The "月yue光guang" or "Moon Light" white tea is a unique and fascinating tea variety. Despite being a white tea, it's commonly referred to as white puerh tea due to certain similarities in its characteristics and production process. This tea is grown in the Yunnan province, a region renowned for its large leaf tea species.
One of the most striking features of the "Moon Light" tea leaves is their distinct appearance. The surface of the leaf displays a darker color, while the back of the leaf is white, accompanied by fat buds covered in white hairs. This contrast gives the impression of moonlight shining on the tea leaves, hence the name "Moon Light."
The processing method of this tea also shares similarities with the white tea produced in the Fujian province, which involves light fermentation. The specific technique used in the creation of "Moon Light" tea includes picking "one bud and one leaf" (一芽一叶) from the JingGu tea region. This careful selection process contributes to the tea's unique taste and quality.
As for its taste, it's not specifically described, but one can expect the delicate and subtle flavors characteristic of white teas, possibly with unique notes due to its specific processing and origin.
The "Moon Light" tea is stored naturally in Guangzhou, which suggests that the environmental conditions of this area contribute to the tea's aging and flavor development. This natural storage method is typical for teas like puerh, which often undergo changes in flavor and character over time.
Produced by the XiaGuan tea factory, this tea represents a blend of tradition and unique regional tea-making techniques, offering tea enthusiasts a distinct and possibly rare tea experience.
We ordered this tea in April, but somehow we let half of year pass until we tried. And now we are very sorry we waited so long.
This is one of the best white tea cakes we have ever tried. And it has become the absolute favorite tea of my wife.
We prepare it gong fu stile, and it can easily withstand 12 infusions.
Soup is thick, dark red, with tastes of citruses, rooibos and hibiscus that build upon characteristic old white tea taste.
We will be ordering this one again.