Definition: Tips (also known as "golden tips" or "silver tips") are the small, unopened leaves of the tea plant. These tips are also commonly known as "buds," although they do not form flowers. They are considered to be better quality than the larger, older leaves of the plant and cost more due to their heightened harvest/production cost. When a tea has many tips, it is called "tippy." Some tealeaves (such as Silver Needle white tea) are made entirely of tips.
Also Known As: silver tips, golden tips, tippy