Yin Zhen is one of the finest and most delicate of white teas. This one is delicately scented with jasmine blossoms.
No other white tea looks or tastes the same as authentic Fujian Yin Zhen. The so-called 'imperial' plucking is done exclusively by hand just a few days of the year, collecting only the most tender unopened buds of the first flush of Da Bai (Great White) tea, in the spring.
The leaves of Jasmine Yin Zhen resemble needles covered by silvery tips, the buds have a characteristic silver hue and white down.
Yielding a crystalline, pale mandarin liquor with the subtle, fresh fragrance of buds.
”Silver Needles” is the name given to traditional, authentic white tea.