Silver Needle White Tea (or Bai Hao Yin Zhen) is one of the most revered of Chinese Teas, produced in the Fuding and Zhenhe districts of its Fujian province. This delicate tea is harvested before the tea plant’s leaves open fully, when the young buds are still covered by fine white hairs. When brewed properly, the resulting liquor of the Silver Needle tea is bright clear apricot color with fresh aroma that has delightful nuances.
The lingering fragrance of our Halda Valley Silver Needle White Tea is delicately honeysuckle floral, with a warmed sugar sweetness and soft mouthfeel and uplifting finish. Every sip of it is refreshing, soft and airy on the palate, perfect to enjoy in multiple infusions.
Because white teas are treated gently and not overly processed, they retain most of their beneficial antioxidants. White tea and green tea have similar amounts of catechins, a class of antioxidants, according to a study published in 2010 in the “Journal of food science”. So, if you wanted to drink green tea for health reasons but don’t like the strong flavor, white tea will be an antioxidant rich alternative. Like most fine Chinese white teas – our Silver Needle White Tea also has a concentration of polyphenols, amino acid, packed with minerals and caffeine. Along with catechins, they help lowering cholesterol, regulate blood glucose, improves reproductive health, fight against cancer cells and may even prevent cell damage.