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drank White Monkey by Tea Palace
1081 tasting notes

I remember trying this tea at the Tea Palace store in Covent Garden last year and being so impressed that I just had to buy some. They had a set Gongfu with a stand and small candle underneath to keep it warm, great idea.

I must admit that I am watching a documentary while typing this review so if what I say does not make sense then I apologize. Today we found out that King Richard III body has been found and it’s here in my home town of Leicester. It’s a huge historical moment! :) I’m overwhelmed.

The leaves are a mixture of silver and greeny brown that are squiggly, thin and long in appearance. They have a gentle floral and sweet scent.

Brewed in my Gongfu (3 steeps:1m,2m,3m) with 2 heaped teaspoons of tea.

1 minute – Pale yellow colour – Floral and sweet scent
Light, refreshing, floral, sweet, buttery, nutty. I remember this now :) The strength is good (for a white tea) and it’s sweetness resembles Peony. It’s completely light and buttery that make it just slip down so well. Wonderful quality.

2 minutes – More buttery and floral but at a perfect balance. Packed with flavour while still remaining light and very refreshing. Reminds me of a weak green tea.

3 minutes – Weaker now but still a good third steep. Very sweet and still no bitterness or impure flavours.

It carried itself on well through out all 3 steeps. Even though I am not a huge fan of white tea I think this is absolutely wonderful. Possibly my favourite white tea but too soon to tell. Great quality and taste that works well with re steeps. Plus this one comes with happy memories :)

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C
Josie Jade

I read an article last night about King Rivhard III’s body, but hasn’t heard if it was for sure him. How neat!

KittyLovesTea

It was revealed today for the first time that “beyond reasonable doubt” it is the body of King Richard III. I remember being taught in school as a child about the magical King and the mystery of his bodies location. They said we would never find him and as a child I believed them….I guess it comes to show that miracles do happen.

Alphakitty

My mom is a Richard III fanatic, I think she’s probably read every book on him that’s ever been written so my arrival home was greeted with “DID YOU HEAR THEY FOUND RICHARD IIIs BODY?!?!” Such an exciting moment, amazing when something we thought was lost to history is discovered again.

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Josie Jade

I read an article last night about King Rivhard III’s body, but hasn’t heard if it was for sure him. How neat!

KittyLovesTea

It was revealed today for the first time that “beyond reasonable doubt” it is the body of King Richard III. I remember being taught in school as a child about the magical King and the mystery of his bodies location. They said we would never find him and as a child I believed them….I guess it comes to show that miracles do happen.

Alphakitty

My mom is a Richard III fanatic, I think she’s probably read every book on him that’s ever been written so my arrival home was greeted with “DID YOU HEAR THEY FOUND RICHARD IIIs BODY?!?!” Such an exciting moment, amazing when something we thought was lost to history is discovered again.

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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