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The moonlight beauty tea is developed by the local Yunnan tea makers based on the continuous summarization and deepened understanding of the new trend of pu-erh flavor. It is a new breed of pu-erh tea. Made of the tender buds of large-leaf tea and processed with the method similar to that of Fuding white tea. Moonlight beauty tea has a rich bouquet and clear yellow soup broth. As for as taste is concerned, this tea has a smooth, pliable, sweet and fresh mouthfeel without any bitter note.
The taste of this tea is not as intense (strong) as raw pu-erh tea. Moonlight beauty tea is suitable for women or those tea lovers who prefer fresh, soft and smooth taste.
Moonlight White: This name comes from a special tea making procedure. Generally, the upper surface of the tea leaves treated with this procedure appear to be black while the the reverse side looks white, especially the buds, they appear as white as moonlight.
Legend says this tea was originally harvested by the local beautiful young girls at night and the whole processing procedure exposes minimum to the sun sight. So, the locals named it Moonlight beauty tea.
Menggu tea garden is located in Bulang Mountains, one of the most famous pu-erh teas producing area in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. This region has long been known to the world for its advantageous natural conditions and rich resources. Under the careful management from the local experienced Bulang tea planters/makers, the teas produced from this land are high in quality and pursued by the tea lovers all over the world.
Menghai, the birthplace of pu-erh tea and Chinese tea, is located in southwest Yunnan Province. Till now, there are large numbers of wild ancient trees growing in Menghai, including the 1,700-year old ancient tree king. In addition, Menghai also abounds in rice and cane sugar and has the title of Southern Yunnan granary since ancient times. Nowadays Menghai becomes a state-level grain and sugar production base.
There was a beautiful legend connected to this tea in Bulang culture. Long long ago, there was a beautiful young Dai (the Dai nationality) princess living in Xishuangbanna. This kind-hearted princess has a beautiful name - Seven Princess. She was later married to a handsome young Bulang man for the friendly relations between the Dai nationality and the Bulang nationality. Seven Princess is not only beautiful but also intelligent. With her help, the Bulang people quickly learned how to plough and sow and make teas. Just because of this, she has been honored as the tea goodness of Bulang people. Later, in honor of her, moonlight beauty tea has been chosen as the tribute tea since people thought that this tea is the embodiment of Seven Princess’ wisdom and beauty.
Bulang people: The Bulang people have lived in Bulang Mountians for many generations .The Bulang nationality is traditionally associated with tea planting and the ancestors of Bulang people are thought to be the earliest tea growers and makers.
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Very interesting and complex tea. Tastes much like a mixture of Black Tea and White Tea. You get the menthol of Dian Hong, the nuttiness of Bai Mu Dan and a citrus/floral freshness. Later infusions reveal mineral notes that you would suspect in a raw PuErh. Recommended!
At first I wasn't sure if I liked this tea, but I'm really glad that I stuck with it. After a couple of steeps following the gongfu brewing recommendations it really opened up and I felt impressed by the sweetness and complexity.
This tea was biggest disappointment from my last order. I had only 5g sample and prepared it exactly by the instructions (Chinese Gongfu Way) but I dont know... I think I had done something wrong because all peple here sing odes how is this tea delicious, strong and tasty but I nothing that could find. Aroma - weak, taste - even weaker and price - not worth the money. Teavivre's Reply Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh tea is a new breed of pu-erh, which is made from the tender buds of large-leaf tea with a method similar to that of the Fuding White Tea. So the taste of this tea conbines both the mellow and smooth mouthful taste of pu'erh and the sweet, fragrance taste of white tea. So we can regard it as pu'erh tea or white tea. In addition, due to the large-leaf tea original meterial, this tea can brew more steeps than the traditional white tea. This tea is suitable for women or those tea lovers who prefer fresh, soft and smooth taste.
(Review originally posted on Steepster: username KiwiDelight) I purchased a sample myself when I last ordered. The leaf amount in the packet ended up being 5.1g rather than a rounded 5. I prepared this is a 120ml gaiwan. Gave it a flash rinse to wake up the leaves. I followed the infusion times on Teavivre’s website: 60 seconds, 65, 70, 60, 65, 70, 80, 90, 120. A Moonlight White with only buds is certainly pretty! It looks like Silver Needles. This is only me second Moonlight White, and I was totally taken aback by the dry leaf aroma since it’s incredible different from my first. It smells like a cooking herbs mix and tomato sauce, which is what I sometimes get with Dianhong. But once the leaves are washed and steeped, the wet leaf aroma is what I remembered: blueberries and cream oatmeal, very fragrantly fruity, barely sour. Aaaaaaah. The liquor – also notably fragrant – is pale yellow, medium-bodied, and clean. This takes a bit to warm up, but from the third infusion onward, it tastes much like the wet leaf aroma: sweet and blueberry-like. The texture is thick and silky. I didn’t quite like this Moonlight White as much as the first (that one was more powerful), though this is good quality and I enjoyed drinking the more flavorful infusions. I love tasting fruits in unflavored teas as opposed to fruit-flavored teas – they’re so much more like the real McCoy. Surprises my brain every time (“Wow this is really happening???”) Moonlight Beauty is no exception to this. And I have to note again that the liquor is so fragrant that even my cups smells after I finish drinking! I don’t get that much from non-oolongs. I recommend it for those who are interested in trying it for themselves.
Ordered a sample, but it was so good I will surely order more next time. It is just as strong as I would like.
Excellent tea, very refreshing, with fruity (peach) taste. Good for up to 3 infusions western style or 6 infusions with eastern method. Looks similar to Silver Needle white tea, but (although it is a matter of personal taste) I would select this one over any Silver needle tea at any time.
I really like this tea. It is very different from the white and green teas I usually drink, mild and interesting tasting. The re-brews are good, the buds are young.
This moonlight tea is good. One can get many steeps from this tea. The aroma and body is light. The flavor is slightly fruity with hay notes.
the good calming aroma, pleasant aftertaste, it is possible to make several times.I love moonlight tea :)
Thanks, Teavivre! I chose this one as the free sample with my last order. The sickle shaped leaves are fuzzy and white! Though this one is described by Teavivre as a raw pu-erh, I usually see these types of tea labeled as white tea, especially when they are also called 'Moonlight'. I've really enjoyed these types of teas in the past. The scent to the dry leaves is very sweet and unique. Teavivre suggests I use 5 grams for the Western style, but I went with half a sample (about 2.5 grams). After brewing, I was slightly worried that more than 30 seconds would have ruined this raw pu-erh (I definitely don't like to steep my raw pu-erh more than 30 seconds at a time), but the flavor is perfect the way I steeped it. The resulting brew is very light and sweet and almost difficult to describe otherwise. It's not really lemony or creamy like some of these types of teas can be. The best description might be light honey and hay. The first and second steeps taste like a white tea, but the third tastes more like a sheng pu-erh. So I think less of a steep time will make it taste like white, more of a steep time will make it taste like raw pu-erh. I like this, but it seems like it's in between a white tea and a raw pu-erh and I'd rather pick those if I'm craving them. Steep #1 // about 2.5 grams for a full mug// 18 minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 minute steep Steep #2 // 8 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep Steep #3 // 8 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep Harvest: April 2015
Reply: Meng Gu (勐谷) tea garden began plant large area of this tea trees from 1992, which means the tea trees around 15 years old.
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