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Autumnal Flush, November
Whole leaf white tea, buds only
Our silver needle white tea from Meghalaya is so sublime, an absolute treasure and is definitely for those who enjoy the finer things in life. The tea is delicate, has a rich mouthfeel with complex floral, herbaceous, honey and buttery notes.
Crafted at a boutique tea garden situated on the Umiam lake in the Khasi Hills of Meghalaya, our Limited Edition Silver Needle is extremely rare and unique. It is composed of the most tender and youngest tea buds. While other teas go through an oxidation process this tea is very natural. The tender buds are hand plucked and then withered and sundried at the same time. A very small lot of silver needle tea is made every year in the winter and sometimes early spring, making this a very special, micro ghani batch.
Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 4-5
2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)
120-150 ml (4-5 fl-oz) or 1/2 or 2/3rd cup of water at 80°C - 85°C (or 175°F - 185°F)
This whole leaf tea works great for the gongfu style of steeping tea.
We recommend 5 gm of tea
100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).
This tea was plucked by a small team of 13 pluckers working at a boutique tea garden Meghalaya. A hidden gem, located in the picturesque East Khasi Hills, on the banks of the Umiam -Lake, the tea garden specializes in small batches (ghani batches) of tea, as it pays meticulous attention to the harvesting and processing aspects, so as to craft the most unique and magnificent teas of unparalleled quality. Meghalaya is extremely picturesque and has great biodiversity with the garden hidden amongst otherwise untouched rainforest. Meghalaya lies between Darjeeling and Assam and is known as the ‘Abode of Clouds.’ Lush jungles, golden-green paddy fields, windswept highlands, and verdant valleys, Meghalaya is a breathtaking sight.
The Clouded Leopard is the state animal of Meghalaya and an extremely shy, nocturnal, and tree-dwelling species. It is endangered with only about 10,000 remaining in the wild.