Silver needle white teas are among the finest examples of all white tea. Its long downy buds are soft and tender and will brew up a similarly delicately tasting drink that is both relaxing yet refreshing to consume. Cooling in the summer, and warming in the winter, the silver needle truly is a great all year rounder however, like most young teas, it is best consumed within a year of its harvest.
I paid great care and attention when searching out a silver needle for driftwood. Our white tea comes from a fairly small organic farm in China’s Fujian Province - the farm is not USDA certified (it costs a lot of money for a small farmer to do this) so we don’t actually advertise it as organic - however its quality was obvious and it quickly became our best selling tea of 2011.
Speaking to my friend in China today they said that the 2012 harvest looks as though it will produce an excellent yield of white tea (and, unlike other teas, real silver needle is only produced during the first harvest of the year) so we hope to have some of this new harvest in stock sometime in May!