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Monday, November 21, 2011

Teas Etc Loose Leaf White Tea 'Bai Hao Silver Needle'

Tea Information:
Tea: Bai Hao Silver Needle Organic
Type: White Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Teas Etc
Purchase: Here
Description: This exceptional 100% organic spring silver needle tea is fresh from the garden in Fujian Provence.

Regarded by many as the highest quality white tea this year's harvest is sure to please.

Ingredients: organic silver needle (yin zhen) white tea

Steep Information:
Amount: 5.8g
Water: 750ml 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 3 minutes 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal
Steeped Tea Smell: vegetal
Flavor: vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: floral
Liquor: translucent green-brown

Too light to taste at 3:30, so I tossed the leaves back in for another 1:00.

Too vegetal without anything else for me, but a smooth cup of tea. Have it with some cookies or snacks.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

I received this product for free in return for writing a review.
All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.


Alex Zorach said...

I nearly always steep this style of tea longer than recommended...typically as much as 8-15 minutes. The smoother ones where I can get away with 15 minute steepings without them becoming astringent, I do this way.

AmazonV said...

@Alex wow, i'd be afraid to steep a tea that long! they really don't come out bitter?