Mengku "Yue Guang Bai" White Tea Roasted in Aromatic Bamboo

Tea type
White Tea
Ingredients
White Tea
Flavors
Cookie, Floral, Metallic, Musty, Pepper, Rose, Seaweed, Sweet, Bamboo, Carrot, Honeysuckle, Vegetables
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Caffeine
Low
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Average preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “Menku “yue guang bai” white tea roasted in aromatic bamboo. Bought from yunnan sourcing. Dry leaf: musty, sweet. Wet leaf: floral, sweet, roses, Cookies, cookie dough. Light steep; I smell/taste:...” Read full tasting note
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  • “No noticeable smells were in the leaves. 1st Steep: I taste the slight hint of sweet and a little bamboo. 2nd Steep: I get the strong impression of honeysuckle on the tongue with a lingering sweet...” Read full tasting note
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From Yunnan Tea Sourcing

This is a Spring 2017 Yue Guang Bai White Tea (月光白 / Moonlight White) that has been roasted in bamboo and then cut into small sections and individually wrapped. The tea was harvested in the Da Hu Sai area of Mengku County in Lincang.

Bamboo is cut fresh and then loaded with tea and put in an electric oven. As the bamboo heats up the aromatic water vapor in the bamboo sections is released and the steam permeates the tea inside. The tea leaves are gradually loaded into the hot steaming section of bamboo, and tamped down as the tea becomes softened by the steam. Once the bamboo sections are filled with tea the sections are allow to roast in the oven for several hours and then allowed to dry further. After drying is complete the bamboo (with the tea inside) is cut into small sections and then individually wrapped.

You can brew these in a gaiwan or just drink them “grandpa style” in a cha hai or mug. We recommend you brew the bamboo piece and the tea together, but you can remove the bamboo entirely if you prefer. We find that the bamboo itself also imparts some unique flavors to the overall experience.

Each piece can be a different weight and that’s why we are selling these by weight, not per piece. Each piece can weigh between 5 and 12 grams, and the percentage of actual tea by overall weight is about 33-40%. In other words, if you order 100 grams, you’ll probably get about 33-40 grams, of tea (the rest of the weight being bamboo and the wrapper).

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673 tasting notes

Menku “yue guang bai” white tea roasted in aromatic bamboo. Bought from yunnan sourcing.

Dry leaf: musty, sweet.

Wet leaf: floral, sweet, roses, Cookies, cookie dough.

Light steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light musty?
(Taste) light —→ floral, sweet, ground pepper, seaweed, Metallic (iron).

Medium steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) light —→ cookies, metallic (copper/iron).
(Taste) light to medium —→ floral, nutty, roses, seaweed, pepper, metallic (copper/iron).

Heavy steep; I smell/taste:
(Smell) little to nothing.
(Taste) light —→ roses, metallic (iron/copper), floral, pepper.

All in all, an amazing tea! Enjoyable all around. I rate 100/100. The best white tea I’ve ever had.

I suggest you try this tea!
https://yunnansourcing.com/products/mengku-yue-guang-bai-white-tea-roasted-in-aromatic-bamboo

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Flavors: Cookie, Floral, Metallic, Musty, Pepper, Rose, Seaweed, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 g 8 OZ / 250 ML

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No noticeable smells were in the leaves.

1st Steep: I taste the slight hint of sweet and a little bamboo.

2nd Steep: I get the strong impression of honeysuckle on the tongue with a lingering sweet flavor.

3rd & 4th Steep: The leaves break apart and get stronger. Light vegetable notes come through. Like carrots. Sweet ones.

5th Steep: The brew gets darker and the sweet veggie flavors stronger.

6th and beyond: It quickly got weaker and tapered off.

I do recommend it. The sweet veggie flavor paired with the bamboo is great.

Flavors: Bamboo, Carrot, Honeysuckle, Sweet, Vegetables

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec 6 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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