Yunnan silver needles

White and yellow teas are among the most subtle.

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Yunnan silver needles

by bagua7 » Sep 18th 17 11:48 pm

Anything that is decent that can be purchased online?

Ta. :)

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Re: Yunnan silver needles

by pedant » Sep 19th 17 4:41 am

i like hojo's yinzhens

he has two: a normal one and a cheaper 'gushu' one. the claim is that the 'gushu' one is semi-wild, traditional farming practices

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Re: Yunnan silver needles

by debunix » Sep 19th 17 2:55 pm

I got some from Norbu a long time ago that was lovely, but it's not something I've seen since there, and I did encounter some really harsh teas when searching for more of the same after he stopped carrying it. Hit or miss, and mostly miss.

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Re: Yunnan silver needles

by bagua7 » Sep 21st 17 5:31 am

Thanks guys! I have found some at JK Teashop which I have placed an order for.

I'll let you know if it's any good. ;)

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Re: Yunnan silver needles

by bagua7 » May 29th 18 3:57 am

Nothing like the Fujian varieties. I don't have the notes with me at the moment unfortunately because I finished the order by the end of 2017. One thing I remembered is the tea having a lot more body (and character) then the typical white. Very refreshing for hotter weather conditions.

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Re: Yunnan silver needles

by villagezoo » Jun 6th 18 10:08 am

Are you comparing this with the Fujian yin zhen or white teas in general?
bagua7 wrote: Nothing like the Fujian varieties. I don't have the notes with me at the moment unfortunately because I finished the order by the end of 2017. One thing I remembered is the tea having a lot more body (and character) then the typical white. Very refreshing for hotter weather conditions.

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Re: Yunnan silver needles

by bagua7 » Jun 7th 18 4:37 am

Just in general. I found them very different that the run-of-the-mill Fujian types like white peony or silver needles.