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Almost all white teas come from China. However, there are a few white teas made in other regions. This one is made in the island nation of Sri Lanka. In tea tradition and lore this island is known as Ceylon. In the the mountains and hills, a few teamakers attempt white tea. They send their pluckers out to scour the fields to find the few plants that make a big bud. This is much harder work than in Fuding, China where the hills are covered with the tea plants that make white tea.
Dry Leaves There are no leaves, only slender, slightly curved silver buds that are just over an inch long. Since there are less of the downy tricomes than in other white teas, Ceylon Silver Tips look more like tiny skewers than the pussy willows associated with Chinese Silver Needle.
Liquor The liquor is the lightest possible with just hints of pale yellow.
Aroma Ceylon Silver Tips has the gentlest citrus-spice suggestion of oranges stuck with cloves and wafts subtle sweetness.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body We find that the body is a medium light, somewhere in between the gossamer Silver Needle and the rounder Bai Mudan.
Flavors There are hints, just hints, of oranges and cloves, but also green grapes and honeycrisp apples and some floral notes at the finish.
Brewing Time 2 to 3 minutes
Brewing Temperature 175° F

Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips

A rare white tea with a light, sweet, sublime flavor. Another rare tea plucked and made just for us. These are the terminal buds of the tea bushes grown high in Ceylon. They are handled carefully so the bud remains whole and will become silvery. Since there is no leaf, there is no traditional tea flavor.
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Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips - loose tea sample 16
Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips - loose 2 oz tin 4
Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-051
$4.00
Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips - loose 2 oz tin
SKU: 44207
$30.00
Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41611
$173.00

Customer Reviews

Steve

9/13/12

Really great
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A great treat, especially when hosting tea drinkers who thought they've had everything. So light and delicate, big fun.

Janet

2/4/10

Worth the money!
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When I took the first sip, I said, This is wonderful! I have to buy it NOW!. Very light, sweet and comforting. Glad the 10% off offer is on!

David

12/5/09

Great Choice for Green Tea Lovers
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I usually enjoy Sencha and Korean green tea everyday, but when I discovered white tea, I mix it up because white tea is very neutral and naturally sweet. It is quite aromatic and very calming. Not a bitter tang in any sip.

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