Kodanad Silver Needle Winter White Tea

description

This tea is one for critical appreciation. It has a lovely meadowy quality, every sip evoking feelings of taking a stroll through a lea on a bright and breezy sunny day.Its flavors are rounded but complex, crisp yet easy on the palate. And long after you finish the tea, it keeps you guessing about everything you have just experienced.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Soft and fresh. Evokes tree fruits and fresh cut grass in the attack and middle. Mellow hints of apricot jam can be felt towards the back.

appearance

Light gold

taste

The beginning starts off with clean notes before jasmine arrives in the middle. You'll notice this better if the tea is steeped at a slightly lower temperature than recommended. A fruity sweetness accompanies the floral notes, intensifying the experience of the cup. The flavors come full circle, ending clean, and leaving pleasant notes of Indian plum and pink rose on the palate.

COMPLEMENTS

Best enjoyed on its own or with a bowl of fresh fruit.

dry leaf

aroma

Clear notes of fresh cut grass and green bark besides hints of gardenia and milk chocolate.

appearance

Ash green buds with downy hair.

infusion

aroma

Warm, meadowy quality; mellow notes of fresh cut grass and garden flowers.

appearance

Pale olive green

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

2.75 tsp / 2.5 g

5 mins

Recommended number of steeps - two

condiments

Drink Plain

PICKING DATE
Feb 10, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Evening
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Frost
SKU NGWFKDW | GRADE Silver Needle | INVOICE I-1817

9 Reviews

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Likes

  • Great Aroma 7
  • Freshness 7
  • Smooth Body 4
  • High Quality 4
  • Unique Flavor Profile 4

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 4
  • Evening 2
  • Afternoon 1
  • Morning 1
  • Dessert Tea 0

Sivakumar

May 19, 2016

Wondrous tea for anytime!!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

It's fresh, fruity and overall its really great! I am very much fond of silver needle and this particular silver needle has a unique flavor of pure freshness and smooth. It has clear silvery hairs on it and well dissolves while brewing and a frabjous aroma.

Simone

April 16, 2016

Great Andy Time of the day

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

fruity, fresh and Mild

Ian

March 25, 2016

Interesting and slightly different silver needle tea.

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Very interesting silver needle - slight creaminess on the palate which is unusual, and quite pleasant in a tea. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Andrea

March 19, 2016

Overall a lovely tea!

Likes : Freshness.

The tea leaves are a subtle silvery white. The brew a crisp jasmine taste. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Luis

March 4, 2016

Great white tea. Very fragrant

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Great tasting tea. Smooth and fragrant

Julia

Oct. 10, 2015

Apricots!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

This white tea has a strong apricot smell. It has a very subtle, juicy fruit flavor with a smooth velvety texture.

Rachel

Sept. 13, 2015

clean and soothing

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Evening.

very light apricot aroma lily and white rose defintely come out if the brewing instructions are followed. Very impressed with this selection for my subscription

Carolyn

Sept. 12, 2015

Best tea ever

Likes : Freshness.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is simply the best tea that I have ever had. Beautiful subtle flavour which is best made with good water. I once tried it with fluoridated water and the taste was not as good. Our tank water however is perfect.

Alexander

May 4, 2015

A unique silver needle that has no equal.

Likes : Great Aroma.

Best Served : Evening.

I have always been a huge fan of any silver needle tea, and this one is no exception. It has a very unique flavor that is reminiscent of flowers. This is a white tea that is very low in caffeine so I like to enjoy it most in the evenings. The leaves themselves have silvery hairs on them that dissolve during the brewing process. The resulting cup has an intoxicating aroma with a great mouth feel. Whenever I meet someone that is not familiar with what premium tea can taste like, this is the blend that I reach for, because I am sure that it's flavor is simply irresistible/

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