Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea

Tea type
Pu-erh Tea
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Jasmine, Apricot, Butter, Cannabis, Cantaloupe, Citrusy, Creamy, Forest Floor, Hay, Herbs, Lemon, Mango, Mineral, Mushrooms, Oats, Thyme, Tropical, Vegetables, Floral, Fruity, Honey, Rainforest, Cucumber, Stonefruits, Pine, Wet Earth
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Caffeine
Low
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195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 6 oz / 170 ml

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  • “An immediate, surprising note of jasmine in the aroma. Almost clear liquor. Light, smooth, crisp white tea flavor. Not particularly strong at a 3 minute steep, so I’ll probably try brewing again...” Read full tasting note
    75
  • “From the looks of it, this tea is a silver needle white, but it has a depth to the aroma of the leaf and aged character toward the end of the session that seems more along the lines of a puerh or...” Read full tasting note
    90
  • “Quick note to add to my previous review that this is my go-to raw Pu-erh after a heavy meal. Just love the stonefruit taste and the mellow cup of tea in the evenings.” Read full tasting note
    96
  • “Strong floral note which trails into the aftertaste. Dull snap-pea sugary sweetness at the end of the sip and trailing into the aftertaste. Characteristic white tea note in the middle of the sip.” Read full tasting note
    85

From Teavivre

Original Place: Bulang Mountain, Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Tea type:Pu-erh tea, raw pu-erh tea

Picking standard:One single bud Dry tea: Buds are fat, bold and covered with light, moonlight (silvery) fuzz.

Aroma:Unique rich aged aroma Liquid:Light yellow, clear Mouthfeel:Sweet, thirst quenching, long-lasting sweet mouthfeel

Species:Menghai large-leaf tree Tea Garden:Meng Gu (勐谷) tea garden

The taste of this tea is not as intense (strong) as raw pu-erh tea. Moonlight beauty tea is suitable for women or those tea lovers who prefer fresh, soft and smooth taste.

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14 Tasting Notes

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38 tasting notes

An immediate, surprising note of jasmine in the aroma.

Almost clear liquor.

Light, smooth, crisp white tea flavor. Not particularly strong at a 3 minute steep, so I’ll probably try brewing again for longer in the future.

ETA: a 5 minute brew is equally mild, but the jasmine aroma is not as pronounced. The brew becomes slightly earthier as well

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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395 tasting notes

From the looks of it, this tea is a silver needle white, but it has a depth to the aroma of the leaf and aged character toward the end of the session that seems more along the lines of a puerh or aged white.

I prepared this sample from Kawaii433 gongfu using 7.3g in a 150mL gaiwan, 200F water with a rinse and unknown number of steeps starting at 10s. The calming energy of the tea hit me pretty hard drinking it the morning, so I brewed it over the course of two days.

Aroma escaping from the cup was butter creamed with sugar and oats. Light and mineral on the sip, fruity and citrusy-lemon, thickening up greatly midmouth with a creamy quality. Combined with sweet flavors of dried mango, apricot, cantaloupe and oats, the theme early on reminded me of Quaker instant peaches and cream oatmeal. There was also a sort of tropical quality to the taste. Daylon R Thomas jogged my memory of jackfruit in one of his reviews in the past week and I would also ascribe the flavor of a jackfruit smoothie to this tea. It had a good astringency, plenty of salivation and strong huigan to keep things interesting. The coating, lingering aftertaste seemed to perpetuate the instant calm that overtook me. My notes after that were “Aw geez” and something illegible.

The next day, the tea moved from creamy and fruity into a more herbal, earthy, pungent tone that reminded me of the scent of the dry and rinsed leaf. There were notes of herbs, cooked vegetable, cooked mushrooms, hay, oats, skunky cannabis, thyme, mineral soil and cantaloupe.

I haven’t had time to read about the processing of this tea, and, not to dive deeply into semantics, but by tastes alone I wouldn’t classify this as a puerh. Regardless, it’s a tasty brew with plenty of depth.

Flavors: Apricot, Butter, Cannabis, Cantaloupe, Citrusy, Creamy, Forest Floor, Hay, Herbs, Lemon, Mango, Mineral, Mushrooms, Oats, Thyme, Tropical, Vegetables

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
Kawaii433

I really like this one :D. I have a huuuge bag of it hehe.

hawkband1

That sounds really good. Adding to wishlist…

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264 tasting notes

Quick note to add to my previous review that this is my go-to raw Pu-erh after a heavy meal. Just love the stonefruit taste and the mellow cup of tea in the evenings.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 2 OZ / 60 ML

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785 tasting notes

Strong floral note which trails into the aftertaste. Dull snap-pea sugary sweetness at the end of the sip and trailing into the aftertaste. Characteristic white tea note in the middle of the sip.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 14 OZ / 400 ML

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371 tasting notes

I purchased a sample myself when I last ordered. The leaf amount in the packet ended up being 5.1g rather than a rounded 5. I prepared this is a 120ml gaiwan. Gave it a flash rinse to wake up the leaves. I followed the infusion times on Teavivre’s website: 60 seconds, 65, 70, 60, 65, 70, 80, 90, 120.

A Moonlight White with only buds is certainly pretty! It looks like Silver Needles. This is only me second Moonlight White, and I totally taken aback by the dry leaf aroma since it’s incredible different from my first. It smells like a cooking herbs mix and tomato sauce, which is what I sometimes get with Dianhong. But once the leaves are washed and steeped, the wet leaf aroma is what I remembered: blueberries and cream oatmeal, very fragrantly fruity, barely sour. Aaaaaaah.

