Autumn is the time for tea flowers and nuts.
This is an ancient tea tree near Shi Tou zhai near the old Nan Nuo Shan Cha Chang.
On the way, I dropped in on a tea farmer we work with who had made some yue guang bai. Made, in this case, from old tea trees Yue Guang Bai is shade dried and does not undergo any other processing.
An inescapable sweet fragrance fills the work area where the tea has been drying. The tea is a little more astringent than spring harvest, but the fragrance is fine and the broth sweet. There is a little hint of fermentation, probably related to the slight oxidation that inevitably occurs during drying. This could be more or less, depending on the weather.
The spent leaves look a little like black tea as there is inevitably some oxidation in the drying process.