Sweet, clean and extremely elegant white tea, with hints of peach and apricot.
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
£1 per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.
WHITE SILVER TIPS
The very first Rare Tea
We have been bringing White Silver Tips back from China since 2003. It was the very first tea Henrietta (our founder) sourced for Rare Tea Company.
When we began trading in 2004 it was such an extremely rare and esoteric tea that it was pretty much unheard of. People used to ask if white tea wasn’t just tea with milk?
Even within China White Silver Tip was and still is considered very rare tea indeed.
Henrietta was told she was crazy and no one would drink it. Thank heavens they were wrong.
Today it is one of our best-selling teas across the globe and still the tea Henrietta starts each day with.
Prices have gone up with the popularity. We are a victim of our own success. The very best selection of the first tips have become extremely sort after.
Popularity has grown within China, too, and its harder and harder to get the very best. But here it is.
Various Rare Teas
I always loved loose tea and have a collection of good teas from China. Lately, I read an inspiring book “Infused” by Henrietta Lovell. My adventure in Rare Tea has begun. So far I have tried Very Rare White Silver Tip, Silver Tip Jasmine White Tea, Rare Earl Grey, Malawi Antlers White Tea, Lost Malawi English Breakfast, Tie Guan Yin Oolong, Rare Spanish Almond Blossom. Each tea comes with expert brewing instructions and helpful tasting notes. The quality sings out clearly. Each tea has a distinctive flavour, clean cut taste, smooth, elegant and fragrant, just simple pleasure. Make time to have Rare Tea moments. I have shared Rare Teas with friends. Experimented with cold infusion and tea pairing. You don’t need to be a connoisseur to enjoy good loose tea. Rare Tea will be sure to make you a connoisseur.