Chinese White Tea - Moonlight White

Regular price $45.00

Moonlight White is a superb example of Chinese white tea from Yunnan Province.

The name is said to come from the process of withering the leaves at night, ‘under the moon’ as opposed to under the sun. It has a smooth, creamy texture and a clean, refreshing flavor. Flavors of mild maple sap and sweet hay, characteristic of Yunnan teas, lasts through multiple infusions.

100g/3.5oz: approx. 75 x 240ml/8oz-cup

Low Caffeine

Picked in Spring 2020 

What to look for

Light green tea leaves with white-silvery hair


Fresh fragrance with floral notes

In the cup

Pale golden color


Smooth and sweet, with floral and fruity notes

Natural drying

Hand-picked and hand-crafted.

Health Benefits of Moonlight White Tea

White teas like the Moonlight White Tea are rich in antioxidants, which helps in slowing down aging, lessening inflammation, and improving one’s immune system. It has polyphenols that relax one’s blood vessels to prevent heart diseases, and it also has EGCG which helps in metabolism. Other benefits of White Tea include improving oral health, lowering the risk of insulin resistance and helping individuals fight against Osteoporosis.

Direct from the origin

The Moonlight White Tea originated from the Yunnan Province, and is also called the Yue Guang Bai tea or Yue Guang Mei Ren tea. The raw leaves from this tea are from Yunnan Province’s Jinggu big white leaf cultivar trees. Nowadays, most of the Moonlight White tea is produced in Jinggu

Farmer - Mrs. Zhang

Mrs. Zhang comes from a line of Yue Guang Mei Ren tea farmers in Jinggu County, Yunnan Province. As a Moonlight Tea enthusiast, she puts emphasis on the fact that the leaves plucked from young and tender leaf shoots are processed delicately, producing a bold-tasting tea. When asked about what she enjoys most about making teas, she explains how it’s not just about drinking it in but also about how the combined efforts of plucking, processing. “Brewing the tea brings about an incredible flavour like no other,” Mrs. Zhang said.

Farmland - Shangao Tea Garden

This Moonlight White Tea is from the Shangao Tea Garden in Jinggu County, Yunnan Province. This tea comes from Jinggu County’s big white leaf cultivar trees. It’s 1260 meters elevation provides a fresh and pollution-free environment, optimal tea cultivation. This tea is usually harvested in April. The locals treat the Moonlight White Tea as a piece of their tradition, which is why they continue to cultivate these teas without straying too much from the traditional process.

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Brewing Method

Cup Method

Tea: 2 Teaspoons / 2g Tea

Teacup: 8.8oz / 250ml

Temp: 175℉ / 80℃

Brewing time: 3 - 5 mins

Gaiwan Method

Tea: 4g

Teacup: 4oz / 120ml

Temp: 175℉ / 80℃

8 Steeps: 15s, 25s, 40s, 60s, 60s, 80, 80s, 100s

History of the Moonlight White Tea

Several stories suggest that apart from how it looks, the Moonlight White Tea got its name from the way it was harvested back then in Yunnan Province. The tea buds are plucked and dried during evenings, under the glow of the moonlight. This is because the drying process is slower at night, which helps preserve the flavor and mouthfeel of the tea. Until now, tea producers and farmers still trek through Jinggu Country in Yunnan Province’s mountains in the evenings to pick buds off its tea bushes.

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    Christopher G.

    I have heard about white tea before from a Chinese friend but never had one, he has been telling me about it. I generally prefer light raw tea than mixed tea. It's truly one of the best teas I have had (I drink a lot of green teas, I think I will drink more white tea). Light, but tasty.

    Cecilia C.

    I really like this chinese tea. I have factored it into my budget. It has the right balance for me because I don't drink tea with sugar or milk at all. Moonlight white doesn't need any help, it truly stands on it's own for flavor and taste.

    Ton R.

    I really like this tea (generally, i love grassy type of tea, and this is definitely one). I was a bit skeptic at the time before the purchase. I read the other reviews and figured I should give it a shot. It's really good and even more grassy and raw than i thought, like a sip of nature!

    Molly S.
    Simply beautiful

    It's one of the best teas I have ever had. I have tried white tea before but not this one. I just put the tea ball in a strainer and let it steep for a few times. I don't usually drink that many teas at this season ( it's summer now in Australia). But because this tea is so simple and light, I can drink it anytime I want. It's simply beautiful.

    Mooe Sr.

    I don't understand why, but this tea tastes quite milky, even without milk. The quality is very high. Very pleasant aroma, and I love the way the tea looks, like with white layers. Also it's name - Moonlight White : )

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