The liquor – also notably fragrant – is pale yellow, medium-bodied, and clean. This takes a bit to warm up, but from the third infusion onward, it tastes much like the wet leaf aroma: sweet and blueberry-like. The texture is thick and silky.

I didn’t quite like this Moonlight White as much as the first (that one was more powerful), though this is good quality and I enjoyed drinking the more flavorful infusions. I love tasting fruits in unflavored teas as opposed to fruit-flavored teas – they’re so much more like the real McCoy. Surprises my brain every time (“Wow this is really happening???”) Moonlight Beauty is no exception to this. And I have to note again that the liquor is so fragrant that even my cups smells after I finish drinking! I don’t get that much from non-oolongs. I recommend it for those who are interested in trying it for themselves.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C

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This pu-erh is similar to a white tea and is light amber in color. This tea has a light and sweet quality to it with flavors of cucumber and apricot. It is a very interesting tea.

Flavors: Apricot, Cucumber

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 5 OZ / 147 ML

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732 tasting notes

Another sample from Angel at Teavivre! Thank you! I should preface this by saying this is my first white puerh ever! This is an all new experience for me.

The tea itself is gorgeous — long, perfect silver leaves. They’re fuzzy and remind me of the antennae of the giant moths we see here in the summer. <3 The aroma is very sweet and stone-fruity. It doesn’t really smell like puerh at all! Just apricots and spring-like perfume. There is no mustiness or iodine smell like I’m used to with puerh. (The things I sometimes find off-putting.)

The tea brews up to a very light tan. The flavor is mild and clean, not musty. If anything, the aging process of this puerh removed any sharpness that might have been there. I get delightful notes of apricot, maybe peaches. Very fruity and smooth. Mellow and understated, but lovely. There is a distinct note of “puerh” in the scent of the tea before I sip, but nothing like that in the taste. This is truly unique (to my experience) and elegant. I highly recommend it.

Flavors: Apricot, Fruity, Stonefruits

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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Thank you Angel from Teavivre for sending me this sample. When I had first saw this, I expected to see a different type of leaf. Then again, I am not very experienced with pu-erh tea. The leaves were silvery-pale green and fuzzy. It looks like white tea. The smell is very faint. The steeped liquid is a pale gold color and a slightly floral scent. The first sample of this I brewed it western style. The second sample, I used a small gaiwan. The flavors are different. I did enjoy the western style flavor better. Maybe because it muted the flavors a bit and was less astringent.

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Thanks, Teavivre! I chose this one as the free sample with my last order. The sickle shaped leaves are fuzzy and white! Though this one is described by Teavivre as a raw pu-erh, I usually see these types of tea labeled as white tea, especially when they are also called ‘Moonlight’. I’ve really enjoyed these types of teas in the past. The scent to the dry leaves is very sweet and unique. Teavivre suggests I use 5 grams for the Western style, but I went with half a sample (about 2.5 grams). After brewing, I was slightly worried that more than 30 seconds would have ruined this raw pu-erh (I definitely don’t like to steep my raw pu-erh more than 30 seconds at a time), but the flavor is perfect the way I steeped it. The resulting brew is very light and sweet and almost difficult to describe otherwise. It’s not really lemony or creamy like some of these types of teas can be. The best description might be light honey and hay. The first and second steeps taste like a white tea, but the third tastes more like a sheng pu-erh. So I think less of a steep time will make it taste like white, more of a steep time will make it taste like raw pu-erh. I like this, but it seems like it’s in between a white tea and a raw pu-erh and I’d rather pick those if I’m craving them.
Steep #1 // about 2.5 grams for a full mug// 18 minutes after boiling // rinse // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 8 minutes after boiling // 2 minute steep
Steep #3 // 8 minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Harvest: April 2015

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Thank you Angel from Teavivre for sending me this sample to try.

I love the name of this tea, Moonlight Beauty sounds so pure and happy. The website says that though this tea is a raw Pu-Erh it is also similar to a white tea due to the processing of the leaves. You can see the similarity when you inspect the leaves.

In appearance the leaves are long and fairly thin with lots of downy hairs. They are a very pale green, almost white colour and they bare a soft, fresh scent of grass and pepper. Enough to smell like a Pu-Erh but living up to it’s subtle nature. The leaves are also crisp to the touch and could easily be broken into small pieces with fingers.

I will be using 5g of leaf in a 220ml teapot with boiling water.

First Steep – 1 minute

After the first steep the leaves now smell malty and wooden, a real contrast to their dry form. The tea also shares hints of wood and malt, with pepper and sweet pine. The liquid is very light yellow.

In flavour this is more subtle than it smells. The first thing I notice is the smoothness of a fresh pine and sweet peony notes. The after taste is dry and slightly nutty. It actually reminds me of a Bai Mu Dan white tea in flavour.

Second Steep – 2 minutes

More peony and slightly sweeter than the previous steep, though just as mild. More drying in the after taste too. It tastes like spring rain drops that have landed onto flower petals, that imagery is in my mind every time I sip.

Third Steep – 3 minutes

Slightly sour during this steep but with a creamy finish and just as much peony. It has to be said that the dryness is somewhat spoiling it’s subtle elegance.

Overall – I am not a fan of white tea usually and that is exactly what this tea reminds me of. It’s not very Pu-Erh like except for the peppery, wood notes in the leaves once you start to infuse it. That being said it was still a pleasant and non offensive tea. I don’t think I could drink it all the time though, it’s just too mild for my personal taste. I imagine it’s great to keep hydrated with on hot summer days though. I also imagine that the mild nature of this tea would make it rather forgiving should you over steep it. Essentially it remained very similar throughout all three steeps.

http://sororiteasisters.com/2016/06/24/moonlight-beauty-raw-pu-erh-loose-tea-teavivre/

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