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Silver Needle

Caffeine Level: Least

White tea from China's southern Fujian province, Silver Needle white tea is a highly sought after white tea only harvested for a couple of days each Spring boasting young tender buds freshly plucked right before opening. Also known as Bai Hao Yin Zhen, our Silver Needle white tea has exquisitely shaped buds enveloped in white down. This white tea dazzles with its savory aroma, rich body and smooth delicate cup.

Loose tea in 3 oz. bag

Ingredients
White tea

Character

Leaves
Top tea buds with silver-white hairs

Aroma
Fresh and savory

Color
Clear, straw colored liquor

Taste
Rich body with a sweet flavor and rounded finish

Brew
Preparing the perfect cup of tea is a process to be savored. Watch how the traditional elements harmoniously come together to make the perfect cup and enjoy the liberation of pure tea goodness.

This is what we call the Mighty Leaf signature multi-sensory ("sensory melange") tea experience. Come share with us and learn how to get infused.

Water
The quality of tea is affected by the quality of water used to prepare it. Using filtered or bottled water is best. If possible, avoid brewing tea with tap, distilled or mineral water. Never over-boil water, as it results in flat-tasting tea.

Fire
1) Heat filtered or bottled water to 180F or in the alternative heat to a boil and let sit for 1 minute. 2) While the water is heating pour hot water into your teapot and cups, let sit and then drain completely. A warm teapot will maintain the requisite temperature for superior tasting tea.

Whole Leaf Tea
Prepare Mighty Leaf teas using a teapot, paper tea sachet, infuser or traditional brewing methods. Use one rounded tablespoon of loose white tea per 12 ounces or cup of water.

Infusion Time
Pour boiling water over tea leaves. Keep teapot covered to retain heat. Time steeping carefully and infuse for 3 - 5 minutes.

Savor the Leaf
Sip your cup and rediscover the pleasure of the way tea was naturally meant to be. This is the magic of Mighty Leaf.

Origin
China

Health Benefits
Both black, green tea and white teas originate from the same plant, the Camellia sinensis. However, the final product differs in style, taste and caffeine content due to differences in processing. Green teas are not fermented or fully oxidized like black teas, but instead steamed or pan fired.

White teas consisting only of young buds, are withered and immediately dried in the sun or by steam. Like black and green teas, white tea contains an abundant source of natural plant-derived antioxidant compounds called polyphenols. Included within the broad antioxidant polyphenol class are flavonoids and catechins. A kind of flavonoid, catechins are found in tea leaves and may provide protective antioxidant action against harmful free radicals.

Research shows that these free radicals cause heart disease, some kinds of cancer and increase the risk of strokes. Drinking white tea with its high antioxidant levels help protect the body by combating dangerous free radical activity. Further health benefits of white tea may include lowering cholesterol, strengthening the immune system, promoting healthy blood vessel functionality and even protecting teeth and bones.

In addition, white tea provides a source of nutrients including magnesium, Manganese, potassium, calcium, and the vitamins C and K all in trace amounts. White teas contain the least amount of caffeine of all teas, generally ranging in the cup from 5-15 milligrams.

In the evening, sip white teas before or after a light meal. To truly appreciate their delicate flavor avoid pairing with spicy food. Self-drinking, white teas impart the fresh and pure essence of young tea plant. Makes an excellent drink for those seeking the health benefits of Green Tea, but who are adverse to its flavor profile.

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