Silver Buds Raw Pu'er - 2014
Yet another top-shelf tea procured by us during our April 2012 tea buying trip in China. This is our 3rd production of a silver needle tea. The 2008 and the 2011 editions of this are aging so well and this one will follow in their footsteps for sure as a little brother. We chose this material and had only 20 kgs pressed at a small pu'er workshop in SW China.
This tea is very tasty and both new and old raw pu'er drinkers will find their senses satisfied in a way that only Yong de area grown teas can accomplish. While many will brew this with boiling water, others will be happier with this in its smoother form at temps between 175 and 190. Try it both ways! Experiment.
This tea is entirely hand-processed from the picking of the sun-dried buds to the pressing with old stone molds.
Basic Brewing Instructions:
Loose, white tea should be given a 10 second rinse with the same temperature water as used for brewing.
160˚-175˚ F water temperature.
Use 1 Tbsp. per 8oz. of filtered water.
Recommended first steeping of 30 seconds -1minute. Add 30 seconds for each subsequent infusion up to 3 minutes.
Tea brewing is meant to be a joyful exploration. There are no hard and fast rules. Experiment with the quantity of tea that you use, and steeping times. Enjoy discovering what your preferences are. They may change day to day.