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Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea

Tender buds, quite mild and sweet

$2.50
Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea

Tender buds, quite mild and sweet

Rating:
94% of 100
Categories:
WhitePu-erh
Summary
Origin:

Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 5, 2017

Dry Leaf: 

Fat single buds covered in silver fuzz that resembles moonlight

Aroma: 

A rich and aged aroma with sweet undertones

Liquor: 

Clear yellow color

Taste: 

Mellow and soft, each infusion is refreshing and thirst-quenching,

with a long-lasting sweet taste

Tea Bush:

Menghai large-leaf tree

Tea Garden:

Meng Gu (勐谷) tea garden

Caffeine:

Low caffeine (less than 10% of a cup of coffee)

Storage:

Store in cool, dry place away from sunlight; keep ventilated

Shelf Life:

36 months

Angel's Comment:

This Moonlight Beauty tea promises to deliver sweetness in each infusion. It is favoured by tea lovers who like their tea to have a fresh, mellow, and smooth taste.

Certification:

Eurofins Certification

As the Pu-erh tea grew in popularity, a deeper understanding of it was established and local Yunnan tea makers developed a new breed of pu-erh tea, the Moonlight Beauty. This unique tea is made from the tender buds of large-leaf tea with a method similar to that of the Fuding White Tea.

The Moonlight Beauty Tea is rich in flavor and when brewed forms a clear yellow liquid. This tea is full of flavor and each mouthful is smooth and sweet without a hint of bitterness. It was named Moonlight Beauty Tea because legend has it that this tea was originally harvested by young local beautiful girls at night, which ensured minimal sunlight exposure.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
194℉ / 90℃ 194℉ / 90℃
3 Teaspoons / 3g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins 9 steeps: rinse, 60s, 65s, 70s, 60s, 65s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 120s
Tea Garden

One of the most famous pu-erh tea production areas is Menggu tea garden, located in the Bulang Mountains in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. This region is known worldwide for its convenient natural conditions and rich resources. Teas produced from this land are of the highest quality and are processed under the careful management of the locally experienced Bulang tea planters/makers. They are pursued by tea lovers worldwide.

Menggu Tea Garden

Origin

Located in the southwest of Yunnan Province is Menghai and it is the birthplace of pu-erh tea. Even until now, large numbers of ancient trees grow in Menghai and among the most notable is the 1,700 year old ancient tree king. But Menghai is not know only for its tea, it holds an abundance of rice and cane sugar and has held the title of Southern Yunnan Granary since ancient times. Nowadays, Menghai is known as a state-level grain and production base.

Map of Bulang

Tea Bush

Native to Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, the Menghai large leaf tree species was rated as the most improved national tea variety in 1984. This species has the ability to grow 7 m tall in the wild and its leaves are bold green and much larger than common varieties. The buds of this species are yellowish green and covered in fuzz.

Small-leaf tea tree

The tea leaves of this tree are high in phytochemicals; one tea bud with two leaves contains 2.3% of amino acids, 32.8% of polyphenolic compounds, 4.1% of caffeine and 18.2% of catechuic acid. As a result, pu-erh tea made from the Menghai species is high quality, rich in flavor, with a soft taste and a full-bodied tea essence.

History

An enthralling legend has been connected to the Moonlight Beauty tea in Bulang culture. It states that long ago, a beautiful young Dai (of Dai nationality) princess living in Xishuangbanna. This princess was kind, intelligent and beautiful; she was named Seven Princess. The friendly relations between the Dai and the Bulang nationalities led to her marriage to a handsome young Bulang man. With Seven Princess' help, the Bulang people learned to plough, sow and make teas. She was later honored as the tea goddess of the Bulang people.

As a tribute to her, the Moonlight Beauty tea was chosen as people agreed that this tea embodied the wisdom and beauty of Seven Princess.

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