Silver needle tea is one of the most famous white tea which consists only of the first flush tea bud.
This white tea is known as’ Bai Hao Yin Zhen’ in Chinese, which basically means “White Hair Silver Needle”.
The young buds that make up this tea are needle-shaped and covered with fine hairs similar to white down.
Silver needle white tea is in a class apart. It’s a tea to be tasted by every tea lover, to fully understand and appreciate its nuances. Silver needle white tea is in a class apart. It’s a tea to be tasted by every tea lover, to fully understand and appreciate its nuances.
It’s wonderful with lightly floral, a bit creamy and smooth textured cup.
How to brew silver needle tea
- Make sure to rinse the teapot with boiling water for about 10-20 seconds in order to warm it up.
- Use 3 g of tea leaves for 150 ml of water.
- Quickly rinse the tea leaves with 80 degree Celsius of hot water.
- Gently pour hot water 80-85 degree Celsius into the teapot,
- Let it brew for 30 seconds.
Your smooth textured cup of tea is ready to give you an enriching experience.
Let us now look into the benefits of Silver Needle tea
Benefits of Silver Needle tea
Boosts Immune system Silver Needle tea contains antioxidants that help boost your immune system and build your defenses.
Heart Health Antioxidants present in this tea may also help to promote heart health by lowering bad cholesterol levels and strengthening your blood vessels.
Prevents Indigestion If you are suffering from indigestion or heartburn, then don’t eat heavily seasoned foods. Pair a cup of this tea with a mild steamed dish and relax.
Helps in Loosing Body Fat This tea may help you lose weight by boosting your metabolism. It also provides energy to perform physical exercises
Helps preventing Diabetes Brewed white tea may help lower blood glucose levels, potentially helping people suffering from diabetes.