"Bai Hao Yin Zhen" is the highest and most sought-after grade of the famous "Silver Needle" tea. The thin and regular buds are hand-picked and slowly withered over several days before being carefully dried.
This results in an outstanding tea. These exceptional silver needles reveal their fresh rose, vanilla, and green grape aromas within an incredibly rich, oily texture. Truly a rare tea indeed!
- Fujian, China
- Tea color:
- white tea
Appearance: an exceptional harvest of highly regular fluffy buds
Color: green and silver
Fragrances: floral, vegetal (fresh and dry)
Fragrances: floral, fresh fruits, vegetal
Color: pale gold, glossy
Texture: extremely oily
Flavors: very sweet
Fragrances: initially strongly floral (fresh rose bouquet), vegetal (fresh), soft spices (vanilla), fruity (citrus, fresh almond, green grape)
Suggestion of preparation
With the tasting set: 10' minutes in water heated to 175°F.
With the Gong Fu Cha (teapot/Gaiwan): infusions during 30-40 secondes.
Grands Crus: savour the exceptional
Rare and ephemeral, teas identified as Grands Crus by Palais des Thés are the result of alchemy between a tea plant variety, its terroir and the talent of an artisan grower. Meticulously plucked, processed and sourced in the most respected tea gardens, our Grands Crus unveil unique flavours that reflect the refinement of their origins.