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Rare Ceylon Silver Tips - Loose Leaf Tea

Ceylon White Tea

A rare example of a Sri Lankan white tea, Jasmine Silver Tips is a luxurious infusion: light-golden, low in caffeine and delicately redolent of pine and honey.

From: Nawalapitiya, Maskeliya, Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka

LOOSE LEAF TEA
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We aim to dispatch all orders within 1-2 days of receiving your request. However, this can vary during peak times and other conditions outside of our control. Therefore, the below estimates of shipping times have been provided by our couriers.

 

UK Deliveries

 

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Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

£2.50, Free - over £25

Royal Mail

2-5 days, up to 14*, Not Tracked

Tracked

£5.95

DPD

1-2 days, up to 5*, Tracked

Next-Working-Day

£9.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, 1-2** days, Tracked

Saturday

£13.95

DPD

Orders placed before 2pm, Saturday delivery, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

European Deliveries


Currently, there are some delays with parcels being sent to EU countries from the UK. This is due to complexities arising as a result of the UK leaving the European Union. If there is any disruption to the service that you have selected, we will keep you updated.The table below provides estimates of shipping times.

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Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

Rest of the World

 

Method

Cost

Carrier

Transit time

Standard

From £4.00

Royal Mail

8-15 days, up to 30*, Not Tracked

USA tracked

From £15.00

Fedex

2-3 days, up to 7*, Tracked

ROW Tracked

From £18.95

Fedex

1-5 days, up to 5*, Tracked

 *Most deliveries will be made within the usual time frame, but some areas and services may experience delays.

 

International Buyers (Including EU) – Please Note:


Import duties, taxes, and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. These charges are the buyer's responsibility. Please check with your country's customs office to determine what these additional costs will be before buying.

The origins of our Rare Silver Tips Tea


A true original, this Rare Silver Tips loose leaf tea is made with high quality, carefully handpicked, single-origin, unopened buds that are sun-dried in the misty hills of Sri Lanka. Notable for its long and velvety silvery leaves, this incredibly rare white tea has a gently sweet flavour with pine, honey, and orchid notes. Exceptionally low in caffeine, it's an ideal special occasion tea for an afternoon or early evening drinking.

Rare Silver Tips is harvested all year round at Imbulpitiya estate, located at 500-600m altitude close to the town of Nawalapitiya in Central Province. World-renowned as a tea-growing district, this vast area comprises extensive high-elevation ranges and beautiful valleys that are sheltered from the monsoon winds and produces the finest teas. Among its most famous estates is Imboolpitiya, which has built a reputation for Ceylon teas of outstanding quality and flavour complexity. This luxury tea is one such brew: light golden in colour, with an alluring fresh fruit aroma and a delicate mouthfeel.

Read more about our Rare Silver Tips Tea

Like other white teas, Silver Tips is harvested young and produced with minimal intervention, a process that helps to preserve all the health benefits of its natural antioxidants and essential oils. One of only a few white teas produced outside of China, it's soothing, relaxing and a delicate treat for both body and senses.


Alternatives to this rare white tea


For another rare example of a white tea from outside China, see our Glenburn White Moonshine – a 2021 first-flush tea from Darjeeling packed with fresh, subtly sweet spring-like notes. Alternatively, check out our range of white teas that hail from their original home: the coastal province of Fujian in south-eastern China. Among our favourites are the outstanding White Peony, with its delightful fruity notes, and Jasmine Silver Needle from the revered Fuzhou tea-growing district. Fujian is also renowned for its green teas, and our Jasmine Dragon Pearls is a lovely floral example of the style.

For the full range of The Tea Makers of London white teas, browse our Tea Shop, where you'll find some available in our convenient Triune tea bags.

Ingredients


Pure Sri Lankan white tea

Tasting notes


This tea offers a fresh floral aroma and champagne hue infusion. A light cup packed with complex flavours with notes of pine, pear hints of honey and clean floral sweet mouthfeel.

Region


Nawalapitiya Municipality, Mid elevation Tea Growing Region

How to brew

1 - 2g

1 - 2g

70°C

70°C

200ml

200ml

2 - 4mins

2 - 4mins

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