Sweet Hay ~ Crushed Maple Leaf ~ Gentle Camphor
While most Chinese white teas are produced in Fujian, this unusual and evocative white tea (although a debate rages on: is it a white tea or a puerh?) hails from Yunnan. Downy, silvery buds and dark, twisted leaves, white on one side, black on the other, brew to reveal an a cup with notes of sweet hay, leather, and crushed maple leaf that finishes with a suggestion of camphor. White Moonlight (Yue Guang Bai) is soft and gentle, with a mellow, settling energy.
Yunnan Province, China
Amount: 1 tsp per 8oz/250ml of water
Water Temperature: 195ºF/90ºC
Bring fresh, cold spring water to a boil.
Brew 4-6 minutes
All puerh may enjoy multiple infusions; for each successive steep, slightly increase brewing time, being careful to drain vessel in it’s entirety before adding fresh water to the warm leaves.
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