No. 86, Bai Hao Silver Needle (Bai Hao Yinzhen)

                            Fresh Cut Hay ~ Delicate ~ Lingering Sweetness

A beautiful, lightly oxidized (white) tea from Fuding, Fujian Province, China. Highly prized, this first-flush harvest of downy, plump buds of the Camellia Sinensis, var sinensis (cultivar: Fuding Da Hao) provides a smooth, lingering, sweetness reminiscent of fresh, clear hay. Careful, considered handling and processing produces elegant, gentle tea leaves and clear, quenching, apricot-hued brew.

Bai Hao Silver Needle is a Bellocq Limited Tea. It has been purchased in a small quantity and is available only from our tea atelier and online. 

Harvest: 2016 , Origin: Fujian Province, China

Picking Standard: Bud only.

Brewing Instructions:

  • 1-2 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water 
  • 175ºF/80ºC  (Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil. Remove from heat, set aside 3 minutes, and proceed.) 
  • Brew 4-6 minutes 
  • Good for 2-3 infusions 
$29.00