Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle – Herbs & Kettles
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Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle
Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle
Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle
Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle
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Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle

Limited Edition Silver Needle is a white tea composed of buds only from Meghalaya. The most tender bugs have been carefully hand plucked, withered and dried. Notes of jasmine, wildflowers, honeysuckle, honey, hay, wheatgrass, holy basil, macadamia nuts, butter and sweet cream.

Although the box in the photo mentions 1,08 oz (30g), this was a printing error and there is 0.88 oz (25 g) of Meghalaya Limited Edition Silver Needle in the box.
0.88 oz (25 g) box
$20.00
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Origin

Meghalaya

Season - Autumnal Flush, November

Season

Autumnal Flush, November

Altitude -  3000-4000 ft

Altitude

3000-4000 ft

Cultivar - AV2

Cultivar

AV2

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Tea Type

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.

Dry leaves

Smooth, velvety, greenish-gray silvery buds with delicate white fine hairs. Exquisite floral and herbaceous aromas.

Wet leaves

Greenish-brown buds with a lovely floral aroma of jasmine, wild flowers and honeysuckle, mixed with herbaceous, honey and notes.

Tea liquor

Transparent with a pale yellow color and sweet floral and herbaceous aromas. The tea has a rich mouthfeel, is light bodied, with a silky texture and minimal astringency. The tea has a sweet taste with some salt and umami notes. The aromas and flavors are extremely delicate but complex. There are a burst of floral notes of jasmine, wildflowers and honeysuckle intermingled with sweet honey and holy basil. Later infusions also have undertones of macadamia nuts, butter and sweet cream. Some notes of sweet hay and wheat grass that are also appreciated.

Tasting Profile

Sweet - honey
Floral - jasmine, wildflowers, honeysuckle
Nutty & Milky - macadamia, butter, cream
Vegetal - holy basil, wheatgrass, hay

Caffeine Level

Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level Caffeine Level

Low

Make the perfect tea

Steeping Instructions

Western Style

Number of infusions per 2.5 g serving: 4-5

1
Quantity
Quantity

2.5 gms of tea (use a digital scale)

2
Temperature
Temperature

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)

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • 1st infusion:1-2 minutes
    Strain and enjoy
  • 2nd infusion:1 minute
  • 3rd infusion:1 minute

Gongfu Style

This whole leaf tea works great for the gongfu style of steeping tea.

1
Quantity
Quantity

We recommend 5 gm of tea

2
Temperature
Temperature

100 ml water (approximate 10-20 ml of water per 1 gm of tea) at 85°C - 90°C (or 185°F - 195°F).

3
Steeping Time
Steeping Time
  • Steep the tea for 10s, 15s, 20s, 30s, 45s, and then maybe a minute each time until the leaves lose their flavor.
Meghalaya

Origin

Where your tea comes from

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.

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Chaiwala Leopard

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.

Chaiwala Leopard

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