White Tea

White teas: traditional, bud-set loose leaf  – Baihao Yinzhen (White Needle) & newer styles – Pai Mu Tan (White Peony). Also Assam and Ceylon varieties.
These extraordinary white teas are harvested for only a few days each year when the buds are white with the down of new growth. They are just withered, then dried, often out in the sun and gentle breezes. They are not rolled, in fact great care is taken to avoid bruising them. The buds and young leaves have low caffeine levels, the tea hardly oxidising. White teas are very pale tea with a distinctly delicate flavour. White tea is the purest of green teas containing white buds of the emerging young tea leaves. It is very rare as it can be picked on only a few days of the year when the weather conditions are right.
China is justly famous for its beautifully subtle and young white teas. Fujian Province is home to the famous white tea Baihao Yinzhen – White Down Silver Needles, this truly is the white tea of emperors and is only harvested if the climatic conditions are perfect. White teas have their spiritual home in Fujian Province although production has extended beyond to Anhui, Zhejiang and Yunnan provinces. The latter produces the lovely White Dragon. Famous growing areas of India such as Assam and Darjeeling have also developed considerable skills in the production of superb white teas. We have an example of each as well as a traditionally produced budset Ceylon white tea.
To make white tea use boiled water that has come off the boil for two minutes. Infuse from three to seven minutes. White tea is best drunk after an evening meal or late at night. White teas contain around the same level of caffeine as green teas. This makes them good for drinking late at night.

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    Kenya White Tea Lelsa Silver Tip

    Kenya White Tea Lelsa Silver Tip: A rare Kenyan white tea. Lelsa ...

    £11.55£27.64 View Details

    ceylon white tea

    Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle

    Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle: Budset white. Oodoowerre is a beautiful, ...

    £19.16£37.83 View Details

    Pai Mu Tan white tea

    Pai Mu Tan white tea

    Pai Mu Tan white tea: White Peony. Produced in the Zheng Huo ...

    £6.15£13.87 View Details

    White silver needles tea

    Baihao Yinzhen, White Silver Needles tea

    Baihao Yinzhen: White Silver Needles tea. This famous budset silver needles tea ...

    £14.49£29.35 View Details

    China White Snow Bud tea

    China White Snow Bud tea

    Snow White Snow Bud tea: fresh green, silvery and tippy. It is ...

    £6.95£15.64 View Details

    Yunnan White Dragon tea

    Yunnan White Dragon tea

    Yunnan White Dragon tea: one of China's finest white teas. Yunnan Province ...

    £6.23£14.33 View Details

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    China White Tea White Wings

    China White Tea: White Wings. Originating from Yunnan Province. This China white ...

    £8.67£18.77 View Details

    Assam White Tea Mothola

    Assam White tea, Mothola

    Assam White Tea: Mothola, beautifully light, notably malty. Long white velvety buds ...

    £19.38£38.24 View Details

FeeFo Feedback

Feedback has been compiled from 26 customer reviews

DateProductScoreCustomer Comment

Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle

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Service rating : Best tea. Great service. Always have it in stock.
Product : Best tea. Great service. Buy it.

Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Tie Guan Yin oolong
  • China Keemun Peony tea
  • Darjeeling Castleton tea
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As usual, the tea arrived quickly, in a lovely pizza-style box, inside which are the wonderful 3-layer tea bags (paper, aluminium foil & mylar). BTW I HATE it when the website questions my spelling of aluminium. This is the bloody UK, twerps!
But to continue.
The Ti Kuan Yin (Tie Guan Yin, fooh!) is superb, a hearty greenish oolong. The Darj. is a repeat purchase, well-known on my shelf. The Keemun I haven't tasted for decades, & am looking forward to renewing my acquaintance. And the Oodoowerre... I am keenly anticipating this.
I shall report on the Greys webite in due course.

Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle

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Service rating : The best tea. Fantastic service. There was a mistake with the order which was promptly resolved with a little treat.
Product : The best tea at a reasonable price, after trying many of the same from different places.

Ceylon White Tea Oodoowerre Silver Needle

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The best Oodoowerre Silver Needle tea, at good prices, and always in stock.

Baihao Yinzhen - White Down Silver Needles tea

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Good Morning tea blend
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  • Darjeeling Castleton First Flush 2016
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Product:+

Site is pretty user friendly,
Shipping was swift.

Ceylon Oodoowerre Silver Needle white tea

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Really good

China Qi Lan Oolong tea

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • China Monkey Picked Oolong tea
  • Da Hong Pao (Royal Red Robe) oolong tea
  • Tie Guan Yin Toppest Oolong tea
  • Formosa Dong Ding (Tung Ting) Oolong tea
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Could be delivered in a cardboard box. £140 of tea in soft packaging could lead to damage of some of the tea.


On 18-Dec-2015 the supplier responded:
We do take on board your comments. However we have never had a problem with teas carefully packaged within a padded bag. We hope you enjoy your teas.

Richard Grey

Baihao Yinzhen - White Down Silver Needles tea

  • Customer also bought: .... :
  • Assam SFTGFOP Mangalam tea
Service:+
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Service rating : Reliable
Product : Good but not buttery enough for me.

Yunnan White Dragon tea

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Service rating : Tea arrived promptly and in good shape
Product : a lovely delicate tea for every day drinking

China Qi Lan Oolong tea

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  • Formosa Oolong Poppy tea
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Service rating : I have used Grey's Teas several time and will continue to do so as I find their service and teas very good.
Product : Very nice tea which re-brews well several times