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Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea

Tender buds, quite mild and sweet

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Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea

Tender buds, quite mild and sweet

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

Bulang Mountain, Menghai County, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 5, 2018

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

The Moonlight Beauty tea is rich in taste, and brews to a clear yellow liquid full of flavor with each mouthful smooth and sweet without a hint of bitterness. The name comes from a legend that the tea was originally harvested by local young, beautiful girls at night, ensuring 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 production areas is the Menggu Tea Garden, located in the Bulang Mountains in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. This region is known worldwide for its convenient natural conditions and rich resources, with teas produced from this land being of the highest quality and processed under the careful management of the locally experienced Bulang tea crafters.

Menggu Tea Garden

Origin

Located in the southwestern Yunnan province is Menghai, the birthplace of pu-erh tea. Even now large numbers of ancient trees grow in the region, with the most notable being the 1700-year-old ‘ancient tree king’. Menghai also holds an abundance of rice and cane sugar fields, and has held the title of Southern Yunnan Granary since ancient times. Nowadays it is known as a state-level grain production base.

Map of Bulang

Tea Bush

Native to Menghai County in Xishuangbanna, the Menghai large-leaf tea tree species was rated as the most improved national tea variety in 1984. This species can grow up to seven meters tall, and has bold green leaves much larger than common varieties, and buds that are yellowish-green and coated with fuzz.

Small-leaf tea tree

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

History

An enthralling legend has been connected to Moonlight Beauty tea in Bulang culture. It states that long ago there was a beautiful young Dai princess living in Xishuangbanna, kind and intelligent, named Seven Princess. The friendly relations between the Dai and Bulang nationalities led to her marriage to a handsome young Bulang man, and with the princess’s help, the Bulang people learned to plow, sow, and craft tea. She was later honored as the tea goddess of the Bulang people.

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

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