This highly prized, rare white tea is made only from new buds that are picked before they open and is picked for only a few days each spring. It is revered for its smooth, sweet, and elegant flavor. Origins: The first Silver Needle white tea was developed in 1769, though they didn’t kick into popular production until 1857, when tea plants in Fuding County in Fujian were found to create truly superior silver needle tea. Flavor Profile: Juicy, sweet, mellow, elegant. Caffeine: 15-30mg/8oz cup Health Benefits: All white teas contain powerful antioxidants known for fighting disease, specifically heart disease. Tea is a zero-calorie beverage, making it an ideal, delicious substitute for high-calorie drinks like soda and energy drinks. Ingredients: White tea buds from Fujian Province.