Sweet + Smoky

[Fuding 2014] Silver Needle

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Rated 5.0 stars
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$34

Recommended for sweet and floral tea enthusiasts who want the very best experience of aged white tea

Who doesn’t love springtime? The buds after a long winter energize your soul, and the sweet scent of daffodils brings you delight. A cup of our aged Silver Needle will bring you back the memories of springtime: a moment full of bright, sweet, and refined flavors. Its initial honeysuckle note brings you to a fresh botanical garden with the aroma of toasted buttery French croissant. Its flavors are delicately balanced yet full-bodied with a beautiful smoky aftertaste, like a carefully charred marshmallow. Aged for 8 years, this Silver Needle has rich honey notes, often missing from fresh white tea. 

To make this Silver Needle, the artisans from Taimu Mountain in Fuding, the home of Chinese white tea, hand-plucked these young first flush buds one by one in the early spring. A prime harvest of delicate, needle-shaped silver buds with no mature leaves or stem, it is considered the jewel of white teas. Once reserved for imperial dignitaries, its rarity and craftsmanship give this luxurious white tea its exceptional taste and quality.

Tasting Notes:  honeysuckle, freshly baked croissant, bonfire s'mores

Terroir  Taimu Mountain, Fuding City, Fujian
Elevation  2,500 ft
Varietal  Fuding Da Bai
Vintage  Spring 2014
Aging Potential  20-30 years

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1oz / 28g yields 50+ cups

Ingredients  Aged White Tea

Brewing Guide  We recommend using Gaiwan teaware to enjoy the subtle changes in flavor over multiple infusions. To learn more about our brewing technique, visit Our Brewing.

Mansa Tea's Brewing Guide for [Fuding 2014] Silver Needle

Serving Size  Each serving (3g) can be steeped 5-7 times over a day

Delivery Timeline

Due to COVID-19, the updated delivery timeline is as follows:

  • US  2-5 business days
  • Canada  5-10 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)
  • Worldwide  10-20 business days (Standard) / 3-5 business days (Express)

We ship out the next business day morning. 

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Shipping Fee

Our regular shipping fee is as follows:

  • US  $9, or free shipping over $75 purchase
  • Worldwide  quoted at checkout, or free shipping over $150 purchase

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  • AA
    Alex A.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    1 year ago
    [Fuding 2014] Silver Needle - Aged White Tea

    Hi Ashley, Your aged white teas are FANTASTIC! I had some of your [Fuding 2014] Silver Needle - Aged White Tea with Gabrielle. Never had a white tea rich in honey notes! Thank you again, Ashley!

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    A.J.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Good Light Tea

    Aged 5 years. What is there not to like? Good pick.

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    Mansa Tea
    10 months ago
    Hi AJ, Thank you for your short but sweet review. We're happy to hear that you enjoyed our Fuding 2014 Silver Needle. We hope to hear from you again soon!
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    April C.
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    What a luxurious experience!

    This silver needle is just amazing. It looks so luxurious with these tiny furs on the buds. And when you brew it, each bud almost looks like a fresh bud on a tree. You can also taste the quality. It has a complex flavor profile with smokey, buttery, and sweet flavors.

    The previous reviewer said this is light, but I would actually say that this tea has a lot more depth and body than most white teas out there. But perhaps compared to the White Peony in reference it is slightly less so.

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    Mansa Tea
    10 months ago
    Hi April, Thank you for your fantastic feedback. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed the Fuding 2014 Silver Needle and found it to be luxurious and flavorful! We do take note and love to hear different taste reviews from each of our customers. You can also check out some other great selections of teas on our website. Thank you again for your review!
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    Amanda
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    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Delicate and light tea

    I gifted this tea to my friend who likes delicate and light teas, and she loved it. I personally prefer a stronger white tea, so my go-to is Fuding White Peony. But Fuding Silver Needle is perfect for you if you are looking for a light-bodied, delicate tea!

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    Mansa Tea
    10 months ago
    Hi Amanda, Thank you for your wonderful review. We're glad to hear that your friend enjoyed the tea, and we appreciate the feedback! For your strong white tea preference, have you tried our Fuding 2015 White Peony tea? We think you’d enjoy it too.
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