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Silver Needle White Tea

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price reflects 2oz (25-30 teaspoons per 2oz)
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Rarity and fame cloak our legendary Silver Needle white tea downy buds, which hold the highest of honors as one of the top teas in China. Reserved for the Chinese Imperial family for centuries, this tea is reverently hand-harvested only two days of the entire year. The leaves are uniquely beautiful and silver tipped exuding royalty and an exceptional soft, smooth, sweet-silky luxuriousness.
Tasting Notes
Delicate and refreshing infusion with a sweet, silky ending



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How to Steep / Ingredients
Use 1.5 - 2 tsp of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175 degrees (79 degrees Celsius) and steep for 4-5 minutes. For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
 
Ingredients: White tea

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TeavanaSilver Needle White Tea
 
4.5

(based on 115 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (82)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (3)

94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • High quality (88)
  • Soothing (80)
  • Fresh (79)
  • Smooth body (66)
  • Rich in antioxidants (53)

Cons

  • Weak (27)
  • Flat (10)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (86)
  • Evening (40)
  • Afternoon (27)
  • Morning (17)
  • Dessert tea (12)
    • Tea Body:
    • Lightweight (91), Medium (17)
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth (68), Too short (18), Long (6)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Vegetal (47), Fruity (11), Subtle (7), Sweet (7), Floral (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (89), Health conscious (55), High-end shopper (33), Health nut (13), Occasional tea drinker (12)

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5.0

Very smooth with light finish

By Homejar

from Dallas, TX

About Me Regular Tea Drinker

Pros

  • Fresh
  • High Quality
  • Reuseable
  • Rich In Antioxidants
  • Smooth Body
  • Soothing

Cons

  • Weak

Best Uses

  • Afternoon
  • Anytime
  • Dessert Tea
  • Evening

Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

I have made this tea both hot and cold and it works both ways. I have discovered I like it best cold with a little sugar. The tea is great for large quantities as it only requires a small amount. I have made a large pitcher with just enough for 3-4 8 oz glasses.

  • Tea Body:
  • Light
  • Tea Finish:
  • Smooth
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Delicate, Smooth, Soothing, Sweet

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5.0

Quality Tea

By Squid

from Las Vegas

About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

Pros

  • Fresh
  • Great Aroma
  • High Quality
  • Rich In Antioxidants
  • Smooth Body
  • Soothing
  • Unique Flavor Profile

Cons

  • Price

Best Uses

  • Anytime

Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

This is good quality silver needle with a great flavor if you steep it right. I've found that 5 minutes @ 175 degrees for the first steep brings out a really great flavor. The only downside is that it takes quite a bit of tea to get the flavor right (I usually use 2-3 teaspoons at least), but it is worth it. You can easily steep this tea 4-5 times and still get good flavor.

  • Tea Body:
  • Light
  • Tea Finish:
  • Smooth
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Floral

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5.0

Amazing

By Bella

from Coatesville, PA

About Me Tea Enthusiast

Pros

  • Fresh
  • Great Aroma
  • High Quality
  • Rich In Antioxidants
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Afternoon
    • Anytime
    • Dessert Tea
    • Evening
    • Gifts
    • Morning

    Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

    I have no qualms about giving this tea a 5 out of 5 rating it definitely was great. As someone with a lot of GI issues I am always looking for teas that do not only taste good but also sit well with my stomach and this tea filled both requirements and went on to actually help soothe my stomach pains. I will definitely recommend it to my friends no only for it's soothing qualities but also for it's great taste.

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    4.0

    good tea.

    By MB

    from KY

    About Me Tea Enthusiast

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

          This tea is great, easy to brew and delicious. I know some consider it a crime to add things to tea, but when sick, this tea is fantastic with one Honey-Lemon cough drop dissolved in 16 oz. I couldn't be more pleased.

          • Tea Body:
          • Light
          • Tea Finish:
          • Smooth

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          (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          yangfan

          By cq

          from qc

          About Me Health Conscious, High-End Shopper

          Pros

          • High Quality
          • Smooth Body
          • Soothing

          Cons

          • Cc
          • Flat
          • Too Strong

          Best Uses

          • Dessert Tea
          • Evening
          • Gifts

          Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

          very good tea

          • Tea Body:
          • Full
          • Tea Finish:
          • Short
          • Tea Flavor:
          • 333, Citrusy, Fruity, Malty

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          (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Perfect starter tea

          By Rebecca

          from Central Illinois

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Soothing

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Anytime

            Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

            I decided to look into tea to help with my stress. I researched the site and always came back to silver needle. On Dec 23rd I went into the Champaign, IL store and they got me set up. I brewed my first 2 cups on Christmas Eve since a family gathering can always be somewhat stressful. This tea was the perfect fit for what I was looking for and I loved the light clean taste with a bit of raw local honey added. It makes me feel good because I know I am doing something good for myself. I drink it throughout the day to remind myself to not let the stress get to me. I used 2 tsps for 16oz and followed the directions on the sticker to the letter. I have used the first 2 tsps. 3 times so far and there has been no change in the taste like you would expect from used leaves(I am going to try for 5 times with the same leaves). If you're not sure about tea or want something without fuss silver needle is what you are looking for. I will be repurchasing since I never plan to be without this wonderful tea.

