Green Tea Lovers Adam’s Peak Silver Needle

According to Green Tea Lovers this selection is a Sri Lankan white tea that is grown at a high altitude. I steeped this tea for three minutes in a ceramic teapot using 180 degree water. The dry leaves looked just as you would expect from a silver needle, pale green and covered in downy hairs. The liquor was practically colorless and had a light, pleasant aroma.

This tea was very subtle. Once I took my time with it the flavor profile was actually quite complex. It was vegetal, creamy and nutty with notes of honey. The second steeping was a bit more fuller bodied and surprisingly good. A really nice citrus element came out during this infusion that wasn’t there in the first. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.