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Silver Needle Tea
The most prized of tea, Silver Needle, is made by picking the young, soft, un-opened leaf bud at the top of the tea plant. This coiled leaf is known as the needle, and still retains its outer silver hairs. Silver Needle Tea is generally harvested once a year in the early spring for the best quality. This tea is naturally withered in full sun and slowly dried for several days.
White Tea is harvested by taking a coiled bud leaf, or needle, along with the first supple under leaf. This tea is naturally withered in full sun and slowly dried for several days.
Black Tea is made using more mature leaves from the tea plant. The top three leaves of the tea plant are harvest to make Black Tea; the young opening bud leaf, and two under leaves. This tea is naturally withered in full sun and then undergoes a roasting and oxidization process, creating a slightly more robust tea. Black Tea also retains the most caffeine of all our teas.