. This is most definitely a tea for the more delicate, refined palette, as the complexities of this tea are not instantly obvious. But give it a chance, and you'll be absolutely delighted with it.
I know nothing about the jasmine flower. It sure seems like there must be two distinct types used in tea, or two different application methods. All I know is all tea bag versions, and most loose versions, I’ve tried have the same icky smell and flavor about them. For years people told me how good jasmine tea tasted. I was convinced they had no taste buds. Then came TeaVivre changing my mind. All the TeaVivre (and honorable mention to Utopia) jasmines have such a wonderful scent. The flavor always makes me think grapes. They are light and sweet. I am totally amazed how much I like them. I have to admit, at first, this one made me uncomfortable. White tea, especially silver needle, is so delicately flavored on its own that it seemed wrong to cover it up. Tasting it caused me to forget my concern. The lightness is maintained. It crosses the lips as gentle grapes surrounded by flowers, then caresses the throat with creamy delight. The aftertaste lingers with sweet nectar that slowly fades revealing the silver needle base. Yep, this is good stuff. This review was originally published on Steepster by K S on September, 2012. TeaVivre add this whole review here by getting permission from K S.
I love this tea! This is the best jasmine tea I’ve tried to date. First the smell soothes you, especially if you’ve had a stressful work day. I’ve been reading about the benefits of tea and wanted to try a white tea. My best friend suggested I try this tea and I’m in love. The jasmine is distinct but not overpowering and the white tea is a good choice when I want something light. It has a sweet flavor and I have no need to sweeten the tea. It’s very satisfying after a meal when I’m craving something sweet. It’s not going to replace my sweet tooth for chocolate or cheesecake but when I’m determined to skip my sweets this is a wonderful indulgence. Definitely worth buying and keeping on the favorites shelf :)
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