Yunnan Moonlight
Silver Needle Organic

Super Premium 95 P.

SKU
4149-bio
Super premium quality white tea from Yunnan: heavily oxidised for a special flavour. Organic cultivation at 1,500m elevation. Hand-picked. 50g
  • Famous moonlight tea from its origin of Pu Erh
  • Organic cultivation, certified since 2011, pesticide-free since farm's founding in 1998
  • 1,500m elevation
  • Hand-harvested
  • Large-leafed, autochthonous cultivar
  • Special withering process with strong oxidation (5-8%)
 
Character Sweet and aromatic with notes of fresh peach and jasmine, creamy
Tea Farm A leading organic tea farm in the Wuliang Mountains in Pu Erh
Terroir Pu Erh, Yunnan, China
Harvest Autumn harvest 2019, August to September, hand-harvested
Cultivar XueYa No.100  (雪芽百號)
Selection Only young buds
Elevation 1,500m above sea level
Withering/
Oxidation
Air-drying at night and withering for 3-5 days on bamboo baskets. Higher grade of fermentation (5-8%).
Drying Oven drying at 60°C
Organic EU certified organic, CERES, JAS organic since 2011, pesticide-free cultivation since 1998
Grading 95/100 p. (silver needle category), Super Premium
€14.90
50g

Delivery : 1–3 business days

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SKU
4149-bio
€24.83 / 100g
In stock

Tea Farm

The tea farm is located in the area above the city of Pu Erh, where a community of Dai people live. The farm received all major international organic certifications in 2011; tea cultivation has been pesticide-free and organic since the farm's founding in 1998.

Character

Flavour

Famous Yunnan Moonlight Tea is known to be reminiscent of Pu Erh on account of its cultivation in the same region. The specialised withering process that results in a similarly high degree of oxidation likely also plays a role in these teas' similarity.Blatt

This first-class yin zhen (silver needle tea) makes a first impression with pleasant white peach aroma. A light, fruity acidity and sweetness complement a full-bodied, creamy character that expresses itself over multiple infusions.

Leaf

Delicate ivory buds

Cup

Light jade green

White Tea

White tea is typically obtained from special cultivars and is the least processed tea (Camellia sinensis), with the lowest degree of oxidation. Due to the minimal yet highly demanding production process of pre-drying and withering in the air, it has a very high content of natural tea compounds. Markers of quality in high-grade white tea include a high proportion of aromatic leaf buds and a bright cup. White teas can impress with their elegant flavours that are typically delicately sweet with nuances of vanilla and a smooth texture.

Location, Cultivation, Processing

Location, cultivation, processing

The highlands of Yunnan have a mild, subtropical climate up to a high elevation. The highland slopes are mostly southern-facing, and are therefore more heavily influenced by the Indian Ocean and the Pacific.

This tea is grown at an elevation of 1,500m in the Wuliang Mountains above the city of Pu Erh, far removed from industry. Rather than any major motorways, it is the historical Tea Horse Road that cuts through the tea fields. Traditionally, various large leafed cultivars are grown in Yunnan that in some cases stem from very old tea plants.

Only the best young buds are selected for this tea, of which just a few kilos are produced each year. According to a secret method, the buds are withered at night and then allowed to sun-dry indoors.

Organic Certification

Preparation

Preparation

Steep 3 heaped tsp in 100-300ml 70°C water for 3 minutes. Suitable for several infusions.

For Cold Brew:

2 heaped tsp per cup of cold water in a cold brew pot or pitcher. Allow to steep overnight.

Packaging

High quality, airtight, resealable standing zipper pouch with 9 protective layers to preserve flavour and protect against oxidation and contamination.

Recommended Teapot

For an especially aromatic infusion, we recommend a yixing teapot made from clay or a black tokoname kyusu with a fine ceramic strainer. Alternatively, a tall glass teapot with an integrated strainer can be used for a more neutral taste.

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