White Tea

Jasmine Silver Needle

Mellow, Floral, Refreshing Yinpan Garden, Yunnan, China
Delicately crafted, our Jasmine Silver Needle uses the sweetest, spring picked white tea buds. Scented with fresh jasmine flowers, the result is a serene infusion with notes of honeyed apple and an intense jasmine aroma.

Jasmine Silver Needle

茉莉银针白茶

Our Jasmine Silver Needle is composed of perfect, downy buds from China's Yunnan province that are freshly picked in spring then simply dried. In summer, the tea is carefully transported to neighbouring Guangxi province and laid with a bed of fresh jasmine flowers for five consecutive nights. This creates a serene infusion that balances the sweet white tea buds with the stunningly fragrant jasmine aroma. Delicate and soothing, this tea is the perfect partner for a moment of calm focus.

  • Cultivar - Yun Kang
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 10%

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Fine, strikingly silver, downy buds.

  • Aroma

    Fragrant jasmine with a hint of summer fruitiness.

  • In the Cup

    A soft silvery-yellow colour.

  • Taste

    Soothing jasmine and summer fruit, with classic white tea flavours of cucumber and melon.

Origin

Our Jasmine Silver Needle is composed of perfect, downy buds from China's Yunnan province that are freshly picked in spring then simply dried. In summer, the tea is carefully transported to neighbouring Guangxi province and laid with a bed of fresh jasmine flowers for five consecutive nights. This creates a serene infusion that balances the sweet white tea buds with the stunningly fragrant jasmine aroma. Delicate and soothing, this tea is the perfect partner for a moment of calm focus.

  • Cultivar - Yun Kang
  • Picked - Spring
  • Oxidisation level - 10%

Origin

Tasting notes

  • What to Look For

    Fine, strikingly silver, downy buds.

  • Aroma

    Fragrant jasmine with a hint of summer fruitiness.

  • In the Cup

    A soft silvery-yellow colour.

  • Taste

    Soothing jasmine and summer fruit, with classic white tea flavours of cucumber and melon.

The perfect cup

  • Measure 4g or 3tsp per cup (250ml)
  • Heat water to 80°C
  • Infuse tea for 3 minutes
  • You can re-infuse this tea once

Customer Reviews

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    8 months ago

    Calmness at hand!

    Just smelling the leaves creates a sense of calmness but the taste is beautiful, light and relaxing. Becoming a true Jing fan.
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    2 years ago

    Best Jasmine Tea Ever

    I agree with Nicky this tea has a beautiful flavour even after 3 infusions. Best tasting Jasmine for me.
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    2 years ago

    Delicate and fragrant

    This Jasmine tea is beautiful, fragrant and delicate flavour. It has a nice place colour and is very refreshing to drink. I prefer the loose tea tom the teabags, I find the bags a little on the strong side for me, having said that, I can top up with fresh water several times.
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    5 years ago

    Mrs

    Very efficient website. Quick delivery. Had this tea for years. It is my treat to start every day! Staff very helpful if need assistance. Thank you
    25/09/15 Still very efficient, and very polite on the phone if I contact them. Delivery fast.The odd voucher might be appreciated by retuning long standing customers, I think.Thanks
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    5 years ago

    My absolute favourite

    The best jasmine tea I've had. Best flavour is on the first infusion I find but it still tastes lovely after 3 infusions.
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    5 years ago

    Beautiful tea!

    I had this tea at a hotel at the weekend. It is divine...the aroma and taste. The last time I tasted jasmine tea like this was as a child over 35 years ago and I drink jasmine tea regularly. I am so happy to find a jasmine tea of this quality. Thank you!
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    5 years ago

    Excellent

    I have been drinking this tea daily since 2006 and ordering it from Jing Tea ever since.I think that sums it up !
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    5 years ago

    silver needle

    One of the nicest jasmine teas I have ever purchased. I am a customer for life!
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    5 years ago

    lovely!

    Two of my favourite teas in one place.. delightful
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    5 years ago

    Luxury taste: Everday

    The quality of the tips is exceptional, allowing for multiple infusions. The taste is light and fragrant. Simply the finest Tea you can have. I experienced Jing Silver Needle tea in Malaysia, staying at a hotel. Now I can finally enjoy that flavour again in the UK.
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    5 years ago

    Jasmine silver needle

    This tea was my first purchase. I now keep a supply and treat all my friends when they visit. I joke they come for the tea, not to see me ! It is utterly delicious. Since then I have purchased Assam, Earl Grey,Lemon and Ginger, Lapsang,Chai, all are delicious, proper teas. And Jing service excellent.
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    5 years ago

