Monday, April 14, 2014

Conceptteas Silver Needle

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: large, covered in downy hair
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 30 seconds
Water Temperature: 195 degrees
Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan
Liquor: gold

Being a tea blogger is a lot of work but it does have its perks. One of them is having the opportunity to taste some truly amazing teas. Over the years I've reviewed hundreds of teas and Not all of them were memorable but a select few stand out from the crowd. This was one of those teas. I struggled to find the words to describe it but it was quite possibly one of the best examples of silver needle that I have ever tasted. The taste was incredibly fruity with floral notes and a lingering sweetness. The mouth-feel had an almost velvety quality to it that was really enjoyable. This tea performed well using both rapid infusions and my standard 30 seconds. Only drink this tea when you really have the time to focus on it. The infusions go on forever and it would a shame to waste all of that amazing tea! I lost count after ten but that gives you a fairly good idea of the staying power this one has.

Silver Needle sample provided by Conceptteas.