Silver needle white tea is a slightly fermented tea, which is named after its shape, whose color is silver because of its conspicuously tea hair and shape likes a big needle.
This is the top grade of white tea directly from big white Pu Er tea trees in Jinggu, Yunnan, which is a special tea tree variety in Yunnan only, so the sweetness in tea liquid is longer . high infusiability time; dense tea liquid with fruity aroma. This tea is from the organic-certified tea plantation in Jinggu, Yunnan province.
Tea tree: Big white Pu Er tea trees
Harvest time: 2016 spring
Picking standard: One bud
Shape: Tight, fat needle shape full of silver hair
Dried tea color: shiny silver color
Aroma: fresh & clean flower fragrance
Tea soup color: lightly shiny yellow
Taste: fresh, sweet, mellow, and light honey taste.
Brewing vessel:Glass Cup, Glass Gaiwan or porcelain pot.
Water: purified or mineral water is the best.
Brewing water temperature: between 90D to 95D (194F to 203F)
Used tea amount: 3-5gram of tea for 200ml(cc) glass Gaiwan/cup/pot per infusion.
1) Warm up- First to warm up the vessels, then to pour out the hot water;
2) Smell dried tea fragrance- Then put the teas in glass cup/pot, and shake the vessel gently for about 3-5 seconds, then smell the dried leaves aroma.
3) First infusion- pour 1/3 of the hot water into the cup again for the first infusion, rotate the teas gently inside the water and smell the pleasing floral aroma, next to steep for around 1-2 minutes before sipping the tea liquid.
4) Second infusion- re-pour the hot water inside the vessel, and steep it for 2-3 minutes for second infusion. The successive infusion time can be 1 minute longer than previously until the tea liquid taste is weak.
White Tea Antioxidants
Antioxidants are nutrients that protect the body from damage by free radicals. Free radicals are nasty things that go around wreaking havoc on your body, damaging DNA and accelerating aging. Antioxidants scoop them up and neutralize them. White tea is loaded with these protective nutrients.
White tea may have profound power against cancer-causing cells and against many different types of cancer, such as colon, prostate, and stomach cancers. Flavonoids, a class of antioxidants, inhibit the growth of cancer cells and prevent the development of new ones. In some cases, white tea has been found to work as well as prescription drugs, but without the side effects.
Lower Blood Pressure
Studies show that white tea can thin the blood and improve artery function. It helps lower high blood pressure and maintain a healthy one. By promoting strong and healthy blood vessels, white tea guards against the ravages of stroke.
Catechins, another group of antioxidants, have been found to reduce cholesterol, and white tea is teeming with them. Cholesterol is a special type of fat and is necessary for health. There is good cholesterol and bad cholesterol, and white tea increases the good while decreasing the bad. This helps prevent hardening of the arteries and blockage of blood flow.
By thinning the blood, lowering blood pressure, and reducing cholesterol, white tea protects the heart and the entire circulatory system. Researchers have also discovered that people who drink 2 or more cups of tea a day are almost 50% less likely to die after suffering a heart attack. White tea is truly a remarkable heart tonic.
Studies have found that people who drank tea regularly had greater bone density and strength than non-drinkers. White tea may also have beneficial effects for sufferers of arthritis and osteoporosis.
Antibacterial & Antiviral
White tea is a natural killer of bacteria and viruses. The antioxidants so abundant in white tea tone the entire immune system, providing protection against a variety of invaders and a wide range of diseases. Its helps guard against the common cold and flu, and can ease the symptoms of HIV.
Healthy Teeth and Gums
White tea contains small amounts of fluoride and other nutrients which keeps the teeth strong and healthy. It also kills the bacteria which causes plaque, tooth decay, and bad breath.
Free radicals from staying out in the sun too long, stress, and a poor diet can damage the skin and cause it to prematurely age. By scavenging these free radicals, white tea protects the skin and helps to reverse some of the damage. Drinking white tea promotes healthy and radiant skin.
Other Health Benefits
White tea has many other benefits to offer. It may reduce blood sugar and help prevent and alleviate the symptoms of diabetes. It reduces stress and increases energy.
White tea may or may not aid in weight-loss. Studies suggest tea may increase metabolism and encourage the body to burn more fat, but a balanced diet and regular exercise are more likely to produce results. Still, adding white tea to your weight-loss plan can’t hurt.