From the tea-forest: explore our 2020 harvest

2019 Stone-Pressed Yueguangbai White Tea - Ancient Trees
2019 Stone-Pressed Yueguangbai White Tea - Ancient Trees
2019 Stone-Pressed Yueguangbai White Tea - Ancient Trees
2019 Stone-Pressed Yueguangbai White Tea - Ancient Trees

2019 Stone-Pressed Yueguangbai White Tea - Ancient Trees

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This is a stone-pressed version of our Ancient Trees Yueguangbai White Tea, meant to be kept with you for the years to come.
The first time we tasted this tea a few years after we produced it, the intensity that hit our palate went straight to our heart, with a slightly amber color infusion, and an intense sweetness gently mixed with an under-forest taste, made of aromatic wood and flowers scent.
Each cake is stone-pressed, and it is intended to be consumed from 6-12 months after the production or to be aged for all the time you wish.

Harvested in Spring 2019

These ancient tea tree leaves have been withered and dried with a natural and very delicate procedure that causes them to become half black and half white, the distinctive feature of Yueguangbai, or "white moonlight" in English. The brew is a subtle yellow color that varies in tone depending on the succession of brews. Its flavor is redolent of forest flowers and autumn fruits.

Although elegant, this white tea is rich and multifaceted in a manner that only tea hailing from the high mountain forest can be. The production of these ancient tea tree leaves is simple yet complex: though it takes only a few steps to produce this tea, it relies heavily on human sensitivity and experience.

Plantation Altitude: 1850 meters
Origin: Southwest-Yunnan, Lunan Mountain, Pasha
Flush: Spring 2019

Infusion Parameters

EASTERN BREWING
Quantity: 
1 gr. of tea every 30 ml of water
Rinse:
 before starting the infusion, rinse the leaves with a very fast washing in order to let them rehydrate and release a more intense brew. Gently cover the leaves with warm water and pour it after a few seconds.
Brewing time: Begin with a 40-second brew. Increase with each successive brew as needed. 
Water temperature: 85° C
Number of brews: 12


WESTERN BREWING
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing time: 4 minutes
Water temperature: 85° C

COLD BREW
Quantity: 1 gr. of tea every 100 ml of water
Brewing: put the tea leaves in room temperature water and steep for 7-8 hours. Filter the liquor and drink within 24 hours.