Name: 2019 Mengku Yueguang Bai White Tea
Material: In the wrapper, the tea was labelled by the producer as gushu. But these tea leaves come from blended material referred to in Chinese as hun cai (mixed). Some percentage comes from small tea trees (10 -30 years old) and the other from medium size tea trees (30 to 80 years old)
Area: Lincang, Mengku.
Weight: 1 cake 200 grams
(2019 Mengku Yueguang Bai White Tea)
Each tong has 5 cakes and is wrapped in bamboo.
This Mengku Yue Guang Bai White Tea has a medium level of oxidation, the colour of the wet leaves has some yellowish-green tone and other ones are brownish in appearance. The tea wasn’t sun-dried and no machine was used for the drying stage either. Instead, it was dried inside a room without direct sunlight, as seen in one of the pictures.
The tea liquor has a golden yellow colour and is full-bodied in the mouth.
The tea soup has a sugarcane sweetness and causes one to produce plenty of saliva at the sides of the tongue. It has some astringency.
Malty/woody notes abound in this tea.