Post by californiateahouse on Oct 30, 2017 9:57:36 GMT -8
A long time ago when I didn't know much about tea, I was really attracted to Silver Needle. It took me quite some time to finally try it as it was very expensive and not easy to find. When I started to buy tea online, I discovered silver needle is not so rare after all and that it is the most popular white tea in the whole world. Silver Needle comes in many different shapes and sizes, from many different countries and with price starting from one dollar.
The Most Popular White Tea Silver needle is the most popular white tea in the world. Its popularity started partly because it is made of buds only, partly because many online tea shops started writing about its health benefits. Back in the beginnings when tea shops started flourishing, Silver Needle was one of the rare pure loose leaf types among mostly flavored teas and had a much lighter flavor from White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) or some other typical green teas like gunpowder of chun mee (zhen mei).
Silver Needle or Bai Hao Yin Zhen, or usually just Yin Zhen is the Chinese type of white tea. Its name can be translated literally as White Hair Silver Needle. The original ones come from Fujian and are made from a specific tea varietal called Da Bai.
Let me know if you know of any other types of white tea or facts about white tea.