Silver Tip White
Silver Tip White
Silver Tip White
Silver Tip White
Silver Tip White
Silver Tip White

Silver Tip White Loose Leaf White Tea

28 reviews
Regular price £10.49
(33p per cup)

200 in stock

The most delicate of all tea and loose leaf teas, unprocessed and crafted entirely from tender spring buds, high in the remote mountains of Fujian. Picked for only five days of the year, just before the buds unfurl to the first new leaves.

Also known as White Silver Needle and Baihao Yinzhen.

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20 March 2023
Gerald D.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mr Gerald Divall

I was diagnosed as allergic to tea some years ago., and denied my self that pleasure for a considerable time. However, since discovering Silver Tip tea I am now able to once again enjoy the Golden Cup. It's mild, but tasty, and Tea Time has, once again, been restored to my day. I highly recommend it, and the service I receive from the Rare Tea Co. Try it and see for yourself.

15 March 2023
Dominic W.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Absolutely lovely.

I bought this tea after reading Infused. Prepared both Gong Fu and grandpa style. It’s elegant, subtle and delicious. Highly recommend it.

08 February 2023
Gloria R.
United Kingdom United Kingdom


This has to be one of my favourite teas No bitterness just light and delicate . I would recommend tea lovers to definitely try this white tea.

12 January 2023
Chris M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Beautiful Tea, amazing flavour with light aromas

This is now my go to tea. I have always been an avid Earl Grey Fan but sampled this tea at a high end hotel in Edinburgh (who were kind enough to tell me where to purchase it!) and haven't looked back! You can re blend the leaves 3 times, so a small amount lasts me all day in a pot. The flavour is very light without ever being overpowering and each blend gives off a different taste without ever being too weak. Simply the best for me.

25 March 2022
Lawrence L.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Now I'm not the world's most sophisticated guy...

...but this tea could convince me otherwise, as well as the colleagues I can't help but rave about it to at work. The best comparison I can make is to a clean white wine without any harsh tannins, the flavour is delicate but not weak and it always leaves me feeling cleansed inside. I'm a fan of every tea I've purchased from Rare Tea but this is by far my favourite, and I strongly recommend it.

Tasting Notes

Remarkably delicate, with the sweetness of spring long stored over winter.


Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice. With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

33p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.

Delicate buds

Exceptionally pure


Fuding, Fujian

Our white silver tip is sourced from a farm high in the Fujian mountains near the village of Fuding. This is the 'champagne' of white tea regions. Everything from picking to sorting is done by hand to exacting traditional methods. Tea may have the same name and come from the same area, but like wine, not all tea is equal.


The taste of spring

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