Silver tips white tea

the great white

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£1.30 to £9.50

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Grown in the Fujian province of China, tea buds are plucked within two hours of sprouting, then withered naturally in the sun. If your usual white tea appears green in your cup, then it is green tea; this, however, is the genuine article. Possibly one of our most exclusive teas - refreshing, light and aromatic.

Louise the tea taster says

how does it taste?

Refreshing, light and aromatic – think peaches and apricots. Very pure. We have chosen to bring you genuine white rather than green tea masquerading as white tea. If your white tea looks green in the cup, then it is green tea - watch out for fakes.

good if you're feeling

Impure of thought, word or deed. Forget the rosary and the Hail Marys – redeem yourself with a cup of this gorgeous white tea, crammed full of antioxidants.

How we like it

Drink pure. Adding anything would be like drawing glasses on the Mona Lisa.


Just cover one tea temple with water just off the boil and infuse for 3 minutes. Remove temple and top-up glass with iced water. Garnish with cucumber slices.

Brew Time

  • tea temple - 1 per person. Brew for 3 mins, best with water at 80 degrees C. (If you don't have a fancy kettle or thermometer to hand, grabbing the kettle just before it boils will do the job!) 
  • loose tea - 2 rounded teaspoonfuls per person, infuse for 3+ minutes.

Whole leaves take longer to brew, but the little wait is definitely worth it. 

  • Brew for 3+ minutes
    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • Water just off the boil - 80 degrees
    Water just off the boil - 80 degrees
  • Calories 0
    0 calories per cup
  • Sourced from the mountains surrounding the town of Fuding, in the Fujian province of China.
      White tea from Fujian, China  
  • what's in it?

    silver tips white tea from the Fujian Province, China

  • nutritional content per 100ml

    • 0 kcal
    • 0 sugar
    • 0 fat
    • trace carbohydrate
  • Allergens

    dairy free, gluten free, suitable for vegetarians and vegans. Made in a factory that handles nuts.


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the difference is clear

* * * * * by adam • 16th July 2015

“I have been mainly a heavy coffee drinker for many years and I've never really cared much for tea.
I decided to give white tea a try from a review I had seen stateing the health benifits.
I was dubias when I saw the price of white tea but decided to purchase a box anyway; best decision I have made in a long wile. I was surprised to be amazed by the taste, the "pure" description is the only way I think you can describe it.
It is one of the few products I've ever tasted wher you can actuly taste the quality, I look forward to placing my first order online after my first box is done”

Delicate and Light

* * * * * by • 14th May 2010

“I have never tried a white tea before so I was pleasantly surprised with Teapigs Silver Tips white tea - an aboslutely gorgeous blend that's very refreshing and moreish. Another one I'll be stocking up on. TEAriffic.”


* * * * * by Carol • 1st January 1970

“For me, this is somewhere in between the mao feng green tea and the jasmine pearls tea. It's very light, refreshing and even if I leave the tea bag in there it does not go bitter. It is not cheap, I do appreciate the quality and taste however!”

Can't go a day without it

* * * * * by Jennie Milward • 30th April 2013

“At the first sip I wasn't sure but as the cup went down my liking went up. I now have a cup every morning and feel refreshed afterwards. I also read online it helps with weight loss, impurities, skin issues so not only does it taste yummy it can make you look and feel better as well.”

vivid dreams

* * * * * by Jacqueline Kellett • 11th May 2013

“Started having this before bed (trying to stop snacking).
Wasn't sure if you took it with milk but I chose not too, it's got an almost creamy texture to it.
Had to cut back having it before sleeping as it really affected my dreams, think inception!!”

Absolutely wonderful

* * * * * by Bruni de la Motte • 6th January 2013

“Ever since I tasted this wonderful tea a few weeks ago I have changed my breakfast beverage. I drink it every day and love it. One temple makes a small pot of tea in the morning and I use the same temple to make another cup at lunchtime. So amazing good value!”

Light and delicate

* * * * * by Lisa • 12th September 2013

“I really like this tea it doesn't taste of much but that's why I like it as I find it very light and delicate making a lovely tea first thing in the morning.”

Oh Wow, what a find

* * * * * by • 8th December 2009

“I love this tea. I found it at our local farm shop (Osney Lodge Farm), and decided to give it a go. Expensive for tea bags, but worth every penny. Light and delicate, nice and clean. The wife saw this and got me a whole load of different templates to try for my Birthday! Second Brew actually tastes better than the first, so the bags keep on going.

Try it, you will not believe the difference from other white teas!”

The best I've found.

