Moonlight White (Yue Guan Bai)

Tea type
Pu-erh White Blend
Ingredients
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Flavors
Apricot, Hay, Honey, Malt, Tangy
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Average preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 6 g 4 oz / 120 ml

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  • “i don’t get it. Lol. Pulled this one out today from omgsrsly to try. After a number of steeps and different temps and times, i just don’t get it. Tastes like not very much of anything to me. ...” Read full tasting note
  • “Mmm. This dark honey is from OMGsrsly. It’s pretty delicious. I’m both a fan of white tea and eating honey syrup so this was always going to go over well. If only me and puerh got along like this...” Read full tasting note
  • “KimcheeKat kindly gave me a sample of this in a swap a while back. I waited too long after I finished it to write a good review but I have been unwilling to remove it from my cupboard until I made...” Read full tasting note
  • “Another one from OMGsrsly!!! I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one, so I originally meant to save it for last, but I am the least patient person in existence, so that didn’t happen....” Read full tasting note

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Moonlight White tea was created by tea master (Taiwan) Zhou Ren Zhi in 1994. This tea is different from the regular Pu-Erh teas, which are dried by the sun-light; whereas this tea is produced at night, hence, it is dried by the moon-light. The farmer picks the leaves from the wild arbor tree under the moon-light. The tea leaves are moved to a special room which keeps the light away in order to slow down the oxidization.

This tea cake is of good quality in that the leaves are selected from the tips and the second leaves. The tea cake is a beautiful mosaic of white and black coloured leaves.

The fragrance of the dried leaves is appealing. There are hints of a mix of flowery and fruity aroma. The liquor is a bright orange colour. The taste is very delicate with a comfortable sweetness.

Tea: Moonlight White Pu-Erh Tea Cake, 2011 (Green/Sheng)

Other Name: Yue Guang Bai

Factory: Ba Da Shan Lao Zai Tea Factory

Origin: Yunnan, Ba Da Zhan(mountain)

Types: Green/Sheng/Raw

Harvest Period: 2011

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12 Tasting Notes

10335 tasting notes

i don’t get it. Lol. Pulled this one out today from omgsrsly to try. After a number of steeps and different temps and times, i just don’t get it. Tastes like not very much of anything to me. I’m hoping that maybe next time i pull this out i’ll be able to figure it out, though if i can’t…well there’s more for everyone else, since i know most folks have really loved this.

Dexter

:((((
Love this – it’s like apricot honey.
IMHO – gong fu – boiling water – flash steeps.
If you tried that then maybe it’s just not for you…..

Sil

i’ve got more to play with :)

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932 tasting notes

Mmm. This dark honey is from OMGsrsly. It’s pretty delicious. I’m both a fan of white tea and eating honey syrup so this was always going to go over well.

If only me and puerh got along like this all the time.

Flavors: Apricot, Hay, Honey, Malt, Tangy

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26 tasting notes

KimcheeKat kindly gave me a sample of this in a swap a while back. I waited too long after I finished it to write a good review but I have been unwilling to remove it from my cupboard until I made a note reminding myself that I should buy this given the opportunity. So here is my note to self: This tea is excellent, buy it.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 8 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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23 tasting notes

Another one from OMGsrsly!!!

I’ve heard nothing but good things about this one, so I originally meant to save it for last, but I am the least patient person in existence, so that didn’t happen. OMGsrsly was generous enough to give me a sample big enough for two sessions anyway (thanks!!), so I still have a bit to hoard away.

The leaves are kind of silky-fuzzy, heheeeeee. I liked the way they felt against my fingers when I was picking off a chunk to brew.

This tea really is super heavy on the honey sweetness, and I’m noticing a hint of woodiness coming out in some of the longer steeps. It feels like it should be a dessert tea…like I’d be breaking the rules if I drank this before clearing my dinner plate of all my veggies. Anyhoo, it was yummy and I’m happy to report that my sweet tooth has been Appeased.

OMGsrsly

This one is seriously The Best that I’ve tried. :D Glad you enjoyed!

Dexter

Me too – Best Moonlight I’ve tried :))

shezza

It’s sooo good, thank you for sharing!!

