2015 Autumn Old Arbor Yue Guang Bai Teacake

Tea type
Black White Blend
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Flavors
Hay, Honey, Malt, Grapes, Raisins
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205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 oz / 80 ml

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  • “Another sip down. Down to 100 teas now. Enjoying the last of this moonlight tea this morning. Trying to wake up but even though I slept well last night. I am so tired. Just can’t keep my...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I subscribed to the YS tea club about two weeks ago, and the first package arrived in record time about a week later – astonishing, considering the time of year; I didn’t think it would even be...” Read full tasting note

From Yunnan Sourcing

Old arbor Jing Gu area camellia taliensis tea leaves were processed into this lovely lightly-wilted and then air-dried black/white tea and then pressed into these lovely 200 gram tea cakes.

Yue Guang Bai (Moonlight White) is a type of white tea that can also be processed more like a black tea (if allowed to wilt longer). In the case of this autumn 2015 tea cake the processing allowed for more wilting giving the leaves a light brown color, and the tea soup a red color. The taste is sugary and sweet with hints of flowers and lychee fruit. If you smell the bottom of the cup or cha hai you may notice hints of red wine sweet and tannin smell!

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Another sip down. Down to 100 teas now. Enjoying the last of this moonlight tea this morning. Trying to wake up but even though I slept well last night. I am so tired. Just can’t keep my eyes open. Even passed up having my green tea to go for something with a little more caffeine but I don’t feel a thing yet.
This is a delicious tea. It’s got the deep sweet honey taste with a malt and a bit of hay. There is supposed to be hints of flowers and lychee fruit in this tea but I am not getting it. On my 3rd infusion. Maybe my taste buds haven’t woken up yet.

So this tea is listed under blacks in YS’s website. Scott writes that it’s a white processed like a black tea. However it’s pressed like a pu-erh tea. Does that make it a pu-erh and does it age?

Flavors: Hay, Honey, Malt

Youssef

I asked Scott if you could age this tea, and he said that you could. I wonder what age will do to this tea!

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I subscribed to the YS tea club about two weeks ago, and the first package arrived in record time about a week later – astonishing, considering the time of year; I didn’t think it would even be sent out before New Year, so kudos to YS for that (and to my long-suffering postman weighed down with all my tea parcels).

This is the first YS tea I’ve ever tasted, and I had high expectations of it because I’ve read good things about YS from people who are seriously into tea.

I was a bit mystified as to how to brew this – a white tea from camellia taliensis (that teapedia tells me is usually used for puerh by local people) processed like a black tea and made into a cake. In the end, after a bit of dithering, I used about 4 or 5g and steeped it in a small gaiwan with about 70-80ml of just off-the-boil water for short 20-30-second infusions.

Mostly, I try to dial down my unfairly high expectations when I try a new tea. I still have a lot to learn, but I’ve drunk enough tea by now to know that as gorgeous as it can be, it doesn’t actually have magical properties. But after the first couple of sips of this, my expectations dialled right back up again.

It’s sweet and soft and a little malty, with a darker taste of ripe black grape flesh and raisins, and I got a hint of a pepper-like spicy bite on my tongue. It’s a little bit unusual, and very moreish – I re-steeped the leaves about 6 or 7 times before I made myself break off and go finish off the Christmas shopping.

Flavors: Grapes, Malt, Raisins

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 80 ML
mrmopar

Haha, I need to tip my postman as well. Carrying all my packages too.
I think you will like YS. They have a good selection of teas.

janchi

mrmopar – you were one of the steepsters who drew my notice to YS, so many thanks! If all their teas are even half as nice as this one I can see I’ll like them a lot.

mrmopar

janchi, they have a lot of good ones. Honest seller too.

Rasseru

yeah im on the same tea club train – I really look forward to the monthly YS package. I thought this tea was lovely, and the sheng that came this month with it was lovely too

janchi

I joined another three (possibly four, I’m not sure) over Christmas – I look forward to all the packages too, but I no longer have any space to put food in my kitchen.

Rasseru

I would really love an all-oolong tea club. I dont know if there is one

janchi

I joined the Eco-Cha tea club – they specialise in Oolong so I think the club teas will be all or mostly Oolongs. I only joined over Christmas so I’ve not received my first parcel yet, but I’ve seen good reviews on their teas – they’re at eco-cha.com if you want to look.

Kirkoneill1988

nice review :D

mrmopar

I would check Taiwan Sourcing, YS’s other site. I hear they have some good stuff. I just don’t drink many Oolongs.

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