True white tea comes from Fuding in Fujian. It is called white tea because the buds of this varietal have thick, white and downy hairs that are a natural mutation to help the plant deter insects from eating the sweet buds before the leaves can produce tannins. From the end of the nineteenth century to the mid-1980s, Taiwan was also producing more green and white tea than it does today. It is impossible to know if this well-aged tea was from a white bud varietal, though it is very likely. It is not an all-bud version, though, as it also contains some leaves (or appears to). It was processed like a white tea for sure, which means withered and dried. Recently, the heavy oxidation of white tea has brought the aging of this tea into vogue again, as it once was in back in the day. Producers in Fuding are even compressing their tea to look like puerh. This tea was only intentionally aged the last ten years—prior to that, it was just cast aside tea. Still, the storage of Moonbeam is very decent, and the age has further oxidized the tea, resulting in a deep and extremely patient brew with a long-lasting aftertaste and extremely uplifting Qi. This is a very unique tea!
Each bag is 50 grams.