Yunnan Moonlight White Tea Super Grade Yue Guang Bai 2015
This is a beautiful tea with a romantic name, the highest grade of Moonlight White tea. It comes from Lin Cang county of Yunnan province, China. Yue Guang means moonlight, bai means white. There are several versions regarding the origin of the name of this tea. Some say it comes from the production method, as it is withered under the moonlight. Some claim it is due to the tea's appearance as the buds and leaves are pure white on the outside (like a crescent moon), and black (sometimes dark green) on the other side.
The buds and leaves are plucked in March in the early morning under the moonlight. The picking standard is one bud to one or two leaves. Like white tea, it involves a process of withering and drying, very similar to Fuding white tea. It sometimes is pressed into cakes for easier transportation and storage. Without pressing the leaves into a cake, you get to see the beautiful whole buds and leaves all together. After 4 years of aging, it's developed fantastic taste. The liquor is sweet like honeysuckle, mellow and smooth, with a hint of fresh apricot, ripe melons, and sweet hay.
Harvest Time: March 2015
Bush Varietal: Local Da Ye (large leave)
Caffeine level: Light
It has floral aroma of honeysuckle, mellow and smooth, with a hint of fresh apricot, ripe melons, and sweet hay.
200oF, 4 grams (2 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1 minute, up to 5 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.