Moonlight White Puer - 100g Cake

$ 35.00


Moonlight White Tea (Yue Guang Bai) is made up of freshly, silver-colored bud sets covered with tiny white hairs or "down" as well as the two leaves below the bud: collectively known as the "budset." It is unique tea coming into being only about ten years ago made with a new processing method these leaves undergo: they are withered by moonlight. This tea is a 2016 vintage.

The Moonlight White Tea for this tea cake comes from high in the mountains of Jinggu at an altitude of about 72300 feet from 100-300 year old arbor trees. The Picking standard for the Moonlight White Tea is one bud to one or two leaves, and the tea leaf is very fuzzy. The freshly picked leaves are withered under moonlight, resulting in a longer withering period and more oxidation compared to Fuding White Tea such as Peony White tea withered under sunlight before the tea is compressed into cakes. This gives a darker color and a rich aroma to the tea. The flavor is smooth and fruity, with a full-bodied texture.

We have been personally storing them here in a puer "vault" and they are ready to drink and also great to age for another set of years and increase in value. We have many of them and we are pricing them to MOVE!

The health benefits of puer are numerous and profound.

Call us at 512-220-3839 for rare puer cakes and tuo cha. We have many in stash we are aging and selling to hardcore puer fans. Some of these teas we get from Yunnan ourselves when we travel there.

AKA Pu-er, Pu-erh

Hint: Shorter steep time for more sweetness.

Gaiwan or Yi Xing Pot: (recommended) 

Put about 5g or 2 tsp buds into heated vessel;

Pour 200 degree water into vessel. Brew for 20 seconds for the first brewing, 10 for second, add about five seconds for each subsequent brewing.

Western Style:

One heaping tsp per 12 oz cup, or one Tbsp per 24 oz pot

205 degree water

Steep for 2-3 minutes or to taste. Should be steeped multiple times

Discover the mysterious tea with the unique flavor and numerous health benefits.

Highly recommended to experiment with the steeping times with this lovely loose-leaf Pu-erh. A short steeping time (~2 min) reveals a lovely complexity that is often lost in longer steep times. 
Traditionally Pu-erh is steeped for very short times (with larger volumes of leaves) and up to 10 steepings is common!
See what works for you...Explore the world of Pu-erh.

Pu-erh is one of the oldest types of tea in China with a history of over 1700 years, tracing back to the Eastern Han Dynasty. During its height of popularity, the tea was freely traded even used as money for the bartering of goods. Pu-erh gets its name from the city of Pu-erh in south-western China where the trade for Pu-erh was conducted. Not far from Pu-erh are the areas of Xishuangbanna and Simou, where cultivation and processing of the tea is carried out today. 

Pu-erh tea is well-known for its ability to undergo a post-fermentation process designed for further aging, similar to wine. The aging process allows the tea to develop added complexity in character. With active microbes living within the tea, pu-erh evolves with each passing year. This is the most fermented tea in China. It is traditionally compressed and packed into tea cakes or bricks to age, which originated from the natural aging process that happened in the storerooms of tea drinkers and merchants, as well as on horseback caravans on the Silk Road. This method eased horseback transportation and reduced the damage to the tea.