* * * * * by Olivia Bohannon • 5th December 2015

“I'm completely mad on tea. Especially the more traditional stuff. I've tried so many teas and different brands, a lot of which have tasted dry and bitter.
I first got this tea in a supermarket in tea temple form and loved how the leaves swelled in the temple, filling it up. It's a gorgeously smooth tea, nothing like the naff stuff I've found from Clipper and other brands. I've bought the tea loose this time around (because it's slightly less wastage) and despite how pricey it is, it's really worth it for me.
I like to enjoy this tea in the mornings on days I'm not having my TeaPigs matcha. When it runs out I'll be trying out the "small batch" white tea. :)”

THE best tea i've had.

* * * * * by David Johannes • 26th March 2012

“Some of the reviews i've read here are embarrassing to say the least. This tea is amazing. The purest and most refreshing i've had-and i've had a fair few! Comparing other white teas and green teas to this is akin to comparing tap water with filtered water. I highly recommend.”

Best White Tea on the Market

* * * * * by John Davies • 19th January 2012

“Puts Clippers and Twinnings white tea to shame.

Really is worth paying the extra!!
Mostly impressed, will deffo be buying again!”

THE best tea i've had.

* * * * * by David Johannes • 26th March 2012

“Some of the reviews i've read here are embarrassing to say the least. This tea is amazing. The purest and most refreshing i've had-and i've had a fair few! Comparing other white teas and green teas to this is akin to comparing tap water with filtered water. I highly recommend.”

organic silver tips.

* * * * * by • 6th January 2007

“lovely. very soft tea. not good if you like strong builders tea but a nice relaxing tea.”

White tea may help combat obesity, say experts

* * * * * by • 1st May 2009

“An article in todays Telegraph may be of interest, follow the link:”

A Convert Writes

* * * * * by • 6th October 2008

“I've been a breakfast tea/ PG Tips man all my life but found this site and in addition to my usual tried a couple of samplers.

This stuff is brilliant, I can't really describe it other than to say its far lighter and more refreshing than a green tea, but with a far more complex flavour.

Oddly I find myself craving this instead of my usual coffee, which I'd slug several shots of a day from a nice Nespresso machine. Great stuff and given me the urge to try a few others, the popcorn one is quite nice too.

Give it a go.”

My favourite

* * * * * by • 12th January 2009

“So very good for you, it tastes gorgeous too. I have it as soon as I wake up. So refreshing it's almost a spiritual experience! Calming, soothing and deep-cleansing.”


* * * * * by • 20th March 2008

“...enough said!

If you're not in the mood for a black tea, look no further.”

congratulations amazing white tea

* * * * * by • 31st October 2006

“Really interesting brand, good luck to you your teas taste amazing and are worth every penny”

Very ejoyable tea with pleasant and dictinct flavour.

* * * * * by • 13th October 2007

“I've been drinking tea since I remember and have tried all teas available teas on the market. I love white and green tea and when I discovered great teas selection from TeaPigs i was nicely suprised...:)
Packaging is fantastic, tea taste very fresh, light and aromatic. Recommended not just for tea lovers but for every person who enjoys nice cup o tea at any time.
Very good value for money.

TeaPigs Team, thank you for bringing us the best tea ever. Keep going!


Changed my life

* * * * * by Laura Coulby • 15th April 2012

“I'm sure seeing the title you will think it's over the top! But having suffered with hives for nearly 5 years and trying lots of drugs and creams, I read green tea helps! I tried twinnings and it was horrible, I then came across teapigs green tea and loved it and have tried a few now white tea being my fave! Anyway I have been drinking these fab teas for a week and since then no hives!!! Teapigs have given me my life back thank you!!”

Beautiful tea

* * * * * by Holly • 24th April 2014

“I love this tea, it has such a delicate flavour and is not at all bitter like other white/green teas, even if you over brew it. I can get 2 mugs of tea out of this so is good value.”

Refreshing - the best white tea I've tasted!

* * * * * by • 8th December 2009

“I had never come across Teapigs until yesterday, when we stopped in Dunster and had tea in a nice and friendly tea shop.

I drink white tea every day, so tried this one - it was delightfully different from what, previously, I had thought to be tea at its best. It was refreshing, soothing and had so much more flavour than the powder I'd used before!

Needless to say, I bought some - and made a note of the website! Unfortunately, I have some boxes of another maker's tea to use up - but then intend to stick with teapig tea!”

The James Bond of teapigs teas

* * * * * by • 8th June 2007

“This is super sleek, super smooth and full of depth and intrigue... It's delicious - a wonderful crisp, refreshing tea..


