Monkey Picked Oolong Tea
Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes with a water temperature between 80 and 90 degrees
Today, it is just a name, but hundreds of years ago Monkey Picked Oolong Tea, and Teas like it, were quite literally were picked by trained monkeys. Thankfully, this practice has long been discontinued. Meanwhile, our Monkey Picked Oolong Tea is just as delicious as ever! This rare Tea comes from the Fujian province, home to some of the best Teas in China. And Monkey Picked Oolong is, of course, no exception.
Furthermore, there are health benefits to be had from consuming Oolong Tea. When enjoyed as part of a healthy and active lifestyle, Monkey Picked Oolong Tea can support cognitive function, improve digestion, boost the metabolism and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes. It is a miracle waiting to be brewed.
But the question still begs: why use monkeys in the first place? There are two contrasting stories, neither being particularly ethical. The first story tells of intelligent monkeys being trained to climb the highest Tea trees in China, whereby they picked the best branches to use. The second, even less ethical tale suggests that monkeys attached to chains were once sent into the Tea trees against their will.
There, they had sticks thrown at them to encourage them to break off branches and throw them back down. This practice, regardless of its origins, is now a thing of the past. In either case, current manufacture only involves humans.
Today’s Monkey Picked Oolong Tea must first undergo unique processing. This sees the freshly harvested leaf withered in the direct sun, after which point the Tea is bruised to kickstart oxidation. The leaves are then withered again before the “Fixing/Kill-Green” stage takes place, which is when the Tea is treated with heat to halt oxidation.
Following this, the Tea is rolled into shape before being dried and roasted further. Finally, our Monkey Picked Oolong Tea is ready for consumption, travelling thousands of miles to reach our Kent-based factory, where all of our orders are packed to fresh. This ensures quality and means that our Monkey Picked Oolong Tea is always the best it can be. So, what are you waiting for? Try Monkey Picked Oolong Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Oolong Tea.
Origin: The Fujian province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 2 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: The delicate, refreshing flavour of this Tea is best experienced without any additions.
Tasting Notes: Monkey Picked Oolong Tea has a complex grassy-earthy scent, one that transcends in taste. Light and alluring to the last, this brew is suited to varying palates of varying tastes.
Colour in Cup: Yellow-greenish liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: According to one Chinese study, there are correlations between the frequent consumption of Oolong Tea and lower “bad” LDL Cholesterol. Researchers found that volunteers who drank at least 10 ounces (approx 280 grams) of Oolong Tea per week had lower risks of having high total cholesterol, triglyceride, and “bad” LDL cholesterol.
Other studies have suggested that frequent Oolong Tea consumption has a positive impact on skin health and can even lead to stronger bones!
Health PointsDigestive, Heart, Hydration, Immune System, Weight Loss
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon