Silver Needle is a traditional Chinese white tea with subtle, elegant flavors. It is considered to be of the highest grade of white tea in China, given that the process to make it is expensive and time-consuming. Unlike most other teas, which can be made with both the leaves and buds of the tea plant, the Silver Needle is made with just the buds.
Shoumei is a white tea that is produced from naturally withered upper tea leaves and tips. It has a strong flavor reminiscent of lighter Oolong teas, and is mostly grown in the provinces of Fujian and Guangxi in China.