Contains ultra-high antioxidant level of 13.3% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Breathtaking flavor with notes of honey, roasted nuts and Madagascar vanilla. A pot of Silverback White Tea is a revelation. The cup opens widely with breathtaking notes of honey, roasted nuts and Madagascar vanilla leading to a long smooth finish. Even for long-time tea tasters, a pot of Silverback White Tea is a revelation. The cup opens widely with breathtaking notes of honey, roasted nuts and Madagascar vanilla leading to a long smooth finish. The majority of Kenya's tea gardens are clustered on the slopes of the Great Rift Valley some 22% of the tea world's export supply is grown, roughly 349,000 tons of finished tea per year. Silverback is a true rarity. It is believed to be one of the rarest teas in the world - only 600 kgs of it are made on an annual basis from only the choicest white tips. The fresh leaf is hand plucked, hand rolled and dried naturally. The process is exceedingly laborious and even skilled tea artisans produce only about 1 kg per day. Grown with no pesticides needed/used due to high altitudes.
Country of Origin: Kenya
Grade: Hand sorted white tips
Altitude: 5600' - 6500' ft. above sea level
Manuf. Type: Handcrafted
Infusion: Light with African dawn gold notes
Ingredients: Luxury white green tea
An Ethical Tea Partnership and Fair Trade Tea.
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoon) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.