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Organic Kenya Silver Needle White Tea

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$40.50 USD
50 servings, 81¢ per serving
$18.95 USD
19 servings, 99¢ per serving
$3.50 USD
2 servings
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Wow! This wonderful version of a silver needle-style organic white tea from Kenya is truly outstanding. The large plump buds (ranging from 1 - 1.5 inches in length!) are covered in light silver down, producing a delicate cup with a lovely peachy blush that hints at the subtle fruity note to come. With an aroma of sweet straw combined with a slight grapefruit note, this tea tastes like it smells! The delicate cup is further enhanced by a refined dryness that floats in the mouth leaving a subtle glow.

Sourced from small family farms on the Eastern slopes of Mount Kenya, our organic and Fair Trade Certified Kenya Silver Needle White Tea is a real delicacy that proves excellent white tea does not always have to come from China.

Ingredients: organic Kenyan white tea


Serving Size: one generous tablespoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water

Staff Perspectives


Aubrey Says: What a treat to have found an organic certified silver needle-style white tea of such good quality outside of China. Do not be surprised when you find this silver needle to have a flavor profile slightly different than the Chinese silver needle. Even though it is created in a similar style, this Kenyan silver needle is not trying to mimic the Chinese original, but craft a flavor profile that is entirely its own.

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  1. Very mild.

    Posted by Bryan on 5th May 2015

    Mild and slightly sweet. It's a high quality tea but not my cup of tea. I like white teas that brew a bit darker and have more flavor. Don't get me wrong it's good stuff, but luckily I have a preference taste wise from cheaper white tea

  2. Gorgeous!

    Posted by Christine on 31st Mar 2015

    What a lovely tea this is! This white tea has a soft, slightly sweet flavor, and a lovely, light color. There is no musky smell, or astringent after taste, but a slightly floral, wonderful aroma that comes out in the scent and in the mouth.

  3. Blissful!

    Posted by Unknown on 15th Jan 2015

    Arborteas are absolutely wonderful. This white tea is only one of the many teas I enjoy from them. Living in Michigan, these bitterly cold winter months are made a little better with some help from several cups of tea a day. A rich array of very good quality teas!

  4. Light, delicate, extremely delicious tea

    Posted by Izzy on 11th Jun 2014

    This is really great tea. It's very light, delicate, no bitterness, it's perfect. I have this tea every morning and I have the Chinese silver needle I get here in the evening, comparing the two, this seems a bit lighter, and IMO with a little bit lower caffeine impact. This tea just gets better and better with every cup, and now it is my very favorite tea. Love the tea here!


We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.

There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.


Quantity of tea: one generous tablespoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water


Water temperature: : use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)


Steeping time: 2-3 minutes

Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.

Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.

Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!


There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Health Benefits check here.

For a more in-depth discussion of Tea and Caffeine check here.