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Silver Needle – an exquisite white tea | MDTEA

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Chinese Bai Hao White Tea

Brewing Guide

Add 3g of tea to 220ml of water, infuse at 80-85°c for 2-3mins

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Silver Needle – an exquisite white tea | MDTEA
Silver Needle – an exquisite white tea | MDTEA
Silver Needle – an exquisite white tea | MDTEA
Silver Needle – an exquisite white tea | MDTEA

Product Description

This exquisite white tea is one of the rarest and most desired teas in the world. It is only the young buds that are hand-picked, before dawn to limit exposure to the sun and on only a couple of days in Spring.

White tea is unoxidized and has very little intervention so is the most natural of all the teas. However as the buds are the most precious of the tea plant and as they are only picked on specific days of the year, they can command a high price.

The name Silver Needle comes from the tea's fuzzy white down that sparkles silver in the sunlight and it has a fabulous texture. Stroke the spindle-like bud before you brew it – it's like stroking a pet bunny rabbit!

It is often thought that white tea has less caffeine than black tea but the opposite is true. Silver Needle is bursting with goodness, including caffeine (not always a bad component) and L-Thianine, both of which can help with mental function and focus.

The taste of this delightful tea would certainly be described as mild but also has complexity. This variety has a soft, fruity and grassy taste profile with very little astringency and produces a light honey-coloured cup.


  • Ethical

    We care about the health and wellbeing of the people who grow and harvest our tea. Learn More

  • Sustainable

    Our teas and infusions are blended and packed to the highest standards in sustainability. We do not use plastic and our packaging is 100% recyclable or compostable. Learn More

  • Free shipping on orders over £29

    Meaning you only pay for the product delivered to your door.

Our Green Values

  • Health

  • Hand-blended and packed in the UK.

  • Environmentally sustainable

  • Our blenders have visited over 130 tea estates worldwide to ensure we are using suppliers that have a proven track record of quality and systems management.
  • A major part of this is employee welfare. It also gives us control over the quality of the finished product.
  • Our blenders are certified by SALSA (Safe And Local Supplier Approved) ensuring we can apply strict employee welfare standards to our own supply chain.
  • Our teas come from estates that strive to produce the very best quality and as such will get a proper premium for their teas – a portion of which is reinvested in the health and welfare of their employees.
  • Every ingredient can be traced back to source.
  • All of our suppliers are screened, with thorough documenting of their processes, and audited where deemed necessary.
  • The majority of our suppliers hold accreditation from the British Retail Consortium (BRC) or the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO) and many of the large tea growers are also members of Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance or involved in the Ethical Tea Partnership.
  • Our teas and infusions are blended and packed in – and delivered from – offices and a factory in the UK.
  • Both buildings were built to the highest possible energy efficiency standards. The office is built using locally sourced oak beams and handmade tiles.
  • Both also use a biomass boiler for heating, water and welfare facilities, with the boiler being fuelled by sustainable wood from the surrounding estate.
  • We do not use plastic and our packaging is 100% recyclable. We work with our stockists to re-use wholesale packaging as many times as possible.
  • Our fusu tea temples are made from plant-based materials.
High standards of welfare