Tea Selection: Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea
Name: TeaVivre Teas
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
TeaVivre is a group of tea lovers and aficionados from China, Canada and France, who all share a passion for drinking great tea and appreciate the healthy life style it brings. With all of us living in China, we frequently travel through the country visiting China’s tea plantations so we can track down only truly exceptional teas. As a result we are able to bring to you – and us – the absolute highest quality Chinese teas that are, wherever possible, 100% organically grown and produced.
TeaVivre pronounce as [ti:’vivrə] , composed by tea and vivre. Vivre means “living” or “life”, it firstly comes from French phrase “Joie de vivre”, means “joy of living”or “enjoyment of life”. We wish to share our love of tea with everybody.
Our business ethic is one of honesty and trust, where the relationship and satisfaction of both our customers and our suppliers is our guiding principle. Our regular trips allow us to not just find the best teas, but also visit our supplier’s farms to personally verify their growing and production methods and techniques.
I love their website, and I love the fact that this tea is the real deal. It’s freshly harvested in April of 2015 and what you are getting is genuine tea grown in Bulang Mountain, Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan. This tea is a Pu-erh and I encourage you to read their website about the processing of this tea and the best way to consume this tea to loose weight or to do just the opposite by when you drink it. These details are important as they reflect the tea itself and what you will be tasting and smelling as it brews. Enjoy this tea in it’s fullness.
Read more about TeaVivre Teas on their website: TeaVivre Teas.
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
Pu-erh tea, raw pu-erh tea.
Buds are fat, bold and covered with light, moonlight (silvery) fuzz.
COSTS: $12.90 / 50 grams
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
Prior to brew: This is such a pretty tea with a very soft fragrance, so light to the senses.
Brewed: Brew this tea for 3-6 minutes @ 194 F. This tea’s liquor is a very very light soft off white.
Scent: There is a soft subtle scent almost a slight smokey scent..
Flavor: Such a fun tea with an amazing flavor, it is so light yet your mouth will feel a tingling such as with a mint tea. Smooth flavor and very soft.
Sentiments: This tea is beautiful and what it can do for you is even better. Make sure to read about the timing of drinking this tea if you are considering using it to loose weight, if not I’d read it either way because there is a lot of knowledge there you do not want miss.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “9”.
Till next sip..