Silver Needles; the creme de la creme of white teas, is made entirely from downy buds picked within a two day period in early Spring. This rare top grade white tea is harvested earlier in the spring than most other white teas. Each of the silver needles is hand picked and sorted, consists only youngest bud from the tip of the tea tree branch. Therefore it is called Yin Zhen, meaning silver needles in Chinese language because of its unique needle-like shape and its visible white hair on the leave bud. The hair only exists before the leaves open up, they are a protective layer for the tea buds. Silver Needles is known for it’s health properties and packed with antioxidants; it is the one of the highest grade tea in the world. This rare and wonderful tea is a celebration in taste. This delicate tea perfectly blends tender leaves to create a velvety smooth burst on the tongue. With a clean, mellow sweetness. Mild and smooth to drink. Recommended drinking straight without milk or sugar. Silver Needle is indeed a rare treat and the best white tea to be had.