Composition: A white tea that uses the terminal buds, no leaves, of tea bushes from Ceylon.
Visual: Very light green and white, almost silvery in spots. Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips is a loose tea.
Dry Aroma: Very aromatic.
Flavor:Very light. I tasted both with and without honey, both were equally as good. If adding a sweetener, tread lightly – this tea has such a light flavor that a sweetener will overpower the tea.
Brewing Time: 5 minutes
Manufacturer: Harney & Sons Fine Teas
Special Note: This tea does not have a “traditional” tea taste. There is a light natural sweetness. If you prefer a more robust tea, Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips probably is not the tea for you.
What is a Terminal Bud?
The Terminal (apical) bud of a plant is the primary growing point located at the tip of the stem. It is the dominant bud, since it can cause all of the buds below them to remain dormant.
If you enjoy a light tasting tea, you will certainly enjoy this loose tea from Harney and Sons. You can purchase a sample size packet of Ceylon Vintage Silver Tips to conduct your own personal taste test.
Until then… Happy Tea Drinking!