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Yue Guang Bai

 

What everyone secretly dreams of when they hear ‘white tea’, Yue Guang Bai rolls like a cloud over the tongue: cornsilk sweetness mingles with notes of mint and buttery fava beans. Produced from the larger-leafed Assamica varietal common in Yunnan, and being withered in darkness with warm air as opposed to sunlight gives this recently-innovated variety its name, meaning ‘moonlight white tea’. A delight of delights for those who enjoy delicate flavours—and for anyone who wishes for celestial dreams.

Compare with a black tea made from the same leaves, our Dian Hong and watch the video on the Nannuoshan YouTube Channel to learn more about the taste of Yue Guang Bai, how it compares with white tea from Fuding and why it is called Moonlight White Tea.

 

Tasting Moonlight White Tea

 

  • ORIGIN:  Fengqing, Lincang, Yunnan, China
  • MEANING:  Moonlight White Tea (yue guang bai cha)
  • CULTIVAR:  Da Ye Zhong
  • HARVEST TIME:  Spring 2017
  • TASTE:  Light, sweet, vegetal, warm milk


Preparation
IN THE TEAPOT
  • Quantity: 6g / 500ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • Infusion time: 5 min
GONGFU CHA METHOD
  • Quantity: 3g / 100ml
  • Water temperature: 90°C
  • 5 infusions: 45, 60, 75, 90, 120 sec

For best results in gongfu cha, brew in the traditional gaiwan.

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