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Silver tips white tea

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Based on 34 reviews

Our most exclusive and delicate tea read more

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Item Price Quantity
Tea Temples x15 Tea Temples x15 £5.25 (£0.35 per cup)
Tea Temples x2 - Sample Pack Tea Temples x2 - Sample Pack £1.30 (£0.65 per cup)
Loose - 30g Loose - 30g £7.50 (£0.30 per cup)


Silver Tips White Tea Sourced from the mountains surrounding the town of Fuding, in the Fujian province of China. Sourced from:
Sourced from the mountains surrounding the town of Fuding, in the Fujian province of China.

Louise the tea taster says

For two hours every morning, for a very special two weeks of the year, the tea pluckers of the Chinese Fujian province where white tea is grown, are in the fields at the crack of dawn to catch the early morning shoots. Once plucked, these are simply left in the sun to naturally wither and sent to people who appreciate this kind of thing (i.e. teapigs). Possibly the most exclusive tea we stock.

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.


what is in it?

Silver tips white tea from the Fujian Province, China


Nutritional content [per 100ml]
Energy [kcalories] nil
Sugar nil
Fat nil
Carbohydrate trace
  • Dairy free
  • Gluten free
  • Suitable for vegetarians & vegans

How we like it

Brew Time

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    Brew for 3+ minutes
  • water_just_off_the_boil_80_degrees
    Water just off the boil - 80 degrees
  • 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. 

How we like it

Simply pure; adding anything would be like scribbling comedy 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.


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Average rating based on34 Reviews
poor quality

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

Posted by lucy, 8th September 2015

Overall Rating: 1/5

the difference is clear

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

Posted by adam, 16th July 2015

Overall Rating: 5/5

Expensive price for broken temples

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!!!!

Posted by Sultanie, 18th November 2014

Overall Rating: 1/5

Beautiful tea

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.

Posted by Holly, 24th April 2014

Overall Rating: 5/5

Light and delicate

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.

Posted by Lisa, 12th September 2013

Overall Rating: 5/5

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