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Yunnan White Needle

$25.00

Yunnan White Needle

  • 漢字 雲南白毫銀針

    origin Fengqing County, Yunnan Province

    craft faded (air dried)

    flavor notes watermelon rind, herbaceous, dried apricot

    漢字 雲南白毫銀針

    origin Fengqing County, Yunnan Province

    craft faded (air dried)

    flavor notes watermelon rind, herbaceous, dried apricot

    Crafted in Fengqing County, our Yunnan White Needle is harvested from plump Da Ye (Assamica)-variety tea buds for a sweet and crisp taste. Yunnanese white teas like this offer a more economical alternative to heritage varieties from northern Fujian Province (like our Silver Needle and Silver Needle Reserve).

    Yunnan White Needle is distinctly influenced by terroir and cultivar. Compared to our classic Da Bai-variety white teas from Fuding County (which offer the classic rosewater and marzipan notes typical of that region), our Assamica-variety Yunnan White Needle is decidedly bolder and zestier, with herbaceous notes of watermelon rind, alfalfa, and pumpkin seeds. The mouthfeel is light and crisp, with a persistent and aromatic finish of dried apricot.

  • Brewing Guide

    Yunnan White Needle is very forgiving to brew. The combination of leaf buds that are innately smooth with the mild oxidation means it can be brewed at slightly higher temperatures with longer steep times than green tea.

     

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