Golden Tips Tea is a very rare exotic variety of The Ceylon white tea, that has been sourced off a tea garden in the Kandy region of Sri Lankan hill country. This could be the most expensive and exclusive Sri Lankan Tea. This is a fully organic tea, similar to Silver Tips Tea. This tea is similar to Silver Needles teas, but has a slight tint of Gold color. This grade can be prepared only in very small quantities.
Lighter liquor from the Golden tips tea
It is made of tea buds/tips off a specific tea plant variety. So these are harvested carefully by hand and dried/withered in the direct sunlight, for retaining it’s Gold color appearance. Also these teas are well-known for retaining their antioxidant properties of tea leaves, compared to teas made with other processing methods. Due to these properties, these are a popular choice of among elite health conscious consumers.
This White tea has to be brewed for a slightly longer time compared to other teas (4-5 mins). And it should be brewed with water temperature below the boiling point (75-80°C or 167-176°F). Generally, Gold tips tea has a very light liquor with a pale golden coppery infusion. It consists of a very subtle taste that has slight notes of pine & honey and a unique fragrance.