Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea from Jinggu * Spring 2018

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea Leaves
Flavors
Alcohol, Apricot, Baked Bread, Biting, Bitter, Black Currant, Brandy, Cannabis, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Champagne, Cranberry, Eucalyptus, Floral, Herbs, Honey, Hot hay, Malt, Meat, Metallic, Muscatel, Musty, Pastries, Peach, Plums, Potato, Thick, Umami, White Grapes
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Edit tea info Last updated by eastkyteaguy
Average preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 48 oz / 1420 ml

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From Yunnan Sourcing

This is a unique tea to be sure. It’s made from Wild Tree Purple varietal tea (ye sheng cha) growing in Jinggu county. The tea grows wild and is only harvested in March. The tea was processed using the same technique used for Yue Guang Bai… after frying, and rolling the tea wilts briefly before put into a long wind tunnel tube where warm is pushed through and gradually halts the oxidation of the tea.

The taste is something unique too. There is alot of complexity, with notes of fruit, flower, sugarcane, and a kind of bitterness that fades quickly. With even a few months of age the bitterness will transform into fruit sweetness with a long lasting after-taste. The tea soup is yellow, and is thick and soupy.

April 2018 Harvest

Hong Ni Tang Village mountainous area in Jing Gu County of Simao

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4 Tasting Notes

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479 tasting notes

Strange Brew. Very strange. Lots going on.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnsroOL-MEk

It crossed some lines I didn’t know could be crossed and I got steamrolled.

Strange combination of honeysweet linen-floral white, bitter and fruity yesheng, with the maltiness and baked goods taste of aged yueguangbai and some kind of weird musty meatiness and pungent herbaceousness. Body flattening yet heady energy. Great strength in aroma, taste, aftertaste, mouthfeel and returning sweetness. First handful of steeps are best when prepared gongfu. Thins out and gets metallic quicker than I would’ve thought based on the thickness of the first several infusions. I really wonder how this would perform with other methods.

Unsure how often I’d drink it.

Others’ reviews tell a lot. Read them here and here https://steepster.com/teas/yunnan-sourcing/73133-wild-tree-purple-moonlight-white-tea-from-jinggu. Thanks, Togo :)

Flavors: Alcohol, Apricot, Baked Bread, Biting, Bitter, Black Currant, Brandy, Cannabis, Cantaloupe, Carrot, Champagne, Cranberry, Eucalyptus, Floral, Herbs, Honey, Hot hay, Malt, Meat, Metallic, Muscatel, Musty, Pastries, Peach, Plums, Potato, Thick, Umami, White Grapes

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
Ubacat

LOL That sure is a collage of flavours. Bob & Doug McKenzie’s brew for sure.

eastkyteaguy

Take off, you hosers!

eastkyteaguy

Little known fact: A friend and I once received a complaint for playing steamroller in a dorm hallway during our college days.

derk

Please tell me there were straightjackets involved. No joke, a few relationships ago, I expressed my affection for my partner by steamrolling him. Frequently. He didn’t seem to enjoy it as much as I did but if he had told me to take off, I would’ve.

eastkyteaguy

There were no straightjackets involved, but we managed to get around that fact by pulling our arms back through the sleeves of our shirts and acting as if we were wearing straightjackets. Oddly, no alcohol was involved in this little incident. We just decided to play steamroller in the middle of the night.

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1271 tasting notes

I regret not buying this tea sooner. It is a unique white tea with notes of floral, grass, peaches, herbs, melon, aloe, and pine, with later infusions getting dark and malty. It has a thick thick texture and actually has a lingering aftertaste, aftertaste being something you don’t find in white teas that often.

Full review on Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2018-wild-tree-purple-moonlight-white-from-jinggu-from-yunnan-sourcing/

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 15 sec 1 g 1 OZ / 20 ML

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1 tasting notes

Apricot, white wine like astringency, smooth. I like this one. Also the leaves are beautiful.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 45 sec 3 g 140 OZ / 4140 ML

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1112 tasting notes

Still one of the best teas around. Hints of sour fruit like a pickled mango with a splash of IPA. Punchy. Strange. Enjoyable.

Natethesnake

Definitely my favorite white tea

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