Monday, March 16, 2020

Tea Review: 2012 Moonlight White Raw (Miro Tea)

2012 Moonlight White Raw
Miro Tea
Type: White/Puerh
Origin: China, Yunnan Province, Pu'er Prefecture, Jinggu County
Product Description: 
A special loose white puerh from Jinggu county in Pu'er prefecture in Yunnan.  Delicate brew but fragrant with a wonderful slippery mouthful.  Floral, sweet yet nicely contrasted with distinct herbal notes familiar to puerh drinkers.
Temperature: 195° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have a spicy aroma with notes of aged wood and hay.

The golden infusion has mellow aroma notes similar to pepper, earth, yams, and pea vine.  The taste as lightly sweet, peppery, and herbal with a hint of fresh-off-the-vine beans. 

I first encountered this tea at Miro Tea's booth at Northwest Tea Festival in 2019 and liked it well enough to buy it right away.  The flavor is mellow, yet it holds up very well throughout at least three steepings and I was pleased to discover sweet honey-like notes in the second steeping.  The finish goes on for miles.  While I was perfectly happy with the results from a 3 minute steep at 195° F, this tea invites experimentation with time and temperature with little or no risk of a bad cup of tea.

This tea was purchased by me.

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