"The World of Silver Needle Tea Co." A note from the Founder & CEO.

Welcome to the world of Silver Needle Tea Co. where the mornings are most luxurious.  Breezy white curtains, spring water in the kettle, cups on the table, exquisite tea tins harboring the finest single estate teas in the world. This is how we start the day.

Here at our New York City atelier, quality tea deserves equally thoughtful design and delivery.  It’s all in the details.  We aim for elegance, a distinct style conceived with the modern and well-traveled clientele in mind.

Our team travels across the globe each season to partner with extraordinary tea plantations. From oolongs to white, green, and black teas, we go straight to the source, offering pure tea plucked straight from the plant.  We offer only the best and believe the taste should speak for itself.

What is Silver Needle?  Striking in appearance and intoxicating in flavor, these tea leaves are found in rare gardens situated on the high plateaus in China.  The finest silver needle tea can only be plucked for two days out of the year. They were once reserved for the Emperor and court dignitaries, and continue to remain one of the most sought after teas in the world.  This exquisite tea is the inspiration for our name and captures the essence of the finest single estate teas we procure for you.

It is our hope to share the profound clarity, history, terroir and community surrounding remarkable tea with you. We are humbled to offer much more than a collection of artisanal teas, but a complete experience and lifestyle in the art of tea.  Tea is a daily luxury we could never do without, and trust you too will feel the same. 

Our Tea

In our quest for exquisite whole leaf teas, we head straight to the source.  We bypass the brokers and importers, cutting out everything in the middle to bring you highest quality pure tea that is also sustained in an ethical manner.

We work exclusively with single estate teas – no blending, everything we carry is pure.  Quality is of utmost importance and each tea is selected based on origin, environment and craftsmanship.  The tea estates we partner with, nestled between ancient hills and atop lofty plateaus in China, Taiwan and Japan have never before been introduced in the U.S.

The Silver Needle Tea Co. collection encompasses the four major tea categories: White, Green, Oolong, and Black. Each differs in their production process, reflecting oxidation and caffeine levels, taste and health benefits. They are packaged in fine cylinders color-coordinated with each type of tea. 

Like wine, terroir is everything when it comes to tea.  Geography, geology and climate.  When you brew that next cup, inhale, and imagine:  every steep is a stroll into another world.  Legendary appellations, high elevations, pristine air…these are the teas of Silver Needle Tea Co.