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'Loose Leaf Tin' Chinese Silver Needle Tea 2oz


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Product code: HAR-44355

'Loose Leaf Tin' Chinese Silver Needle Tea 2oz

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Showcase these beautiful tins in your kitchen and impress even the fussiest of tea drinking guest!

Chinese Silver Needle (Yin Zhen) is widely considered the best white tea in the world. It is a beauty to regard with the fuzzy buds. The light brew is a subtle and slightly sweet delight. White tea is only picked during few days each year, and this is typically done ceremoniously in early spring, making it so very rare and highly prized. The aroma has light sweetness mixed subtle vegetal notes, like wet sweet hay or cotton candy. There are also light floral notes of honeysuckle. It’s widely known that drinking tea can have a huge effect on your health and even your mood. White tea has the lightest amount of processing of all teas and retains nearly all of the antioxidant power of the original tea leaves, making it the most effective cancer fighter of all tea varieties; richer in antioxidants than green tea and loaded with health benefits. Incorporate 2-3 cups of the best white tea in the world, HARNEY & SONS Chinese Silver Needles, to your day and reap the rewards.

4oz produces around 45 cups of tea.
It was 25 years ago that John Harney made the decision to found HARNEY & SONS. He had worked for others all of his life and felt it was time to run his own show. Since he had worked with Stanley Mason at Sarum Tea for 13 years, he understood the basics of tea. However "tea" back then was much different. China had opened only recently and there were few teas coming out there at the time. So Taiwan was the source of the basic "Chinese" teas: Gunpowder, Oolongs, and keemun. These teas did not taste like the real thing, but rather, were a version. The Taiwanese had not yet begun to make the great greenish oolongs that they do today. India's teas were still strongly influenced by the British, so Darjeelings and Assams were dark and monotone, just right for milk and sugar. The Indians had only just begun to experiment with changing style of teas to make the teas taste more seasonal and more flavourful. Japan kept its Senchas to themselves. So back in 1983, the tea world did not offer many great teas. And that was fine, because few people drank tea. How that has changed, and for the better. The world of tea has expanded considerably in the last 25 years. John Harney stays committed to offering the finest teas. His love of tea has spread to his family and Harney customers’ worldwide, serving tea in many of the world’s finest names in hospitality, foodservice and retail. HARNEY & SONS have a tradition of tea that will endure elevating an ordinary cuppa in to a luxurious sensory experience. HARNEY & SONS Fine Teas has finally reached New Zealand and has been available for the past few years.
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