Silver Needle tea also called as Bai Hao Yinzhen is a only slightly fermented tea, taking premium top grade. Fuding and Zhenghe city in the Fujian province of China is home to this white tea.
Silver Needle is the treasure of the white tea world, and is well known as one of the highest grades of tea you can find. The appearance of the Silver Needle white tea is a beauty, with straight needle-like buds which are so white they have a silvery tone to them. The bud head is strong and fat, with white tips that are usually covered in a fine white downy hair.
White tea is classified as a lightly fermented tea, with very little or no fermentation at all, making it light, fresh and the tea which is richest in anti-oxidants.
White peony tea is a delicious type of white tea, which is a lightly fermented tea. Another name for White Peony is “Bai Mu Dan” in China, because the green leaves on the tea tree are just budding, like the leaves unfurling when they are brewed.
White tea is famous for the fine white “pekoe” hairs that cover its leaves, it's green-gray colored leaf buds and pale yellow-green colored tea with a subtle, sweet flavor. Considered the pinnacle of teas in China, it is mainly produced in the Fuding, Zhenghe, Songxi and Jianyang areas of Fujian province.