Yunnan Moonlight White Ancient Tree Super Grade (Yue Guang Bai)
This is the highest grade of Moonlight White tea. It's truly a beautiful tea with a romantic name. It is a particular style of tea similar to white tea but also resembles puer tea. It has a robust and complex flavor. This tea has great health benefits and is a great alternative for people who like more of a robust taste and depth of flavor than green tea.
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. It is a particular style of tea similar to white tea but also resembles puer tea. 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 and April in the early morning under the moonlight. The picking standard is one bud to one or two leaves, with the buds very fuzzy. Like white tea, it involves a process of withering and drying, very similar to Fuding white tea. Due to its large leaf size and process of natural withering and air-drying (unlike sun withering and drying), this tea has a longer withering and drying time, resulting in more oxidation. Thus the leaves are darker and yield a more complex taste and color. This tea ages well, which gives a more complex and fascinating taste with the passage of time. It sometimes is pressed into a cake for easier transportation and storage. Without pressing the leaves into a cake, you get to see the beautiful whole buds and leaves all together.
This tea has great health benefits and is a great alternative for people who like more of a robust taste and depth of flavor than green tea. Also recommend for people who wish to explore puer tea but find classic Puer tea a bit too strong for their palate.
Origin: LinCang county, Yunnan, China
Harvest Time: Early April 2015
Bush Varietal: Local Da Ye (large leave)
Caffeine level: Light
- Helps weight control
- Helps to reduce the effects of aging
- Helps to reduce blood pressure and cholesterol
- Helps to detox the body
Slight floral aroma of honeysuckle, mellow and smooth, with a hint of fresh apricot, ripe melons, and sweet hay. Holds up well with many infusions.
185-190oF, 4 grams (2 tbsp) for 6 oz of spring/filtered water, adjust to taste, 1-2 minutes, up to 4 steepings. We advise against the use of tap water as well as purified water.