This white tea with a white downy appearance comes from the province of Fujian. White tipped Silver Needle is one of the highest quality white teas, and is picked during the spring before the buds open to preserve its tenderness. Exquisite and delicate, the tea produces a very pale yellow brew and has a fresh, sweet fragrance with traces of citrus. This tea has high concentrations of polyphenols (antioxidants that help fight against cancer-causing radicals and heart disease). Steep the leaves in a tall glass to get the most out of this tea's great show and taste.