Ti Kuan Yin (monkey picked)
Our competition grade Ti Kuan Yin is one of the best available. This Monkey Picked takes the treasured characteristics of a Ti Kuan Yin to the extreme. We recommend preparing this quiet, fine oolong gungfu style so as to be able to enjoy many infusions. Use a small brewing vessel such as a Guywan or Yixing pot, add a very generous amount of leaves, stop the first infusion after only about 30 seconds. This first infusion is considered by many to be the best for aroma. Try a second and a third infusion. Every infusion will reveal new nuances until finally the flavor will fade.
Recommendations: Use 1 heaping tsp. per 6 oz. cup; heat fresh cold water until steaming briskly (195ºF); let steep for 2 1/2 minutes.