Jasmine Silver Needle Loose Leaf Tea
Soft and fragrant
This Chinese tea is pretty special. Combining two of our favourite flavours, Jasmine and Silver Needle White Tea. The white tea leaves are picked at dawn on just two days of the year, they are then intertwined with jasmine blossom and left to dry in the sun.
The tea leaves are long silvery single buds with a fresh, jasmine aroma. Our Jasmine Silver Needle tea has a distinctive floral, sweet character with a delicate, smooth texture. Perfect for those moments where you need some “me time”. The tea leaves can be resteeped multiple times.
Fun fact: Jasmine flowers contain both types of reproductive organs yet cannot self-pollinate. Butterflies and bees fret not!
I hear white teas have antiaging properties. What even is white tea?
Famed for numerous health benefits, White tea has a deliciously delicate, sweet, refreshing taste. The least processed of all teas, the hand-picked leaves are barely touched and avoid the twisting, rolling and steaming process that other tea types undergo. White teas are often mistakenly referred to as unoxidised. However, due to the minimal processing, enzymes remain within the leaf and naturally experience oxidation. So white teas are slightly more oxidised than green teas, who knew?
Want the title of tea aficionado? Check out our blog on the manufacturing process of tea. You never know, it could just come up at the next pub quiz!
Life is too short to drink bad tea, how to make the perfect white tea
Step 1: Use one teaspoon per cup.
Step 2: Use freshly drawn boiled water that has been cooled to 70-80ºC. (Using boiling water can damage the leaves)
Step 3: Avoid oversteeping, we recommend 90 seconds. Taste it and then decide if you’d like to steep a little longer.
Arghhhh my worst nightmare, you’re out of stock!
Tea monsters, don’t fret if you find we’re out of stock, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll let you know when this delicious tea is back in stock. It is also available at Ocado and we’re always working on finding additional stockists.
If you haven't already, check out our other white tea, White Peony tea, and see how it compares
We’re a nation of tea monsters consuming over 165 million cuppas every year and growing. To keep up with the worlds growing love affair with tea in a socially just and environmentally sustainably way, the Ethical Tea Partnership was formed. Working with individual tea estates, we help producers & smallholder farmers raise their performance against international social & environmental standards to produce ethical tea, as well as address key issues holding back tea sustainability in the global tea producing regions. Funded by us and the other members, this training and support is free for the tea producers (yay).
Last year we were in the office discussing single use plastics and knew that we had to address this in any way we could. We coined the umbrella term guilt-free sipping to cover all our commitments to the environment going forwards. One of the biggies is removing pesky plastic from our packaging completely this year, we already have 100% biodegradable and compostable teabags and takeaway cups.
Ingredients: Each box contains 37.5g of loose leaf white tea
Storage instructions: Keep away from moisture (until it lands in your cup!) We recommend you store your white tea in an opaque, airtight container. It might look pretty in glass, but the light damages the tea leaves and subsequent taste. Nooooooo!