Moonlight White Tea is a premium Chinese white tea that is known for its delicate flavor, fragrant aroma, and numerous health benefits. This tea is made from the buds and young leaves of 2022 USDA organic-certified Yunnan spring harvest large-leaf tea (Camellia sinensis assamica) plants. This tea is produced from the same original leaf material as our 2022 Moonlight White Tea Cakes, differing only in its unique pearl-shaping process.
Moonlight White Tea Processing:
White Tea processing involves 2 full days and 2 nights of drying and withering, a time when the tea leaves respond naturally to the effects of sunlight and... moonlight. The tea is of a light-to-medium oxidation level, which gives it a slightly fruity and floral taste, and a smooth, creamy texture. Finally, the White Tea is rolled by hand into 4 gram pearls, about one serving size (although a two-pearl double dose is not uncommon). The unique pearl shape of this tea makes it convenient for preparation, since serving sizes have already been pre-measured.
Moonlight White Tea Flavor Profile:
The aroma of Moonlight White Tea is complex and fragrant, with notes of honey, melon, and cherry pie. The taste is equally complex, with a thick and lingering sweetness that is balanced by mouth-watering umami presence and a crisp tannic structure. The flavor is light and refreshing, but also packs a punch, making it a perfect choice for your morning brew, or a relaxing afternoon tea break.
Moonlight White Tea Health Benefits:
In addition to its lovely taste and aroma, Moonlight White Tea is also packed with health benefits. This tea is high in antioxidants, which can help protect against cellular damage and reduce the risk of certain chronic diseases. It is also said to boost the immune system, improve digestion, and promote relaxation.
Moonlight White Tea Brewing:
To brew Moonlight White Tea Pearls, simply steep one Pearl in eight ounces of hot water for 3-5 minutes. With infusion, the White Tea Pearl will naturally start to open up and release its flavor into the water. The leaves can (and should) be re-infused with hot water 1 to 3 times in order to get the most out of your premium tea leaves. Moonlight White Tea can be enjoyed hot or iced, and pairs well with a variety of foods, including fresh fruit, cheese, and light desserts.
Overall, Moonlight White Tea Pearls is the perfect choice for tea enthusiasts who are looking for something new and interesting to add to their collection.
100 gram bag (25 4-gram pearls), 20 gram bag (5 4-gram pearls)