DATE: FRIDAY 28TH APRIL, 15:30 - 17:30
Location: in the shop
Silver Needle White Tea, also known as Bai Hao Yin Zhen, amongst white teas, this is the most expensive variety and the most prized, as only the year’s first new buds (leaf shoots) of the camellia sinensis plant are used to produce the tea.
I have chosen three individual Silver Needle White Teas, plus one aged Silver Needle all produced by Master Ye Fang Yang, who was born in a tea-making family and devoted all his lift to tea. Each tea is from Master Ye’s three different farms where he uses no pesticides or artificial fertilisers and he believes that white tea should be reflect the local terroir and ecosystem on which it is grown and be absolute free of any impurities.
During this tasting session, we will taste side by side to compare the three teas demonstrating the effect of cultivar, difference in terroir, as well as the age of trees. For learning and understanding what an aged white tea would be like, I have contributed one of my personal collection – a eight-year old Silver Needle, which will allow us to compare the effect of resting with teas. You will notice that each Silver Needle tea has its individual character, but all are distinguished by their balance, clarity of taste and long-lasting sweetness.
We will have four teas:
- Silver Needle White Tea – Nine Peak Mountain (harvested spring 2020)
- Silver Needle White Tea – Bai Ma Gang (harvested spring 2020)
- Silver Needle White Tea – Yu Shan Island (harvested spring 2020)
- 8-year-old Silver Needle White Tea – Yu Shan Island (harvested spring 2013)
There are only 4 spaces, so please book early.
Booking fee is non-refundable and cannot be carried forward to another event date or redeemed on products but can be transferred to your friends by email us to confirm.