Best Silver Needle?


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Best Silver Needle?

Postby jackdaniel » Oct 22nd, '09, 10:05

What company produces the "best" Silver Needle? I've tried a few so far, and some seem much better than others, although they're the same bush in similar climates. Your comments?
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Re: Best Silver Needle?

Postby Chip » Oct 22nd, '09, 11:12

Pretty subjective, but the origin should be Fujian versus Yunnan IMHO.
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Re: Best Silver Needle?

Postby Rainy-Day » Oct 22nd, '09, 14:19

I really liked inpursuitoftea's, although it's expensive. Hou De is good, too. Teaspring's is ok.
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Re: Best Silver Needle?

Postby Tea and coffee » Oct 23rd, '09, 02:51

Chip wrote:Pretty subjective, but the origin should be Fujian versus Yunnan IMHO.


Is the lighter white teas supposed to be "better"?
I guess that is subjective also...

I know that I bought 2 white teas and the lighter one costed more...
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Re: Best Silver Needle?

Postby Chip » Oct 23rd, '09, 08:24

Yeah, depends a lot of mood and personal taste or preference. I generally prefer the ligher ones which typically brew a ligher, more sublime cup full of subtle nuances.
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Re: Best Silver Needle?

Postby inspectoring » Oct 25th, '09, 16:18

Before I got hooked on japanese teas - I used to be into white teas and tried pretty much everything under the sun....and for the price to taste ratio - Rishi can't be beat. Really, simply amazing...give it a shot - you would love it !
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Re: Best Silver Needle?

Postby Rainy-Day » Oct 27th, '09, 01:09

inspectoring wrote:Before I got hooked on japanese teas - I used to be into white teas and tried pretty much everything under the sun....and for the price to taste ratio - Rishi can't be beat. Really, simply amazing...give it a shot - you would love it !


Interesting - I haven't tried Rishi, have you compared Rishi's to IPOT's Pai Mutan and their $38 SN?
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