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2012 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 were fortunate enough to purchase directly from the farm.  Yunnan Moonlight Buds tea embodies the complex and sophisticated nature of teas from this region.  
 
While technically a "Puer tea", Moonlight Buds is processed like a traditional white tea.  Locally, it is referred to as "Moonlight White", or "the Queen's tea"...
 
A unique aroma of strong peppercorn and toasted oats has a gentle touch of smokiness.  Its flavor profile is dynamic - starting peppery and mildly spicy, with hints of white corn...  then gradually assuming a silkier texture with notes of rock sugar.
 

Notes:         rock sugar, peppercorn, toasted oat

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