Yunnan Silver Needle


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Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby chittychat » May 21st, '10, 22:40

My order of 2010 Yunnan Siver Needle finally arrived and like the one of the last 2 years it is a wonderful fine tea. Just by the looks, one silver bud like the other, nothing broken or dusty. It seems this harvet has some more punch. I made 8 infusions in a 120 ml teapot (total of about 750 ml of water) and might have gotten even more since the last one was still strong, however, there is only so much water I can take-in. The tea is sold as green tea. I strongly believe it is a white tea from all I have read. The leftovers in the cup and transfer cup turned dark from oxidation. The tea seems to be quite flexible as to steeping time and water temperature, there was never even a hint of anything bitter. :D :D
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby Chip » May 21st, '10, 22:55

Where was this from? Link?

There are green forms of the actual Silver Needle, I am curious ...

Thanks.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby chittychat » May 21st, '10, 22:59

Chip wrote:Where was this from? Link?

There are green forms of the actual Silver Needle, I am curious ...

Thanks.


http://www.pu-erhtea.com/GreenTea.htm
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby chittychat » May 28th, '10, 02:34

I got word now from pu-erhtea that this Silver Needle is really a green tea. :!:
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby Chip » May 28th, '10, 12:37

OK, thanks. It actually looks like a green versus white silver needle.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby chittychat » Jun 18th, '10, 00:47

After I found that this tea is very tolerant as to steeping time and water temperature I changed now my infusion and steeping as follows:
Put about 2 g of leaves into a teapot with a metal strainer. Add 350 ml of near boiling water. Let steep for 2 minutes. Pour about 80 ml of tea into the tea bowl. Repeat till tea is finished. Subsequent fillings are not timed anymore and it might take 20 or more minutes to finish the tea. Each pouring becoming stronger yet never bitter.

My tea bowl holds 200 ml if filled to the rim or drinkable 150 ml. It is of very thin porcelain and cone shaped. I love it, it disperses the tea aroma so well. My nightcap pu-erh taste best from this bowl. I found it once in an odd store and have never seen such a cup/bowl offered on the Internet.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby ZeroC » Oct 9th, '10, 20:33

I just got my shipment from Yunnan Sourcing and i have to say that the Silver Needles is spectacular. Naturally sweet, my wife will even drink it without sweetener which is insane.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby britt » Oct 10th, '10, 20:51

I've found every order of Silver Needles I've purchased to be very pleasant to drink and very easy to brew.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby the_skua » Oct 21st, '10, 12:05

The JAS eTea/JK Tea Shop 2010 Spring Yunnan Silver Needle is unique and wonderful in my opinion. Really enjoying it and would recommend it to pu'er lovers.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby TwoPynts » Oct 21st, '10, 17:38

I have some in my drawer here at work from JAS.
A great tea with a rich flavor.
I think I'll brew some up tomorrow!
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 10th, '10, 18:10

Have some in my cup right now. Pale straw color, wonderful mouth feel, invigorating yet relaxing. I put the used needles in a cup of cold water in the work refrigerator and covered it to enjoy tomorrow.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby debunix » Nov 10th, '10, 21:24

I had a really nice session with this tea over the weekend, although mine came via Norbu. This was the best brewing yet--the first time it came out a bit off, but this was lovely and silver-needle-y.
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Re: Yunnan Silver Needle

Postby TwoPynts » Nov 11th, '10, 12:43

Update on my little overnight experiment.
Drinking the needles I cold seeped overnight.
Very soothing and refreshing.
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