Topic: Compressed Moonlight White / Yueguang bai cha(月光白茶)

Has anyone ever tried a moonlight white / yueguang bai cha(月光白茶) that was in compressed form, like Pu-erh?  Have you ever tried an aged version of this tea?  And would you consider this to be a Pu-erh tea, or how would you classify it?

I've only ever tried one moonlight white, 2010, a loose-leaf tea (not compressed) sold through Life in Teacup, and I loved it, and found it fascinating and unusual, and I have wanted to try more of this style.

I saw a compressed cake for sale on Rishi tea's site, produced in 2009, and it was out of stock and, according to them (I asked), possibly not going to be re-stocked even in future vintages.  I also saw some references on TeaChat to a similar tea of older vintage, sold through Yunnan Sourcing.  I just found this tea intriguing and I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it.

Re: Compressed Moonlight White / Yueguang bai cha(月光白茶)

I have not tried it in compressed form. I'm not sure it will age well, because of the way it's processed (the oxidation, for one thing). Others I have spoken too have suggested that it's not really suited for long-term aging.

Re: Compressed Moonlight White / Yueguang bai cha(月光白茶)

Yue Guang Bai is a white tea, quite similar to Bai Mu Dan. It is dried in the dark (or more poetically: under the moon)

It is made from the same leaves as Pu-erh tea.
It can be compressed for a simple reason: it's more convenient to transport.

Even when compressed, it cannot be mistaken with Pu-erh tea: Yue Guang Bai has silvery buds and very dark leaves

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Re: Compressed Moonlight White / Yueguang bai cha(月光白茶)

Moon light tea has been quite popular in the Chinese market of the last few years. I have some from a very old tree that was given to me by a tea plantation owners who owes a number of older tea tress most of them over 300 years old. I visited the plantatation many years back and was so captivated by the energy of this old trees plantation, everything was organic, the older tress were given high respect and only plucked by very old leaders in the village. The tea I had was plucked by this spiritual elderly 85 years old woman and I remember how she would sing folks song to the tree while she was plucking and she used to tell me the trees loves her singing and in return the trees will reward her with sweeter leaves, how beautiful indeed. Last week, I found them accidentally tuck away in a container for almost 4 years. I open up the lid and was quite surprised to see how the leaf have aged, still beautifully scented and still retain that nice silverish tint. The taste has transformed to a sweeter aftertaste, very smooth, sharp and with great cha qi. I think perhaps its
Was the way it was processed, like under the moon that has make this tea a bit of more "yin" energy to it. I was happy that I bought quite a huge quantity at that time and I am sure it will continue to age well.