Silver Needles
Organic White Tea
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Silver Needles
Silver Needles
Silver Needles
Silver Needles

Widely esteemed for its delicate appearance, elegant sweetness and noble character, Silver Needles tea is comprised of pure, individually plucked tea buds harvested only in the early springtime.

Reserve white tea with a sublime,

sweet flavor and rich, savory finish

About this tea

Silver Needles tea is a traditional Tribute Tea—a tea so precious it was reserved for the Emperor and the royal family. Made of individually plucked tea buds harvested only in the early springtime, it takes over 30,000 buds to produce one kilogram of Silver Needles. Our Silver Needles is unique in that it is sourced from Menghai and Mengku broad leaf varietal ancient tea tree groves in the remote, mountainous Yunnan Province of China. Like old grape vines, ancient tea trees yield complexities not found in other tea cultivars. This tea's sweet, nectar-like flavor and fruity aroma are examples of that varietal expression. Silver Needles is exceedingly rare and beloved by tea connoisseurs.


Jinggu, Pu'er County, China

Caffeine Level


Based on a 8oz cup of tea made with suggested steeping method relevant to the tea type. An average cup of coffee contains about 90 – 120 mg / 8oz cup.

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Traditional Preparation

Add 6g tea per 320ml (11oz) water into a Glass or Porcelain Teapot.

Use water cooled to 185°F

Infuse for 3-4 minutes. Repeat for another 3+ infusions, increasing the steeping time by 30 seconds with each additional infusion.

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Pu'er County, China

Jinggu tea production in Pu'er County, Yunnan is a centuries-old tradition that has garnered worldwide recognition for authentic Pu’er tea and modern white and red teas. The fertile soil and ideal climate of the region contribute to the exceptional quality of Jingu tea. The tea farmers in this area have honed their skills for generations of more than 1000 years and the wide variety of indigenous tea tree cultivars make Jingu a very unique tea origin for Rishi Tea.

Region Details


Southwestern China


1400-1500 meters


February - May


Jinggu Da Bai, Chang Ye Bai Hao, Huang Ya, Zu Ya, Indigenous Assamica