Green Tea

MONKEY PICKED TEA - Taiping Hou Kui

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Quantity: 25g


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A delicate, large leaf variety Green tea. Orchid fragrance, aloe vera and zucchini bright notes and a nutmeg spiced soy milk creaminess.


Harvest: Spring

Origin: Hou Keng, Taiping, Anhui, China

Type: Green

Approximate Altitude: 350m

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS TEA IS TEMPORARILY BEING SUPPLIED IN LABELLED RICE PAPER POUCHES NOT BOXES.

 

Consistently voted one of China's top ten teas. Our tea is from Hou Keng village in Tai Ping county, which is where the best Hou Kui tea is produced. Picked from the Shi Da cultivar, this tea is different from other green teas in that the larger the leaf, the better the tea is considered to be. You may notice a criss cross pattern on the leaf which comes from being pressed between sheets of cloth.

 

 

 

A WORD ABOUT OUR TEA TASTER BAGS

These taster bags are a great way to sample a tea without buying a larger pack. Each taster bag has enough tea leaves to brew a large family pot or can be split in half if you want to make an individual mug of tea. Do not forget to reinfuse your tea according to our brewing guide recommendations. This means that each taster bag will provide around 4-10 mugs depending on the tea selected.

 

 

Directions:

To brew Western style, infuse about 2g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 80c water for about 2 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 3 times by adding 60 seconds for every subsequent infusion. We recommend you try brewing Gong Fu style which uses more leaf but creates a tastier brew.


To brew Gong fu style, infuse about 5g of leaf per 150ml of 80c water for about 5 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 5 times by adding about 5 seconds for every subsequent infusion. 


For details on correct brewing check the Tea Brewing Chart and watch the Video Guide to Brewing Tea.


Scent / Taste:

Light yet complex flavours with a grassy start and slightly nutty and nutmeg flavours to a sweet and lingering aftertaste with orchid notes. Delicious.

 

Indications:

Here are just a few known health benefits associated with drinking green tea: Boosts your immune system - Lowers blood sugar levels - Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay - Slows the aging process - Helps reduce the risk of cancer - Lowers Cholesterol - Aids in weight loss by burning calories - Reduces high blood pressure - Helps prevent arthritis - Reduces the risk of heart disease - Reduces the risk of stroke - Lowers the risk of blood clot.

 


 

chinalife STAFF PICK: Hugo - Monkey Picked

 

"Maybe because I've tried it at the right moment or simply because it's amazing!

 

Monkey Picked is my tea of the month. Fresh, gentle and super delicious. This is the tea I'm having before the spring comes to help me getting in the mood earlier.

 

Large leafs, big dreams.

 

What else?"  

 



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