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2014 Yunnan Moonlight Buds

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Yunnan is famous for producing some of the world's finest teas in its scenic mountains.  This rare, tribute-grade, white tea is one that we always come back to find, year after year.
 
Moonlight Buds is a exquisite white tea that embodies the complex and sophisticated nature of Yunnan's pristine tea bastions.  Pan-firing prior to sun-drying imparts unique aromas and delicate, silky flavors.  Its smoothness is unparalleled by other teas in the region.  Locally, it is referred to as "Moonlight White", or "the Queen's tea"...
 
Tempting aromas of barley and sugarcane hit the nose, followed by a malty palate of apricot, balsam, and lemon peel.  Like the coveted Yunnan whites before it, a silky texture emerges in later infusions, with subtle hints of rock sugar and white peach...
 

Notes:         apricot, balsam fir, lemon peel

Infusion:     200ºF / 93ºC for 1-2 minutes

Origin:         Lincang, Yunnan Province, China




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Tea Infusion Quantities

So how many cups is 50g of tea? Or 1lb of tea leaves?

The appropriate amount to use depends on the size of the teapot, teacup, or gaiwan, and how much water is being applied.  Typically, an average serving of tea in a small-medium vessel is about 4-6 grams.  Experienced tea drinkers will often use 6-8 grams per serving - with shorter and more frequent infusions.

Therefore, a 50 gram pouch of tea should be good for 8-12 servings of tea.  Depending on the type of tea, however, the leaves can withstand several "steepings", so that 50 gram pouch should allow for 24-50 cups of tea!  And, since a pound (lb) is about 450 grams, a properly steeped pound of tea should produce several hundred cups of tea!

 

Quantity of Tea

50 grams

100 grams

1 pound

Servings

8-12 servings

16-24 servings

70-85 servings

Cups of Tea*

24-50 cups

50-100 cups

200-400 cups

*often depending on the technique of the tea master, time per infusion, and thirst of the drinkers