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Glenburn Darjeeling Silver Needle White Tea Tin

Regular price $102.00 USD
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This rare White Tea is made at Glenburn midsummer over just a couple of days each year, when the silvery green buds are about to unfold. Silver Needle is a world-famous Chinese white tea that is highly prized because it is made from only the whole young buds, requiring expert picking and delicate processing. Our highly experienced team have created Glenburn's very own Silver Needle to rival the Chinese original and offer a unique and rare Darjeeling white tea. The silvery velvety appearance comes from fine white pubescence on the underside of each leaf bud. The careful preservation of this texture by our most experienced tea pickers, follows through to the subtle flavour of the cup. The liquor is very light with delicate undertones and a crisp finish. Rich in anti-oxidants with very little caffeine, this tea is excellent drunk at any time of the day. 50g loose tea in an elegant Glenburn Gift Tin.

Tasting Notes

An astonishing range of flavours from creamy and vegetal to floral and sweet. Dry Leaf Appearance: Just the green, silvery buds, with fine downy hairs Wet Leaf Aroma: Mellow Liquor: Pale, pinky golden

How To Brew

5g tea 200ml (7 fl-oz) water 76°C (170°F) 5-10 minutes


Glenburn Tea Estate, Darjeeling A place where the magnificent peaks of the 3rd highest mountain in the world, Mount Kanchenjunga ascend over the tea bushes of Glenburn, - a name that literally means what this 750 hectare estate is - A River Valley. Here in hills of Darjeeling, tea rises out of the magical landscape imbibing the essence of the eternal Himalayas. In the peace and tranquility of Glenburn a flourishing community of people and tea bushes thrive together as they have done for the past 150 years.

Based on 22 reviews
wonderful tea

wonderful flavorful tea. Thank you.

wonderful tea

just great tea, quality, taste, one of the best

Green Tea Bags
Natalia Baranova

Green Tea Bags

Festive Gift Box - Glenburn Elephant Gift Set

Kirsi Ilta

Very Good

Khongea Assam CTC Tea
Brianna Velarde

Khongea Assam CTC Tea

Excellent product

It's nice to have a wonderful tea to gift to my girls. They love this tea!

Love it

We love
Glen burn tea having visited 10 years ago- it is still our favourite tea.
A very quick delivery made it even better

Masala Chai
Maria E De Luna

Great tea and great customer service.

Masala Chai
matt k.
One of the best premixed blends available

Everytime I brew this tea, it reminds me of the smells and tastes of the chai freshly made in the Himalayan mountains.

Smooth lovely flavours

Best tea ever! Shipped promptly.

Pure Assam Tea Bags
Christine Beharrell
Superb tea!

Ever since visiting the Glenburn Tea Estate in Darjeeling we have been ordering our tea from them. We love the Assam and also the Darjeeling but without doubt our favourite is the green tea. Without a doubt the best we have tasted!!

Delicious and full bodied

Glenburn tea is so delicious and full bodied, I can use one tea bag for a large mug (that requires two tea bags of other teas). All the flavors I have tried are smooth and delicious. I highly recommend Glenburn teas!

Delicious tea!

Glenburn tea is incredibly robust and delicious! I highly recommend all of their flavors, especially the Earl Grey and English Breakfast.

Totally unacceptable

The review request states that the tea was delivered 24 days ago. That is a lie. After waiting weeks for the tea, I sent a polite message to Glenburn to ask where my tea was. I had not received any notifications whatsoever from UPS or from Glenburn about any imminent delivery. I received a very terse answer that the tea had been delivered, and attached was a receipt of delivery. It turned out that UPS had left the package at a shoe shop, about 5 km from my house. Considering that the delivery fee was already excessive and the delivery was supposed to be to my address, this is not acceptable. It’s made worse by the fact that UPS had just left it there, without notifying me. I have sent mails to Glenburn asking for an explanation, but they have not answered. Finally I traveled by bus to the shoe shop to pick up the package. As for the tea, I got it just the other day so I have not tasted it yet. I know that in the past I have liked Glenburn tea very much. In those days, I bought it from TeaBox, who unfortunately no longer sell it. Whoever handles the sales and the delivery for Glenburn is incompetent and disrespectful. I will not purchase anything again from Glenburn, or go to their hotel, until I have received an explanation and an apology.

Nothing delivered

The order was not fulfilled. I payed in advance, including an exorbitant fee for shipping. Nothing has been delivered. My complaints have been ignored. This is not a serious company.

They took my money and I received nothing

I payed in advance for the tea, and a rather hefty add-on for the shipping. I got a confirmation of the payment and the order. In the order confirmation, I was informed that that I would receive shipping and tracking information later from the shipping company.

Then I heard nothing at all for a month. When I wrote to Glenburn to ask, I got a very terse answer saying that the tea had been delivered and that they had proof of delivery. That proof, which they gave a a copy of, was a delivery made to a small shoe store in a dodgy part of my city. This shoe shop is apparently used as a collection point by UPS. Before this, I did not even know that UPS was the assigned shipping company.

I have received absolutely no communication from UPS, by phone email or in any other form. I have written to Glenburn to inquire further about the matter. They refuse to answer. The package of tea may be at this shoe shop or not. I may try to go there, but it would have to be a day when I have time to go there around midday. Late afternoon, that place isn’t safe.

Do NOT buy tea from Glenburn, or if you do use an intermediary. Their prices are high, they charge a lot for shipping, and there procedures for handling orders and customer concerns are unethical and probably borderline illegal. Avoid!

Pure Darjeeling Tea Bags
Christine Beharrell
All Glenburn teas are fabulous!

Following a visit to Glenburn Darjeeling tea plantation a few years ago we have been ordering our tea directly from them. Fantasically efficient and quick (tea arrives within a few days) and tea always delicious!

Earl Grey Tea Tin
Toyoko Kametani
Earl Grey tea tin

It is a great tea, but I ordered by error. I like English BF and I ordered wrong tea.
I will use it for gift to my friend.
I was looking at Assam

I ordered three items, and I realized
I wanted get English breakfast instead of earl grey.
Breakfast blend was great.

Masala Chai
Albert Chui
Masala Chai Purchase Experience

I am a return customer of the product which is excellent in quality comparing to similar product in the market.

Purchase by post is also timely and convenient!

A delight to the senses✅

They have THE BEST earl grey that I have ever had. A beautiful cup of tea is a small joy but a profound source of happiness. This tea is just lovely. Thank you!