Glenburn Darjeeling Silver Needle White Tea

Rare, delicate, creamy white tea made from only the young, tender tea buds.

This rare White Tea is made at Glenburn in midsummer over just a couple of days each year, when the silvery green buds are about to unfold. Silver Needle is a world-famous Chinese white tea that is highly prized because it is made from only the whole young buds, requiring expert picking and delicate processing. Our highly experienced team have created Glenburn's very own Silver Needle to rival the Chinese original and offer a unique and rare Darjeeling white tea. The silvery velvety appearance comes from fine white pubescence on the underside of each leaf bud. The careful preservation of this texture by our most experienced tea pickers, follows through to the subtle flavour of the cup. The liquor is very light with delicate undertones and a crisp finish.
50g loose leaf tea pouch.

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An astonishing range of flavours from creamy and vegetal to floral and sweet.

Dry Leaf Appearance: Just the green, silvery buds, with fine downy hairs
Wet Leaf Aroma: Mellow
Liquor: Pale, pinky golden
  • 5g tea
  • 200ml (7 fl-oz) of water
  • 76°C (170°F)
  • 5-10 minutes

    Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling

    A place where the magnificent peaks of the 3rd highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga ascend over the tea bushes of Glenburn, - a name that literally means what this 750 hectare estate is - A River Valley.

    Here in hills of Darjeeling, tea rises out of the magical landscape imbibing the essence of the eternal Himalayas. In the peace and tranquility of Glenburn a flourishing community of people and tea bushes thrive together as they have done for the past 150 years.
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