Sipdown. I don’t remember anything striking about this tea. It was okay, but not a repurchase.
“Sipdown. I don’t remember anything striking about this tea. It was okay, but not a repurchase.” Read full tasting note
“I drank this last night and I’m still not really sure how I feel about it. It seems pretty different from White2Tea’s other moonlight whites like Nightlife and Tiltshift…maybe it’s just because...” Read full tasting note
Our 2019 Nightfall is a commissioned yueguangbai, which is a shade dried white tea from Yunnan province. This production was made entirely of old arbor tea that is usually destined to be raw Puer tea. If you are accustomed to drinking yueguangbai teas with a bud heavy picking standard, you may notice that this tea has a lot of larger leaves; this is because when you make an old arbor tea you want to pick whatever the trees are giving and not waste a bit of it.
This tea has a thick enduring aroma and flavor with a hefty, silky body. A beautiful cake that any lover of white teas must try.
Each cake is 200 grams.
Company description not available.
2019 Nightfall Bamboowhite2tea
NightfallAugust Uncommon Tea
I drank this last night and I’m still not really sure how I feel about it. It seems pretty different from White2Tea’s other moonlight whites like Nightlife and Tiltshift…maybe it’s just because it’s old arbor? I don’t think I’ve had any old arbor whites before. The other moonlights smell really fruity to me but Nightfall smells…tobacco-y? And the first couple steeps tasted less fruity and more grassy than I was expecting. I dropped my water temperature a few degrees and the grassiness went away. After that there were a lot of citrus type flavors. I liked it better toward the middle and end of the session than I did at the beginning. Neither the flavor nor the aroma was as strong as I’ve had from other moonlights so I think I might have underleafed it a bit (my scale was alllllll the way downstairs and I’d just gotten comfy in my blanket nest). I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it as much as other moonlights. I’ll play with it a bit more to see if it was user error or my mood (I was a little grumpy, I dropped a glass tea infuser thingie in the sink and cracked it…3rd teaware casualty so far this year!) but for now I’m glad I only got a sample instead of a full cake.