            • Tea Body:
            • Light

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            (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Luxurious Tea, never bitter

            By Louise the Chihuahua lady

            from Gold Hill OR

            About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Fresh
            • Great Aroma
            • High Quality
            • Nerve Soothing
            • Rich In Antioxidants
            • Smooth Body
            • Soothing
            • Unique Flavor Profile

            Cons

            • Needs Jasmine Flowers

            Best Uses

            • Afternoon
            • Anytime
            • Dessert Tea
            • Evening
            • Gifts
            • Stress Reliever

            Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

            I brew my teas in a French Press designed for Coffee. It is perfect if you give it about 4 minutes after you pour in the boiling water. The plunger separates the leaves from the liquid perfectly. This is my go to tea when I am feeling mentally frazzled. So relaxing and yummy.

            • Tea Body:
            • Light
            • Tea Finish:
            • Smooth
            • Tea Flavor:
            • Mellow

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            My new favorite tea

            By Tea Fanatic

            from San Antonio, TX

            About Me High-End Shopper, Occasional Tea Drinker

            Pros

            • Great Aroma
            • High Quality
            • Soothing

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Anytime
              • Evening
              • Morning

              Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

              I've only just become familiarized with loose tea, despite having drunken tea for so long, and this was my first purchase at Teavana. This tea is simply divine! It is very relaxing, and perfect without sugar, in my opinion. A friend, who doesn't like white tea, even agrees that it smells fantastic. My new go to! It may be a bit expensive, but since you can re-brew from the same serving, it is SO worth it!

              • Tea Body:
              • Light
              • Tea Finish:
              • Smooth
              • Tea Flavor:
              • Lingering, Subtle

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              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Best White Tea ive Had!

              By 02ViperACR

              from Toronto , Ontario

              About Me Health Nut, Tea Enthusiast

              Pros

              • Fresh
              • Great Aroma
              • High Quality
              • Rich In Antioxidants
              • Soothing
              • Unique Flavor Profile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Anytime

                Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

                This is by Far the Best White tea I've had ... its hard to find white tea at regular stores. Not a Fan of white tea with other flavors like pomegranate or acai or other healthy fruits because all that is, is the flavor. I drink regular black tea , green tea and white tea. white tea is very subtle in flavor but that's what I'm looking for and this one has a very unique flavor ... don't usually buy tea at places like teavana but I love this one so I will buy more!

                • Tea Body:
                • Light

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                The best tea on earth

                By lovelytea

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Health Conscious, Health Nut, High-End Shopper, Tea Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Fresh
                • Great Aroma
                • High Quality
                • Rich In Antioxidants
                • Smooth Body
                • Soothing
                • Unique Flavor Profile

                Cons

                • Hard To Brew

                Best Uses

                • Afternoon
                • Anytime
                • Evening
                • Gifts
                • Morning

                Comments about Teavana Silver Needle White Tea:

                Silver needle white tea has always been something I was really interested in but never wanted to splurge the 17+$ for. However, the sales associate told me how the tea is more beneficial than just for conventional tea drinking, it's very healthy and rich in antioxidants so ofcourse I was sold.

                However, this tea gave me much more than just a relaxing evening. I drink tea mainly for my anxiety, to help me calm my thoughts and help me throughout the day. However, that night I drank the tea it was really something else. Immediately, I noticed how high quality this tea is. It really is beautiful and pure. You almost feel like you should be there in China drinking it alongside emperor, it's so luxurious. But then a sudden wash of calm ran through me, and a sense of well being. None of Teavana teas have ever quite given me this 'zen' feeling. And now I'm in love and drink this everynight. This tea also can be steeped many times, making the price more worth it. You can resteep this tea 3 times, so that means you're paying for 6 oz of tea, not two. This tea is very much worth every cent, and I recommend everyone buy this because it will do more than just give you something to drink at night.

                • Tea Body:
                • Light
                • Tea Finish:
                • Smooth
                • Tea Flavor:
                • Cucumber, Fresh, Slightly vegetal

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