Silver Yeti

  • $ 16.00
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Silver Yeti
Silver Yeti
Silver Yeti
Silver Yeti
Silver Yeti

Organic White Tea

Silver Yeti

Stone fruit | Snow | Dewy

  • $ 16.00
Weight:

50 grams approx. 25 cups

Quantity:
Flavor Profile: Stone fruit ~ Snow ~ Dewy

Silver Yeti is an exceptionally clean and silky white tea made from only the finest tea buds. The absence of tea leaves creates a buttery brew, with floral aromas and subtle notes of vanilla and sweet hay.


Certifications
USDA Organic, CERES certified
Caffeine Content
Low caffeine content
Brewing Suggestion 
Use approximately 2 grams of tea (or a teabag) per 8.5 fl. oz. of water at 180º F, steep for 4 minutes
Ingredients
White tea (camellia sinensis)
Producer
Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center Pvt. Ltd. (KTERC). KTERC is the first certified organic tea garden in Nepal that was established in 1984 by Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota to rid his community of poverty. It remains a model social enterprise still today, that runs on cooperative infrastructure and is truly focused on the people and planet before profit.
Production Process
White teas are the least processed of all teas, especially silver needles tea, which go through virtually no processing at all. This might as well be the purest form of all teas. While the process is quite simple, the meticulous precision and timing in plucking from very special bushes is what makes silver needles one of the most expensive and prized teas. The special thing about our silver needles is that the bushes that it comes from are very young, less than 50 years, unlike tea from India and China. This gives a unique fresh floral brew to our loose leaf white tea that is quite unmatched.
 
Only the fine unopened buds (there are no leaves in this tea) are carefully hand-plucked and allowed to dry naturally. The moisture slowly evaporates leaving behind shiny silver buds with fine hairs surrounding. The fine hairs are called trichomes and they protect the new leaves on the tea plant. Since the buds are not fully grown into tea leaves, silver needles tend to have much more of these fur than other teas.
Origin
Our tea garden is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjunga, the third highest mountain in the world, in the eastern part of Nepal. Located precisely near the western borders of Darjeeling, India and north of the Illam, the most famous tea growing region in Nepal, our small village enjoys the best of both worlds. Situated at an altitude of 1300-1800 meters (4,200 - 6000 feet), the area enjoys a pristine himalayan climatic conditions to produce highly unique and aromatic teas.
Who is Silver Yeti for?
Well, in the early days in China, silver needles were mostly reserved for royalties. However, with its growing recognition, rarity and the uniqueness in the flavor profiles, tea makers around the world make their own versions of this loose leaf white tea these days. Anyone who loves subtle yet complex, white teas and especially silver needles or silver tips are sure to appreciate this tea.
What are the pros saying about this tea?
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  • GONGFU BREWING
  • 180 degrees Soak and Steep* (15 Seconds + 5 Seconds Additional
  • Candidate for Gongfu: Yes
  • Evolution of Flavor Profile: Barky and stone fruit to brisk, muscatel, and floral.
  • Body and Aromatics: Textural with fine siltiness from the down that became thinner in later steepings, peaky, fresh, dewy, and orange aromas. The aromas were heavy and persistent.
  • Steeping Parameters: Good as stated, slightly hotter water temperature would likely be excellent.
  • Structure: Never quite balanced, moved from young and slightly raw to floral and mellow.
  • Notes: There is bruising and oxidization present at the site of plucking, which gave it an astringency that mixed with the acidity of the young leaves in later steepings. I am completely speculating, but a finer pluck would, I think, significantly change the flavor profile.


product certification

Certification

USDA Organic, CERES certified

product caffeine

Caffeine

Low caffeine content

product availability

Availability

Steep time

product sleep

2 gms

product sleep

8.5 fl. oz.

product sleep

180º F

product sleep

4 min

Tea Maker:

Nirananda Acharya

"When I hold tea in my hand, I hold nature itself. A cup– the way it’s made, the way it’s drunk, the way it’s appreciated, reveals to me their truth."

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Simple splendor

Simple splendor

Silver Yeti and its needles has its history among the royalties.This clear beverage has a subtle taste that sits well on calm days.

Clean flow

Clean flow

A simple freshness with every sip that mulls the mood with a buttery brew and soft floral aromas, this white tea is clean and silky. The subtle notes of vanilla and sweet hay gives the soul a much needed pat on the shoulder.

A quiet friend for the night

A quiet friend for the night

Low caffeine content, with little to no bitterness,makes this brew a good tea to linger on after dinner.

Revelation on the third

Revelation on the third

Silver Yeti flourishes by the three steepings. Try brewing approximately 2 grams of tea (or a teabag) per 8.5 fl. oz. of water at 180º F, steep for 4 minutes. For Gongfu Brewing try 180 degrees Soak and Steep* (15 Seconds + 5 Seconds Additional

Smooth subtleties

Smooth subtleties

This full golden colored beverage is airy and light. The pillowy texture is perfect to follow anything meditative to the self.

About The Gardens

Kanchanjangha Tea Estate and Research Center Pvt. Ltd. (KTERC). KTERC is the first certified organic tea garden in Nepal. Established in 1984 by Mr. Deepak Prakash Baskota to rid his community of poverty the estate remains a model social enterprise. Kanchanjangha tea estate is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjungha, the third highest mountain in the world, in the eastern part of Nepal. Situated at an altitude of 1300-1800 meters, the tea garden enjoys pristine Himalayan climatic conditions that produces highly unique and aromatic teas such as Kanchanjangha Noir.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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Wendy King
Delicious stone fruit and butter, creamy nice mouth feel

My packet of Silver Yeti was taken out of my mail box by a thief and dumped by someone who didn't realize they could have stolen a prize tea; instead they dumped it in the middle of the road where it was run over till the needles were broken smashed flat; I felt compassion for the poor tea and made a cup and it made delicious lovely tea!

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Wendy King
lovely soft tea

Delicious, soft, perfect tea for the afternoon. I drink it when I need comforting balance.

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Mackenzie Bailey
Enjoy Floral Aromas And A Buttery Infusion

This is an excellent tea for those looking for subtle refreshment. You enjoy floral aromas and a buttery infusion offering delicious stone fruit notes.

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Casey Jane
What a quality tea

The whole experience is 5 star. Taste and quality is top notch. Can’t say enough good things about this company. Thank you thank you thank you.

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MJay
Brings Me Joy

Beautifully package with love joy and peaceful thought
Makes an exceygift too perfect

Customer Reviews

Based on 11 reviews
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(11)
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Wendy King
Delicious stone fruit and butter, creamy nice mouth feel

My packet of Silver Yeti was taken out of my mail box by a thief and dumped by someone who didn't realize they could have stolen a prize tea; instead they dumped it in the middle of the road where it was run over till the needles were broken smashed flat; I felt compassion for the poor tea and made a cup and it made delicious lovely tea!

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Wendy King
lovely soft tea

Delicious, soft, perfect tea for the afternoon. I drink it when I need comforting balance.

M
Mackenzie Bailey
Enjoy Floral Aromas And A Buttery Infusion

This is an excellent tea for those looking for subtle refreshment. You enjoy floral aromas and a buttery infusion offering delicious stone fruit notes.

C
Casey Jane
What a quality tea

The whole experience is 5 star. Taste and quality is top notch. Can’t say enough good things about this company. Thank you thank you thank you.

M
MJay
Brings Me Joy

Beautifully package with love joy and peaceful thought
Makes an exceygift too perfect