Moonlight 1st Grade 2021 | Tasting notes by Tea Sommelier Mariëlla Erkens
White tea from Yunnan, China, 2021 Spring
First steep: 4.2g 200 ml 90℃ 90 sec
Aroma dry leaf: earthy, herbaceous, fruity
Aroma wet leaf: earthy
Aroma taste: earthy, fruity, herbaceous; henna, vanilla, honey, dried apricot, hay, mint
Aftertaste: bright, slightly minty, honey. When cooled off: aniseed and licorice
Texture: smooth, ends a bit dry, bright
Flavor type: rich
Second steep: 95C 1 min
Herbaceous, sweet, a bit drier, more honey notes, sweet licorice, less fruit. When cooled off: licorice root and honey, rich and bright.
Third steep: 80C 2,5 min
Less sweet, spices, earthy; peppery, black pepper, wood, soil, autumn leaves, a bit thin, flatter now. When cooled off: honey and more woody notes.
Cold brew tea extract made with 4th steep White Moonlight:
Dry, sweet, herbaceous, spices, earthy; honey, wood, licorice root