Great Tea

* * * * * by • 13th July 2010

“This makes a really great cup of tea.

It is like milky tea without the milk. is lovely and refreshing cuppa.”

Great Tea

* * * * * by • 20th October 2010

“I discovered the tea pigs white tea recently after switching to green tea a year ago....this has been a really great find.

I drink this with a slice of lemon and some wedges of fresh ginger. You get three really nice brews from one tea bag with no discernable reduction in taste....highly recommended!!”

So light and quaffable!

* * * * * by • 11th July 2008

“Love white tea anyway, but this version lived up to expectations which is excellent! Lovely and light, perfect anytime cuppa!”

Interesting, but not for me so much..

* * * * - by • 10th February 2009

“I have enjoyed many of Teapigs' products so I was interested to try out this white tea.

The tea itself was a little less 'white' than I expected. Ok, so blue tea doesn't come out blue either, which is a good thing!

I found the taste to be a little 'twiggy' for me, a little like a Japanese kukicha. It was no surprise to see a big twig piece in one of the bags. I wish it was a little more delicate and light, saying that the taste of the water really comes out with this tea so good water is a must!

The leaves themselves are a mix of green and darker brown leaves. Again, I was hoping for less of the brown stuff as I feel I'm paying a premium for this tea (even though it doesn't cost much more than other Teapig brands).

I am, however, enjoying my journey through the tea world that has been opened up by this company and their products.

I'm awarding this tea a 4, I was tempted to give it a 3 but I consider my tastes to be rather unrefined so perhaps I'm ill qualified to truly judge this tea.”

Organic Silver Tips White Tea

* * * * - by • 23rd January 2009

“Pardon the pun but this was not my cup of tea. I can imagine others might like it though! I'd still drink it occasionally as I understand white tea is very good for you. I appreciated that this tea was organic.”

Give the Mona Lisa a monocle!

* * * * - by • 23rd May 2011

“I know the recommendation is to have it pure, and to have it otherwise would be akin to drawing glasses on the Mona Lisa, but I find that completely pure, it doesn't taste of anything! It's just like drinking hot water! But with a single spoon of sugar, it makes the taste much more pleasant. Oddly, it even tastes as though it has milk when it doesn't!
It also makes a lovely honey colour in the pot!”

a breath of fresh air...

* * * * - by • 8th March 2008

“This tea is lovely, mild and cleansing, just what you need after a heavy night out. Not at all bitter like green tea, very subtle fresh aroma. I like it alot!”

a little bitter for my taste

* * * - - by • 7th May 2009

“I prefer this tea on the second pour, the initial pot I always find to be a touch sharp for my taste. Not unpleasant but I suppose it may grow on me.”

Not that special

* * - - - by • 28th November 2010

“Having managed to appreciate green tea after several months, I was pursuaded to try the 'exclusive' Silver Tips White Tea, which was said to be lighter and more aromatic.

It's rotten.

Smells like mouldy weeds when brewing, has a yellow-green colour (which the box specifically stated it should not have), and tastes both bland and bitter. I noticed that when I left it to cool for a few minutes it became slightly more bearable, but the smell is repugnant. Pity.”

poor quality

* - - - - by lucy • 8th September 2015

“I usually drink loose leaf white tea and have found one of excellent quality on Amazon, I bought the Tea Pigs white tea thinking it would be useful for taking on trips away from home when loose leaf can be a pain and white tea not always available - I was also keen to see how it compared to the loose leaf, I was disappointed, it tastes similar to green tea, very astringent and nothing special about it at all, maybe I've just been really lucky with the loose leaf version I've found which is from Sri Lanka”


* - - - - by • 18th November 2008

“I really really wanted to like this tea a lot - the previous reviews were wonderful, and the calming nature I thought it might impart to me was something I was looking forward to, but unfortunately we are not the best of friends. It smells faintly of old grass clippings to my unrefined nose, and doesn't taste much better to my chilli loving tongue. Very unhappy with myself that I don't like it and feel sorry for the tea temples as they are very pretty.”

Expensive price for broken temples

* - - - - by Sultanie • 18th November 2014

“The tea tastes really nice and this is why I ordered them twice.
At the last delivery, very disappointed to see that some of the temples were broken, so the plastic bag became really messy because of the tea which became loose. In the end, I've paid £5.25 for a very few tea temples - expensive!!!!”


* - - - - by Jo Smith • 1st January 2013

“Sorry, but this really isn't to my liking. It looked lovely, very like chamomile once brewed, but it's too much of an acquired taste for me”

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