Silver Tips Tea is the highly sought after exotic grade of Ceylon white tea. This is a fully organic tea, that has been sourced off a tea garden in the Kandy region of Sri Lanka. This tea is also known as Silver Needles tea. This grade can be prepared only in smaller quantities, as it is made of tea buds/tips off a specific tea plant variety. From one plant in average we could only harvest between 8 to 10 leaves in a month’s time period. So they are carefully harvested/plucked manually by hand and dried/withered in the direct sunlight. This tea is fully processed naturally for retaining it’s appearance with the silver color.
Lighter liquor from the Silver tips tea
These teas are well known to retain antioxidant properties of tea leaves more, when compared to teas made with other processing methods. This makes it a popular cup of choice due it’s various health benefits. And again this is one of the most expensive variety of Ceylon teas due to these properties.
This White tea has to be brewed for a slightly longer time compared to other teas (4-5 mins). And it should be prepared with water temperature below the boiling point (75-80°C or 167-176°F). Generally, Silver tips tea has a very light liquor with a pale white coppery infusion. Carries a very subtle taste that has slight notes of pine & honey with a unique fragrance found only in this tea.