2 Doves Silver Needle
~ Premium Chinese White Tea ~
Country of Origin: China.
Region: Fujian Province.
Grade: Silver Dove Tips.
Altitude: 2500’ – 4000’ ft. above sea level.
Manufacture Type: White Tea – naturally withered.
Cup Characteristics: A premium tea that has exquisite haunting hints of peach with a fresh lingering finish. This is one of China’s best white teas.
Infusion: Shimmering with light yellow notes.
Ingredients: Luxury white tea.
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Low.
2 Doves Silver Needle
For the world’s top tea collectors, Fujian’s Fuding County holds a special place as the home of the world’s finest white teas. Each has its own special characteristics resulting from the unique soil conditions, rain, sunlight, tea genus, production method and story. That’s right…story. One of the lesser known of these tales has to do with 2 Doves Silver Needle, a fabulously delicate “buds only” white tea plucked from a Fujian genus known as Fuding Da Hao.
The amazing qualities of this tea can’t be disputed. The wiry, silvery buds coated in a light down resemble dove’s wings while the flavor is light, sweet and loaded with nuance. A wonderful tea to add to your collection today.
The Benefits of Drinking White Tea
White teas are very rare and good quality specimens such as this are seldom found outside of China. The little buds that form on the plant are covered with very fine silver hairs that give the young leaves a white appearance. They are carefully picked by hand, sun dried and then packed into airtight containers.
The amazing qualities of this tea can’t be disputed. White teas give hardly any colour when brewed, while the flavour is light, sweet and loaded with nuance. White teas are amazingly healthy and typically have less caffeine and higher anti-oxidant levels than black, green or oolong teas. A wonderful tea to add to your collection today.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 to 4 times. The secret is to use water that is about 80°C (180°F). Place 1 teaspoon (around 3g) in your cup. For a more intense flavour, add a bit more tea. Let the tea steep for about 3 to 5 minutes, to your taste, and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment - do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavour of the tea is exhausted.
The 2nd and 3rd cups brewed from 1 set of leaves are thought to be superior to the 1st and 4th.
Alternatively, try brewing in a tea infuser, right in your cup.
Milk and sugar not recommended.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea used per cup. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
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