MissB

Scurries off to add to list for Sunday. So glad the two of you connected! I thought you might have similar flavor palates.

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24 tasting notes

This tea is sweet, delicate and full of honey flavour! The dry leaves smell like fresh grass. I will be buying more of this!

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761 tasting notes

I broke this out tonight, and used it to inaugurate my new little gaiwan though I opted to not use the minuscule tea cups that came with it. My husband teased that they belonged to a dollhouse. I used the whole sample that OMGsrsly gave me, thinking with the gaiwan I’d need more leaf but shorter steep.

Because I used a small teacup, I opted to do 2 steeps per cup, following the first one. I’m on steeps 3 and 4 now. Longer steeps yield a darker colour…a dark but translucent honey (almost mahogany), and the taste becomes a little more earthy, and what I expect from a pu erh that’s been aged. I’m not sure I get thick honey, as for the taste, though I am having my steeps straight, so that says something. It does seem to be getting sweeter with the steeps though. The last steep actually went longer than planned, because I forgot to time it, but by the the water had cooled even more, so I think it was ok. As the tea cools, it feels so thick in my mouth, so the thick honey description is coming truer.

I’m very glad OMGsrsly gave me a sample of this to try. I’m glad I used the taiwan for this, though having used this little one, I feel like I want a larger one as well. But my little one will suffice. I just get about 5-6 sips before I need more. I’ll try to get a few more steeps out of this one tonight.

Dexter

Mmmmmm loved this one – so much fun.

Plunkybug

Yep! I’m just making the 5th and 6th steeps now. I don’t mind combining them at this point, since I did not get much difference with the earlier steeps, and it seems that combined, I’m getting a richer steep. I do see room in my collections for a larger gaiwan though…the one I have is so tiny. It’s cute, but tiny.

Plunkybug

They were so thick! I’m so glad I got to try it!

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1040 tasting notes

I love this – I have lots of moonlight at this is by far the best I’ve tried.
Boiling water – flash steeps = liquid honey with a hint of apricot. It’s just perfect.
When I get the rest of the moonlight drank – I will buy a cake of this.
Thank you OMGsrsly for sharing this amazing tea.

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Sil

i’ve been saving this one to try last once i get through the other samples heh

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2221 tasting notes

OMG.

It’s like I’m drinking honey.

Wow.

I just. No words.

(Edit: Here. Have some pictures.

http://instagram.com/p/zJRlMDx5D8
http://instagram.com/p/zJXcvZR5Nq )

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
cookies

Oooh, I love Yue Guan Bai and am always looking for good ones. Putting this on my to-try list.

OMGsrsly

O. M. G. I am buying a WHOLE CAKE JUST FOR ME. They only have ~10 left. O.o Hopefully they still have some next weekend.

Maddy Barone

That sounds so darned good! talks to self No more tea!

cookies

Puerh-shop has one that tastes like liquid honey as well. I’m trying to convince myself I don’t need a full cake…

OMGsrsly

The nice thing is I can just pop into this store and pay Canadian. And… I will never help you convince yourself you don’t need a full cake. If you love it, buy it now. Do it! :)

Dexter

Looks fantastic – so happy you found a great one :))

OMGsrsly

I will send you some, Dexter. It needs suuuuper short steeps. I started with 2 seconds. :) (I might be a little tea drunk. Whee!)

Dexter

LOL tea drunk is good :))

Kittenna

Liquid honey?? whimper

OMGsrsly

LOL. Assuming I manage to get a cake, the plan is to send it out to try. Sil/Terri (b/c Sil always needs more for the boxes that go to Terri!), Dexter, DeleriumsFrogs, Kittenna… :) If I sent it out to everyone right now I wouldn’t have any left.

ashmanra

WANT!!! I had one at Tin Roof Teas. I need to buy a whole
cake…

OMGsrsly

:D I totally agree, ashmanra!

Kittenna

Pleasepleaseplease if you do get a cake, keep me in mind. I believe I’ve had a moonlight white pu’erh before too, and quite enjoyed it.

OMGsrsly

Yes yes. Of course!

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