Moonlight White Tea & Snow Chrysanthemum Buds Dragon Ball - NEW!!
Ingredients: 100% Organic white tea leaves
Dragon balls are perfect for single brew servings!
Because of their tightly compressed form, these dragon balls fair much better during transport and storage than loose tea, contributing to a fresh look and vibrant mouthfeel. The Moonlight White is made up of fleshy, silver-colored buds covered with tiny white hairs or "down" as well as the two leaves below the bud; collectively known as the “budset.” It is a quite unique tea coming into being only about ten years ago.
Our Moonlight White comes from high in the mountains of Jinggu at an altitude of about 7200 ft from 100-300 year old arbor tea trees. The freshly picked leaves are withered (in shade, not moonlight) for a longer time than most white teas, resulting in more oxidation compared to Fuding White tea such as Peony White tea withered under sunlight before being dried. This gives a darker color and a rich aroma to the tea. The flavor is smooth and fruity with a sugary and sweet hint of cherry and flowers, with a full-bodied texture. The Moonlight White “Yue Guang Bai” Tea is mixed with fresh Spring 2017 Snow Chrysanthemum giving it a wonderful honey and spice flavor which is perfectly balanced by the wonderful viscous texture and mouthfeel of the white tea.
Hint: Use more leaves for a stronger, more satisfying taste.
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Water: 195°F | Leaves: 2 heaping tsp for 12 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!