No.108, White Moonlight


                      Sweet Hay ~ Crushed Maple Leaf ~ Gentle Camphor

While most Chinese white teas are produced in Fujian, this unusual and evocative white tea (although a debate rages on: is it a white tea or a puerh?) hails from Yunnan. Downy, silvery buds and dark, twisted leaves, white on one side, black on the other, brew to reveal an a cup with notes of sweet hay, leather, and crushed maple leaf that finishes with a suggestion of camphor. White Moonlight (Yue Guang Bai) is soft and gentle, with a mellow, settling energy. 

 Yunnan Province, China

 Brewing Instructions: 

         Amount: 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water

         Water Temperature: 180ºF/82ºC

  • Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil.

    Brew 4-6 minutes

    All puerh may enjoy multiple infusions; for each successive steep, slightly increase brewing time, being careful to drain vessel in it’s entirety before adding fresh water to the warm leaves.