Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
White Monkey Tea is a rare type of White Tea. It comes from the foothills of the Wuji Mountains in Fujian Province, China, consisting of large, twisted, silvery leaves.
We pack them fresh to order here at our Pluckley-based factory, nestled in the stunning vistas of the Kentish countryside. In doing so, we can guarantee not only quality but also consistency with every cuppa brewed.
White Monkey Tea Taste
But what does China White Monkey Tea taste like? When brewed to perfection, it produces a uniquely sweet flavour with an overarching nutty character and grassy undertones.
It is a true delight from start to finish, one that will, undoubtedly, impress all those who drink it. You’re probably still wondering, however, why it is called White Monkey Tea in the first place.
White Monkey Tea History
The name associated with White Monkey Tea leaves dates back to a questionable period in the industry - one that, thankfully, no longer applies today.
Many centuries ago, people used to train monkeys to collect the best Tea leaves in hard-to-reach places. Now, of course, production is an exclusively human affair. So please don’t worry; no monkeys were harmed in the making of your brew.
Does White Monkey Tea Have Caffeine?
White Monkey Tea caffeine does, indeed, exist - albeit only minimally. The reason for it only containing a small amount of this stimulating chemical compound (approx. 15-mg per 8-oz cup) is due to its lack of processing.
Unlike Black Tea, which is the most processed type and, as a result, has high caffeine levels, White Tea retains the vast majority of its natural structure. That’s good news if you want to cut down!
White Monkey Tea Brewing
1, Put Tea leaves into a Tea Infuser or Filter (both available here).
2, Place the Tea-filled accessory in a mug or cup.
3, Boil fresh water and allow it to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90°C.
4, The best White Monkey Tea steep time is between 1 and 2 minutes. Any longer and you risk creating a bitter taste, which is most often unwelcome.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like to have honey or lemon.
White Monkey Tea Benefits
Do you remember when we said that the lack of processing White Tea results in less caffeine? The opposite is true when it comes to Chinese White Monkey Tea health benefits.
In other words, the fact that factory workers do little to it means that, ultimately, it holds onto its potent antioxidant strength. This is why many health-conscious individuals choose this beverage. But what, exactly, can White Tea Benefits offer?
White Monkey Tea Theanine
If you buy White Monkey Tea (which we hope you do), you can expect harmony in a cup. The reason, for the most, is its abundance in L-theanine - an amino acid capable of reducing anxiety while promoting sleep.
The evidence comes from a study published in the Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism. It found that L-theanine helped 104 participants undergoing stress tests.