White tea is the least processed type of tea, undergoing little to no processing after being plucked. White teas are hand-picked early in the season and provide a deliciously healthy soft and sweet tea drinking experience.
This tea was harvested in the spring of 2001 from the highest-grade leaf (known as Zhending Big White) and aged for 17+ years in a private warehouse. Aging this tea maximizes its flavor complexities and gives it a deep golden straw-yellow hue.
Clean, naturally sweet and herbaceous, Aged White Peony teas like this one are rare and highly prized.
Ingredients: White tea. Origin: Fujian, China Caffeine: Low-Med
Drum Mountain White Cloud
This tea was made popular by Buddhist monks on the coast of Fujian Province who grew it around their monasteries and used it for mental stimulation during meditation sessions. It is one of China's most natural teas with very minimal processing, and uses the full leaf.
Drum Mountain White Cloud is a smooth and refreshing white tea with a round mouth feel and lingering notes of natural honey.
Ingredients: White tea.
Caffeine Content: Low-Medium
Origin: Fujian, China
Imperial Grade Silver Needles
Silver Needles are among one of China's most famous and most prized teas. Only the first flush top buds are picked from the plant very early in the season, giving special care not to cause any damage or breakage to the bud. They are then dried in the sun.
Silver Needles are a very pure form of tea with little to no oxidation. It produces a lovely cup of very lightly colored tea, with a gorgeous array of sweet and subtle flavors.
We love enjoying this beautiful white tea in the early afternoon.
Ingredients: White tea.
Caffeine Content: Med-High
Silver Yeti is a very fine white tea from a family tea estate in eastern Nepal, near Darjeeling, India. It is made from hand-selected tea buds (no leaves) in early spring.
This style of tea is also knows as Silver Needles or Silver Tips, but this Nepalese version has a unique flavor profile of its own. It is a subtle and smooth tea with vegetal, floral aromas - a great summer sipper!
Spring 2019 harvest.
Ingredients: White tea. Origin: Panchthar, Nepal Caffeine: MED-HIGH
Spring White Buds
This delicate and slightly sweet white tea is made from one silver leaf and a bud, carefully plucked deep in the Himalayan mountains in the Spring.
Notes of straw and sweetgrass hit the palate, but quickly settle into a buttery, smooth richness.
Further notes of juicy roasted stone fruit and asparagus make this a beautifully balanced favorite for any time of day.
Ingredients: White tea. Origin: Mai Pokhari, Ilam, Nepal Caffeine: LOW
White teas are picked in early spring from the youngest shoots of the plant where the mild natural sweetness of new growth is most concentrated.
These first flush peony silver needles are delicately handcrafted into the shape of tiny pearls. White pearls of this exquisite quality are in high demand and becoming exceedingly rare.
With its soft mouth feel and cotton candy sweetness, white teas reflect all of nature's goodness. A perfect daytime tea.
Ingredients: White tea
White-Tipped Silver Needle
Silver Needle white teas are a personal favorite of ours at Tea Runners. It requires the utmost skill and attention to craft this delicate tea and the rewards are prevalent in its earthy, sweet notes of ripe grapes, fallen forest leaves, and sweet spring flowers.
Known as the "scholar's tea", white teas are for relaxed sipping when moments of clarity are needed.
Enjoy this tea with nothing added, and discover its evolving flavors through multiple infusions.