2 Doves Silver Needle
This Fujian tea is another perfect specimen of white tea. The name of this tea comes from the legend of an impoverished tea farmer. One day a mercenary protected the tea farmer from bandits. The farmer, however, was unable to pay the mercenary back. The mercenary gave the farmer a year to come up with a payment, or he would take the farmer's daughter. Scared and desperate, the farmer and his wife prayed for help.
While they were asleep, the love doves visited the couple in their dreams. The doves told them to look for the two real doves perched on the gate of the farm. The real doves would lead the farmer and his wife to a small grove of wild tea plants. The farmer picked the best buds to pay the steep debt to the mercenary in order to save his daughter.
Just as the dream-doves said, the farmer and his wife went out the next day to discover two real doves. They led them to the wild tea grove. The farmer and his wife enough bushels to pay the mercenary the high debt he demanded protecting them before. So, the farmer and his wife saved their daughter and lived on growing an incredible tea plantation. The farmer and his wife named this white tea to honour the two white doves.
True or not, this is genuinely a fantastic tea. 2 Doves is a sweet, light tea with a host of extraordinary flavours and aromas.
1 tbs per cup 80 degree Celsius of hot water