Above the Cloud Tea - Classified as rarest of all teas, this high grown white China tea is plucked in spring right before the leaf opens. White, downy buds are quickly air-dried, resulting in a low-caffeine tea.
Steeping white tea is easy. Simply heat fresh, filtered water just short of boiling. Then pour water over tea and steep for 30-60 seconds (if using tea bags) or 2-3 minutes (if using full-leaf.)
Finest quality silver needle white tea from China's Fujian Province
Country of Origin
China's Fujian Province
What our Citizens are saying about this great gift of the leaf...
Light and Tasty
March 22, 2014
This is a light, gentle tasting tea. I usually love strong, bitter green tea, but I was looking for something of quality with low caffeine. I have enjoyed this one.
My favorite tea thus far
December 22, 2013
Silver Rain has an earthy aroma like that of Dragonwell tea. It has a very smooth mouth feel from start to finish. The silky smoothness lingers on the tongue as well. This is a great tea for comfort and relaxation. Adding sugar can heighten the flavor profile but it is not necessary. Sometimes I add a dash of milk to my tea to add more body but Silver Rain is great by itself with its pure and simple taste. I would highly recommend this one!
Love this white tea
November 28, 2013
San Antonio, TX
tastes very smooth and light
Bliss in a cup!
March 20, 2013
This is my first time trying white tea. I purchased it b/c I read white tea has the highest antioxidant levels and is the "rawest" you can get in terms of tea, so I felt it would be a good addition to my relatively raw diet. Wow is this delicious! Very earthy yet mellow, smooth and full-bodied. I steep for 3 minutes in an 8-oz mug w/a lid. Maybe it's me but I feel very calm and blissful afterwards. Love this! Will be a permanent addition to my tea collection!
Best of the Best
March 08, 2013
My very favorite white tea of all time! I drink this hot and iced. Beautiful subtle flavor, low caffeine, full of anti-oxidants, and always a calming cup to soothe the soul. No surprise it has 5 stars...it deserves the highest rating I can give.
This is a tea everyone should stock
February 03, 2013
If ever there was a tea everyone should have as a gold standard in their cupboard it would be this one. Light, healthy, and has a gentle personality that is a compliment to your other teas in your collection...you DO have a collection right? :) Happy tea tottling!
Light, Gentle, Smooth
November 19, 2012
I wasn't sure I would like this tea, but wanted to try it; was I ever surprised............flavorful, smooth and so delicious!
Excellent full flavor
November 16, 2012
Frankly I bought this tea as a sample because of its name and description -- and am delighted with it. Flavor is full and enjoyable. I'm not a connoisseur of tea, but do know that - for me - this hits the spot. I bought the 60-cup can.
loved the subtle flavor
August 14, 2012
Loved the flavor, hard to get an accurate measure
July 25, 2012
This tea has a lovely, delicate flavor. My husband who doesn't drink tea, actually likes this one. What more can you say about a tea that is tasteful and full of antioxidents, catechins and polyphenol nutritional benefits
April 03, 2012
space coast, FL
This is my favorite tea. I have been ordering it for over 10 years from RoT. Just found the 10th Anniversary tea tin - Silver Needle! Note, if I brew a second cup, make sure to dry the leaves before using it again, or I have found it tastes "swampy."
Wish they would go back to the old tim with the tea pot art work. I buy mine in bulk, so put in back in the old tin.
February 09, 2012
Few teas can reduce the rough spots of a day as this tea can.
January 16, 2012
Each sip of Silver Rain is like taking a long, sweet draught of refreshing mead. This tea has a natural, unique character that is a delight to the tastebuds.
December 07, 2011
So light and smells so good.
Can't Go Wrong
November 05, 2011
It's absolutely true; if you're a fan of white tea, you just can't go wrong with this great leaf. After having a cup of this, it's hard to want a white tea with something added, just because it tastes so wonderful as-is.
A pretty, pretty tea
July 26, 2011
San Francisco, CA
I love to give this tea as a gift because it is so pretty. The image on the tin is very close what the tea looks like and the flavor/color is just beautiful.
A lovely cuppa
July 06, 2011
Slightly grassy, but in a subtler way than I often encounter with green tea. I've found that sweetening usually overpowers the tea, but why would you need to sweeten a cup so light? Delicious.
Outstanding flavor and scent !!!
June 29, 2011
The flavor is light and citrusy. And what a bouquet. Just try it.