Reviews

Tribute Tea Company Yunnan Moonlight Buds

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: large, plump needles covered in silver hairs
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 200 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: pale amber

Out of all of the samples that I received from +Tribute Tea Company, this is probably the one that I was the most excited about. Nearly all Chinese white teas are produced in Fujian but this one hails for Yunnan, land of puerh. The dry leaves looked like a super sized version of silver needle. They were very soft to the touch as well. This is one of those strange teas that really doesn’t quite fit into a single category. The product description states that it is technically puerh. I thought that it tasted very much like a mellow and sweet Dian Hong. It even smelled like one and if left to steep for a bit, the color of the liquor turned a bit reddish. Whatever its true identity is, this tea was delicious and it is definitely worth giving a try. You’ll want to follow their recommendations for temperature but it never really gets bitter so steep time is not much of a worry. The leaves looked really beautiful floating in the pot while I sipped.

Yunnan Moonlight Buds sample provided by Tribute Tea Company.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.