Monkey Picked Tea (Ma Nau Mi Ti Kaun Yin)

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Green Tea
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Typical Preparation
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Steep for 3 min, 30 sec
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7 Tasting Notes View all

“Just quick notes as I drank this whilst working this afternoon. The Oolong is nicer than I was expecting if I’m honest, very buttery and toasted with light floral notes. I left it to cool mostly...” Read full tasting note
“That’s the last of it. So I’m going to brew the leaves again and again unil I can’t taste it an more (or forget and let the leaves go mouldy). One of my housemates is actually leaving soon to move...” Read full tasting note
“very nice. kinda like a green tea. very flavorful” Read full tasting note


No folks we’re not pulling you leg! This rare chinese tea is carefully picked by specially trained monkeys in a remote mountain rehion of China. Legend has it that monkeys were first used to collect tea ten centuries ago, because upon seeing it’s master trying to reach some tea growing wild on a mountain face, the monkey climbed up the steep face and collected the tea growing there and brought it down to his master. This wild tea was
considered so delicious that other people began to train monkeys to collect this rare wild tea. Nowadays the practice of monkeys picking tea has all but died out, except in one small remote village where they still continue this remarkable tradition. No monkeys are harmed or mistreated in order for us to bring this rare brew to you! In fact the monkeys and their ancestors before them have been doing this job for generations and are treated as respected members of their humn keeper’s families.

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