White Hair Silver Needle
bái háo yín zhēn
Harvesting season
March, April
Main region
In the Fujian Province people say that in ancient times this tea was sent from heaven as a gift to the common people. These amazing tea bushes were for a long time under the protection of an evil black dragon, who did not allow anyone to approach them. But one day a brave young girl was able to outsmart him and take possession of the magical plant that was able to cure various diseases and at the same time had an amazing taste.
This tea consists only of tea buds. The best period for picking this tea is spring, the first harvest is especially valuable – because the delicate buds contain amazing strength. At this time, tea is not yet processed by any means and its purity is its main virtue. It is very difficult to catch the moment when the silver down completely covers the buds, but has not yet come under the influence of the environment. After a painstaking picking, the tea buds undergo a complex and long withering process. This is the main difference between this tea from other tea types – it does not undergo heat treatment, thereby preserving its original taste and aroma.
Main region of planting
– Fujian
Advices for the best brewing
Time 180"
Amount 2g
Water 500 ml
Temperature 70 ̊
Steeps 1
International brewing method
Time 30"60"120"180"
Amount 4-8g
Water 150-300 ml
Temperature 90 ̊
Steeps 5
Chinese brewing method
This tea is best brewed in a glass or porcelain bowl, which should be heated beforehand with hot water. Gradually increase both the time of each subsequent brewing and the temperature of the water.
Strengthens the immune system;
Used to prevent cardiovascular diseases
Health benefits
Refreshing with a delicate sweet aftertaste
The best time to drink