Results: The delectable flavors of peaches & apricots make your taste buds dance. So juicy sweet it’s a new favorite & I reordered another big bag.
Vendor: Yunnan Sourcing
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Origin: Jinggu County, Pu’er Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Tasting: 14 / 195°/ 8 oz / R10, 10, 15, 20, 35, 45, 55, 65, 75 / boil for iced tea
Average number of infusions: 5
I’ve always said that Mother Nature does it best and Yunnan Sourcing’s Wild Tree Purple Moonlight White Tea proved my point. Harvested from wild trees in April of 2018; it puts all those artificially flavored fruit teas to shame.
You so often read, including here (sorry), colorful descriptions of tea tasting notes that are an attempt to describe flavors that readers can relate to. I don’t know about you, but I’ve really no idea what a pea flower tastes like and it’s not always easy to describe the flavors I’m experiencing. What I can tell without any stretch of my taste buds is that this amazing tea “TASTES” like peaches and apricots.
The flavor of stone fruits is pronounced throughout the third infusion and instantly reminded me of the pies my Nana made me while growing up. Any fan of flavored teas or stone fruit lovers will adore this tea. It’s become a darling favorite that I’ll now keep in stock!
Plucked from the ye sheng cha varietal found growing wild in Jinggu County. The county is located between Lincang in the northwest and Pu’er in the southeast. Densely forested, this region of Yunnan Province is ideal for wild arbor harvesting. When left to her own devices, this tea is one of the best examples of Mother Nature can produce all on her own.
There were only two problems I encountered with Wild Tree Purple Moonlight – I didn’t order enough and the packaging. After finishing the last of my tea the other day I quickly placed a reorder before they run out so that’s was easily resolved.
As for the packaging, I’ve had three bags from Yunnan Sourcing now where the ziplock seal has come away from the inside of the mylar pouch. I drank it up so fast though it really wasn’t much of a concern for me, but everyone should be aware of the problem. Since this is a “BIG” tea, I don’t have any tins that will hold it and rolled up the mylar, wrap a rubber band around it, and place it in another ziplock bag instead.
The first three infusions were the best. The peaches and apricots danced all over your taste buds and gave off a juicy and sweet finish. I loved this so much I put it through its paces with 8 steeps, but it lost most of its appeal for me after the fifth. The boil was also rather woodsy. When I get my reorder, I’ll stop at five and then give it another boil. If it turns out better I’ll come back and update this post.
An all-around excellent tea, it’s getting my seal of approval and designated a Gong-Go Essential Tea that everyone should try!
Faint musty forest.
Lovely unrolled leaves ranging from silver to deep green & brown.
Starts yellow gold that deepens to a golden brown with each infusion
This tea rocks with distinct notes of peaches and apricots
Juicy mouthwatering smooth
Gong-Go Rating Infusion 1 :
Delicious peaches & apricots
Gong-Go Rating Infusion 2 – 3:
Stone fruit notes are even more pronounced
Gong-Go Rating Infusion 4 – 5:
Giving off more of a sweet floral tang.
Gong-Go Rating Infusion 6-8:
Mostly light dank – woodsy notes.
Gong-Go Rating Boiled:
Dank forest with some faint floral