Simple. Clean. Effective. What else could be needed?!
I absolutely love this tea. It is something I’m tempted to call sweet, but that might mistakenly conjure thoughts of sugar or honey and the like. It’s none of those qualities, just so simply smooth and non-bitter that it’s an instant go-to brew in the early half of the day. Fantastic.
A haiku gone rogue:
Hello, friend moon
Crisp nights, clear skies, tinge of frost
Moon Balloon Shu, take me there
Goodnight, friend moon
I wasn't really sure how to brew this (some forums mention needing to ferment them in water?) so I just threw a handful of leaves into a large mug and hit them with boiling water, left to open-steep for around 10min. Surprisingly it has quite a bit of natural sweetness! Excited to try this cold-brewed in the summer.
Broke off part of the 8g biscuit so this is about 5g in 450ml, brewed grandpa style with 205F. The smell very strongly reminds me of the general profile of yabao with the pine notes. Taste is quite lemony upfront, followed by pine, and both notes blend and dance around in equal harmony. No bitterness, very light astringency in the finish but that adds to making it a refreshing brew rather than being a negative. If you're a yabao fan or just want a bright white tea, this would very much be your alley. I can also see this being a great summer iced tea contender!
I brewed this grandpa-style, 205F in a big mug and the tasting description is pretty on point. The taste and aroma both start off with that recognizeable shou earthiness and chocolate syrupy sweetness, then it transitions to thick raspberry jam which adds another layer of sweetness. It really is like drinking a raspberry chocolate tort. The most interesting thing about this is that the finish is very lubricating; long after the sip, there is still lasting sweetness it still feels like my mouth is coated with a layer of raspberry jam. Overall lovely and interesting blend!
My favorite attribute of this tea is the bergamot is complementary, not overbearing. Nice blend 👌.
This tea is just smooth and consistent, an all-day enjoyment.
Maybe this is titled Astronaut because the qi is heavy and you feel the same free floating as an untethered astronaut during a space walk. I had a sample of this a while ago, and the tea really has a nice earthy profile; plus the qi is on point. I absolutely had to snag a cake!
I really liked the nice selection of shou puerh in this goody bag. If only birthday party goody bags were this cool back in the day! I think this would be a good idea for tea parties, as well as gifts to other puerh lovers (or to oneself).
This goodie bags are 🔥 fire man, it contains a good variety of different white and Ripe teas to try and you get a good amount to last you for a while.. it’s definitely worth it and I will highly recommend to snag one of these as a must
So like most times I always try tread with mom and rarely do we Agree on the taste profile however when it comes to this mister moonlight we had to agree that it was a really good tasting tea
It starts of with a very light scent before steeping
After the first rinse it gets a bit grassy but not that green smelling
As we steeped it gets lighter and sweeter with that “citrus rind” flavor that stays present all through without it getting sour or “ lemony”
We absolutely love this white tea and will continues to buy if available
A thick chocolate, earthy, sweet fig, and cocoa nib delight. This puerh was beautiful and sipped a while. I highly recommend it for any shou lover.
This black tea is one of my favorites. It is light and sweet and just perfect as is - no need for milk or sweetener. Try it, I think you'll like it!
This version is better. A very tasty Earl Gray!!