Moonlight White

Tea type
White Tea
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Flavors
Fruity, Peach, Pine
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170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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  • “Found another excellent one! Didn't buy enough at once! :( Moonlight White. Mmmmmm... It's a very nectary white tea. Subtle hints of honey and ripe yellow fruits like apricot. This one I highly...” Read full tasting note
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    OhCha 84 tasting notes
  • “Big thanks to QuiltGuppy for sending me this lovely tea!! I'd been saving it for a special occasion and I don't know why but today felt right. It's very light and refreshing. I think I can taste...” Read full tasting note
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    indigobloom 1315 tasting notes
  • “To use a *TeaEqualsBliss* phrase: these leaves are flew-fee! Flooo-feeee! (Oh yes, that _is_ fun) :D I also have to add that I generally don't care to see the leaves as they steep. But this...” Read full tasting note
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    Rabs 361 tasting notes
  • “First cold brewed tea of the year. I always prefer my white tea cold rather than hot. This particular tea retains it's sweet taste cold or hot. But cold there seems to be a sort of melon flavor,...” Read full tasting note
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    joshuasbones 175 tasting notes

From Rishi Tea

Moonlight White (Yue Guang Bai) has a unique flavor and infusion unlike any other white tea with flavors of ripe melon and sweet honeysuckle flowers. Harvested in small batches each spring. Moonlight White is a rare type of white tea made with two leaves and a bud from Yunnan’s Da Yeh tea tree varietal.

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84 tasting notes

Found another excellent one! Didn’t buy enough at once! :(

Moonlight White. Mmmmmm… It’s a very nectary white tea. Subtle hints of honey and ripe yellow fruits like apricot. This one I highly recommend for the white tea obsessee!!!
And as always the best comes from Yunnan. (Unless we’re talking green teas… Japan all the way!)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Oh yes! White teas, Japanese greens, and matcha (which is just a different level of Japanese green all together) all the way!

Fred

I would have to disagree that the best green tea comes from japan. I guess it depends on if you like the steamed grassy flavor of japanese green teas. I prefer the mellow complex flavors of chinese green tea. You should try some varieties if you haven’t yet.

Oh Cha!

Japanese greens are just my personal favourite, that’s all :) My minor obsession with Japan, and the subsequent trip to Japan, is what started my tea interest actually.

I also loooooove Chinese greens! You’re right, the flavour profile of Chinese greens is so different as compared to those from Japan! I also love black teas, and oolongs, and pu-erhs, and yellows, and whites, and rooibos, and tisanes in general, and mate, and chai, and…

Cofftea

Oh Cha- you must take me w/ when you go back!:)

Fred

Sorry! Didn’t mean to imply that you didn’t know about Chinese green tea. And I have a fascination with Japanese culture too. I just wish i had the money to go there. I don’t hate Japanese green tea but I just don’t prefer the grassy flavor. But give me Genmaicha and I will be happy.

Oh Cha!

A trip to Japan when I was 15 was where I began drinking tea :) And so… the obsession began! Japanese greens will always be my first love… hehehe…

Fred

If only I were rich. I would move somewhere warmer and start a tea plantation! But first I would travel to Japan and get myself a custom made Katana by a registered Japanese sword smith all while drinking massive amounts of genmaicha and eating massive amounts of sushi!

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1315 tasting notes

Big thanks to QuiltGuppy for sending me this lovely tea!! I’d been saving it for a special occasion and I don’t know why but today felt right.
It’s very light and refreshing. I think I can taste some of the melon but I’d never be able to pinpoint that on my own. It’s a solid white tea that I look forward to having again.
One thing that puzzles me is that at one point it tasted a tad bleachy, but that quickly disappeared as the cup cooled. I know melon can give me a chemical-ish impression, as does papaya (even more so)…. so perhaps that was why? Hmm.
Anyhow, I really enjoyed this one- esp when it was hot!!

EDIT: Ohhhh my goodness, the second steep was a totally different experience!!!! not so great when hot, but deeeeelicious and delicate and round and fruity and oh oh so good when warm but not yet cool. I am bumping the rating! I wonder what the third steep holds? :)

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361 tasting notes

To use a TeaEqualsBliss phrase: these leaves are flew-fee! Flooo-feeee! (Oh yes, that is fun) :D I also have to add that I generally don’t care to see the leaves as they steep. But this one? It was amazing to stick them in the fridge the night before and then look in the morning. Very leafy leaves! It must be said: LEAF JUICE!!!!!

With this tea I’ve come to the realization that I really enjoy uber-subtle iced teas. I’ve had some aggressive iced teas lately and having one yesterday and now this one today I know that for me gentle is the way to go. This is fantastic iced. Just a hint of nectary sweetness – almost melon-ey. I’ve never really had a white tea like this before. NOM! TG

Preparation
Iced

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175 tasting notes

First cold brewed tea of the year. I always prefer my white tea cold rather than hot. This particular tea retains it’s sweet taste cold or hot. But cold there seems to be a sort of melon flavor, as opposed to hot which is somewhat nectar/honey flavored.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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403 tasting notes

Cold-brewed this overnight, and it turned out pretty well. Teas like this are why I bought a glass waterbottle; it’s delicate enough to be overwhelmed by plastic or aluminum.sweet and refreshing, though- a good tea for a summer morning.

This tea also has the most gorgeous leaves I’ve ever seen, wet or dry: green, and maroon, and sparkly from the “silver” hairs on the needles.

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24 tasting notes

Sweet, real strong notes of caramel, clover honey, some fruit and light floral notes as well.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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238 tasting notes

The dry leaves have the scent of cocoa and rocks. They each have 2 leaves and a bud with the fuzziness of Silver Needle.
Brewed, the liquor is very inviting with scents of mulberry and honey.
I love white tea, I can’t wait to taste this.
The flavor is very honey-tasting with touches of nectarine pulp and a hint of almond biscotti in the finish as you breathe out. This is fantastic white tea!! One of the best I have tried!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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55 tasting notes

I like this tea – very clean white tea, pale yellow with a very light scent. Slight taste of melon, but not overpowering. I prepared this by heating my water to 175 degrees and steeping it about 4 1/2 minutes.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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19 tasting notes

Pretty good tea, love the subtle taste of the melon, very complementary with white tea. Doesn’t leave one’s mouth dry!

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