Aged tea, as time can take away the aggressiveness and promote the health beneficial substances in tea, has been used as herbal remedy to boost the immune system among the Chinese. Apart from Puerh and Oolong tea, White tea can also be aged. When it aged well, as well as with good raw material, it can be very enjoyable with a multitude of aromas.
This Silver Needle was produced in 2017 in Zhenhe, another important and main area for white tea production in Fujian. During the production, the buds were carefully picked and manually sorted to produce this high-quality tea. It was then carefully stored in a well-controlled and closed environment. You can clearly find the trace of natural oxidation from the buds, with different shades of reddish-brown and the hairy buds have already turned goldish. With the age, not only that you can taste the change (the subtle sourness). There is a subtle hint of cinnamon in its taste, which is quite unusual to find in Silver Needle, especially when it is fresh. Although this tea has already been aged since its production, there is still a degree of tannin in the tea, so the tea might still get bitter if left brewing for too long!
Origin: Fujian Zhenhe, China
Year of Harvest: 2017