Handpicked and processed on the full-moon this is an actual Yue Guang Bai (Moonlight White) from ancient tea trees dating back as old as 400 years old in the high mountains of Yunnan. The locals believe this special tea holds a unique energy and spirit from the phase of the moon. The production method is a closely guarded, mysterious secret spanning hundreds of years; only the local tea masters know it. The tea gets its name comes from its unique shape and color. On one side of the leaf it is white and on the other is a shadowy black, like the moon, as if the moon shines on tea bud.
This tea is only harvested between March to May in very limited quantities when the first buds and tender tea leaves emerge on the ancient tea trees. The cool spring weather gives the slow-growing buds a concentrated flavor and aroma. It is only in the spring season that the climatic conditions are present for the proper withering and curing of Ancient Moonlight White. It is delicately air dried. There are many ideas about what kind of tea a Yue Guang Bai (Moonlight White) is. The Yunnan people regard it as a white tea, but when pressed into cakes a Puer.
This tea has a rich and lively feel in your mouth with a smooth sweet flavor. The complex floral aroma and sweet finish suggest pit fruits, persimmons and wildflower honey. The color of the brew is first yellow, then changes to red and then again yellow again. It is bright and clear. Only 6 grams of this tea can be brewed 10-12 times. It's a perfect tea can be aged indefinitely if stored in an environmentata stable temperature, dry, no direct sunlight. Over time the value can increase significantly creating a wonderful investment. The flavors will change and health benefits increase exponentially.
Packed with powerful antioxidants, this tea can strengthen the immune system and raise your energy level. It also improves concentration, enhances mood and can be beneficial for depression. It destroys free radicals thus beautifying the skin.*
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
* Complex Floral Aroma + Very Fruity: Mango, Peach
I have been enjoying your Moonlight for a decade along with your ancient black, various oolongs and greens. There is no comparison. I love it and your dedication to preservation of wild teas. Thank you for your efforts and your products