    Best white tea

    This is simply the best white tea. It is so delicate and fragrant. Reminded me of the tea I had a child. I never knew what it was just that it was handpicked jasmine leaves from China. Many years later I stayed in a hotel in Mayfair, London and this hotel won awards for their High tea and tea blends. At long last I found the tea I have been looking for. 5 stars
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    6 years ago

    best silver needle in UK

    Great quality and flavour as with many of Jing's tea. I never tire of this and Jing's method of packaging maintains freshness and delicate taste.
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    7 years ago

    Wonderful Tea

    This really is the most wonderful tea. A very delicate flavour it is absolutely my favourite tea. I love it!
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    8 years ago

    Clean elegant Iced Tea

    For me this tea really shines as an Iced tea a 3g cold infusion over night/ 8 hours worked wonders and a second infusion more subtle again. As regards ice tea the focus on Jings website is towards to fruit teas but for my money this tea really shines in a cold infusion and in this weather what could be better
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    9 years ago

    The taste of Spring

    Subtle and dainty, yet utterly sublime, drinking Jing‰'s Moli Yin Zhen is an exquisite experience for the taste buds. A fresh, uplifting taste is felt as the flavours of this tea caress the roof of your mouth and then, like a cascade of spring blossoms, hints of light fruit and vanilla fall around the mouth. Just like the members of a world-class orchestra, the flavours of this tea combine and complement each other to create something truly unique with each sip bringing you closer to that feeling of a warm spring morning. Because the flavours of this tea are so exquisite, I like to make it in a simple manner, letting the leaves flow freely within really warm water for around 5 minutes before using a traditional tea strainer; there‰'s nothing I love more than taking in the sweet spring aroma of this tea whilst I'm letting it slowly brew in an old-fashioned ceramic teapot. And to top it off, the perfect companion for the spring sensation taste of this tea is a homemade oatmeal biscuit (and, if possible, a warm spring morning!).
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    10 years ago

    Most delicious tea Ive ever tasted

    I tried Jing tea for the first time, at the Westin Hotel in Melbourne (they have it in the rooms). It is so delicate and delicious in taste - that I just had to take all the complementary teas they left us, so we could savour them at home (and also get online to order more!) My husband loved the Early Grey - but the website has so much on offer, I think well be purchasing a great deal more than just the two flavours we tried at the hotel.
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    10 years ago

    There was nothing not to love about this blend...

    So let me preface this review by saying that I am exhausted today. I also have a headache, achy muscles and am generally irritated by all people that I come in contact with. This is largely due to an iron deficiency that has been kicking me arse for the past few weeks. Anyway, I am not wanting to play around with caffeine tonight and risk not being able to get to sleep later. As I thought through my tea options that were less caffeinated, one sample immediately came to mind. Yep, you guessed it---Jing's Jasmine Silver Needle. If you are not familiar with JING, then I might suggest that you become familiar with them and especially if you are one that loves pure, unflavored tea. I constantly have a Wish List that includes a number of their items that I have tried through Teaviews and many that I am DYING to try!!When I fished my sample of this out and opened it up, I was greeted by the aroma of the fragrant jasmine. The jasmine aroma is perhaps a bit more citrusy than I am used to coming across. Often, many blends featuring jasmine have an aroma of nothing other than that of some very strong, fragrant jasmine. This one is a little more delicate and relaxing, I prepared this using water brought to 175 degrees and infused the needles in my JING Glass One-Cup Teapot Set (that I love, love, love tyvm) for a full 3 min. The jasmine in this is really quite exquisite. It is not a dominating, in-your-face jasmine, but is more subdued and rather delightful. More than I noticed citrus notes in the prepared cup, I noticed a sweetness that I was having hard time pinpointing as either white chocolate or vanilla. Then I read on Jing's website that what I was tasting were some soft, mellow vanilla notes. These notes are not there in a creamy way, but more of a silky way. The silver needle itself is of a nice quality and is sweet and velvety. I kept tasting hints of melon in the cup that I suspect were actually coming from the silver needle. If I were to pinpoint the melon, I would call it more honeydew than cantaloupe.This tea totally reminded me of why silver needle is truly the Cadillac of white teas. It is so softly sweet and velvety. It is quietly powerful and just plain delicious. There was nothing not to love about this blend---the silver needle was exquisite and offered up delicious melon notes. The jasmine was not overpowering and had some truly unique citrus and vanilla notes. Overall, I found this cup to be very silky and sexy--- it is unequivocally the best Jasmine Silver Needle offering that I've tried. Highly recommend.
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    10 years ago

    Elegant, delicate, healthy and flavoursome.

    This is truly a tea to be savoured. The subtle blend of flavours change depending on the brew. No two cups taste exactly the same but all of them are an experience to be enjoyed in the moment. It is a tea that can be taken throughout the day, on its own or with a meal. Silver Needle Jasmine tea is, without doubt, unique, outstanding and of superb quality. Very highly recommended.
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