White Monkey - Loose Leaf

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Grown on Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, China, this unusually light one bud and two leaves green tea derives its name from the way its leaves look like monkeys paws. Plucked and processed entirely by hand, it is fresh, mellow, sweet and fragrant. The name White Monkey (also known as Snow Jade rabbit) draws on the fuzzy streaks of down on the leaves, akin to monkey paws and legends of monks who used to train monkeys to picked the toppest leaves from the massive tea trees that used to grow wild in the region.

  • Contains: 65g Loose Leaf Tea
  • Ingredients: Green Tea
  • Origin:  Fujian’s Wuyi Mountain, China
  • Taste:  Quiet sweet aroma, playful balanced starch notes with velvet texture
    • Infuse for 2-3 minutes in water well below boiling (70-85°C) be careful to not over infuse on the water too hot!

    • Only unopened buds and the youngest leaves are plucked, resulting in an exceptionally delicate and sweet tasting tea. The leaves, coated in fuzzy white down, are then shaped by hand to resemble a curved monkey paw. From experiencing the floral aroma, to watching the silvery-green, tippy buds unfurl in hot water, to sipping the uplifting, pale gold liquor, a cup of White Monkey is a rare pleasure.

      One of the landmarks on Fujian’s Wuyi Mountain where the tera comes from, Jade Maiden Peak, resembles a slender girl. Legend says the Jade Maiden left heaven to live on Wuyi Mountain, falling in love with Dawang, an earthly king. The Iron Slab Demon told the furious Jade Emperor of her whereabouts, and the Jade Maiden, Dawang and the demon were all turned into mountains.

    • Comes packed in our distinctive airtight Chateau Rouge tins. Keep your tea fresh; reseal tin after use and store in a cool dry place away from strong aromas. All packaging is recyclable and labels printed on FSC approved paper.

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