Best Silver Needle?

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Best Silver Needle?

by jackdaniel » Oct 22nd 09 2:05 pm

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?

by Chip » Oct 22nd 09 3:12 pm

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

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Re: Best Silver Needle?

by Rainy-Day » Oct 22nd 09 6:19 pm

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?

by Tea and coffee » Oct 23rd 09 6:51 am

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?

by Chip » Oct 23rd 09 12:24 pm

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?

by inspectoring » Oct 25th 09 8:18 pm

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?

by Rainy-Day » Oct 27th 09 5:09 am

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?