Monkey Picked Tea


Monkey Picked Tea

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A very special, delicate green tea made from large leaves with subtle nutmeg notes and a light, floral and creamy taste.

Harvest: Spring

Origin: Hou Keng, Taiping, Anhui, China

Type: Green

Approximate Altitude: 350m


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.


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. 

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.


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.


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