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Fujian Silver Needle White Tea

Fujian Silver Needle White Tea

Product code: 205

Quick Overview:

For many centuries enjoyed by imperial families in China. Fuding's Silver Needle is a pinnacle-grade white tea with a soft, smooth, and silky-sweet taste.

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Silver Needle is the most famous white tea from China and also known as 'Bai Hao Yin Zhen'. See the highlights below:

  • Try an authentic Silver Needle white tea direct from its birthplace: Fuding.
  • Possessing an unique, pinnacle grade taste profile.
  • Carefully handpicked and manually processed.
  • Enjoy many health benefits due to high anti-oxidant contents of white tea buds.

Silver Needle white tea processing

The tea leaves for making Silver Needle white tea are harvested only during a few days each year in early spring. Farmer Li about his tea: "We are very exact about when to pick the leaves for making our silver needle tea. It shouldn't happen on rainy days or in early morning when there is still dew on the leaves." Our tea grower Li only picks the finest and healthiest buds creating the best Silver Needle available in China.

Diffferent from green teas, white arent' steamed or pan-fired. The teas are simply allowed to naturally wither and dry, preserving the leaves in their most natural state.

How to steep Silver Needle white tea?

To fully appreciate the exquisite shape of this tea, using a clear glass is highly suggested. Warm the glass first with boiling water and then pour 200 ml of water (80 degree) over around 3 grams of tea. The tea leaves will start to float on top of the glass. After 4-5 minutes, some leaves will sink down to the bottom of the glass while others remain at the top. All tea leaves will then stand up vertically performing a magical dance - An enchanting sight to enjoy before drinking the tea.

Enjoy the video below and learn how to easily steep this white tea in a transparent glass:


Our Silver Needle is from Fuding. Different from the Zhenghe Silver Needle, the Fuding Silver Needle is famous for the tea’s thick layer of white coat, resulting in a clean, fragrant, and refreshing taste experience.

Health benefits

Silver needle teas are famous for many health benefits.

  1. Anti-inflamation: white tea cures heat in the body that cases for example swelling and acne. Recent research also suggests that white tea also prevents bacterial infections and growth.
  2. A women's favorite: the Silver Needle is also famous for it's many beauty benefits, including anti aging and a smooth skin.
  3. Eliminate fatique: caffeine in white tea can counter fatique. Different from coffee, the caffeine is slowly absorbed over a longer period of time. Thus, very popular among career tigers seeking a productive day in office.

Additional Information

Steeping time 4-5 min
Steeping temperature 80 °C - 175 °F
Leaves per 500ml / 17oz teapot 2-5 gram
Tablespoons / 500ml (17 oz) 2 tbsp
Tea Year 2017
Tea Season Spring
Tea Caffeine Content low
Tea Region Fuding
Tea Province Fujian
Gluten-free yes
Tea in Chinese 白毫银针

Customer Reviews

Review by Tea Traveller
I bought both the normal silver needle as well as the scented one with jasmine. I was surprised to see how fresh the leaves are even though we're far away from Spring now. Good job on preserving the freshness! Looking at the leaves, the Jasmine version seems to be made from the same harvest, as the leaves have the same appearance. I personally like the Jasmine version more, but my husband prefers the non-scented one. For a jasmine tea lover, it's definitely worth to try Jasmine silver needle! But if you're more a pure white tea drinker, then go for this one. (Posted on 10/30/2015)
Review by Nicolette
Very good tea with a well-balanced taste. I had some at night and felt very relaxed. (Posted on 5/20/2014)
Review by Connoisseur
This is an absolutely wonderful Chinese tea. It has a subtle floral aroma and flavor which lasts for multiple 1 minute steeps. There is absolutely no grassy or bitter taste at all and the absence of caffeine makes it a perfect evening tea, which will not disturb your sleep. A high grade drink at a good price. (Posted on 9/30/2013)
Review by Marita
I love the freshness and smoothness of this silver needle. It's the best I've had so far, will be back soon to stock up! (Posted on 9/10/2013)
Review by Maria Swans
Really wonderful, this tea has a light taste that is close to green tea, exactly what I was looking for. Thanks Teasenz! (Posted on 4/29/2013)

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