White Monkey Tea
Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
From the foothills of the Wuyi Mountains in the Fujian Province comes a very special Chinese green tea. Our White Monkey Tea is high grown and, despite the name, is exclusively collected by humans. Centuries ago, however, this was not the case. This beverage is often mistaken for a white tea, although its large, twisted, silvery leaves are unmistakably green when it comes to flavour.
White Monkey Tea is known and loved for its delicate and slightly nutty character, coupled with its naturally grassy overtones. This rare gem will undoubtedly take pride and place in your tea cupboard and, if its immense popularity is anything to go by, will almost certainly have you coming back for more.
For at least 4,000 years, the Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province, located in southeast China, have been home to humans. For much of that time, some of the world’s greatest teas have been lovingly grown across its stunning landscape. White Monkey Tea is one such example, although the area is arguably most famous for the production of black and oolong teas (the latter of which is believed to have been created there). The Wuyi Mountains’ subtropical climate offers near-perfect conditions for tea growing meaning every tea to originate from the region is of the highest quality. Our White Monkey Tea is no exception.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Green Tea.
Origin: The Wuyi Mountains, Fujian Province, China.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 80 and 90 degrees. Following this, infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: An interesting addition to this brew is lemon; however; The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company recommend it best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: When brewed to perfection, White Monkey Tea consists of prominent herbaceous notes coupled with slightly sweet undertones. This truly unique-tasting tea is very easy drinking.
Colour in Cup: Pale yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits: Whether it comes from the Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province or the foothills of Darjeeling in India, Green Tea is special; perhaps the most special tea of them all. This is because it is undoubtedly one of the healthiest beverages on the planet, and there is scientific proof of this, too! All Green Teas contain a wealth of antioxidants which are known to combat free radicals found in the body. These free radicals are unpaired electrons formed from oxidation and are notoriously capable of wreaking havoc on the body. When left unchecked, the prevalence of free radicals in the body can lead to complications such as heart disease. Green Tea, meanwhile, is able to slow down the damaging effects of oxidation whilst simultaneously neutralising free radicals.
White Monkey Tea, for example, is rich in antioxidant compounds known as polyphenols - specifically polyphenolic catechins. These catechins within Green Tea can be further subcategorised, with the most vital compound referred to as Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG). Not only is Epigallocatechin gallate the most important antioxidant compound within all Green Teas, but it likewise provides the tea with its characteristic colour and flavour. On average, one cup (approximately 240 ml) of brewed Green Tea contains up to 200mg of EGCG, and once this enters the body, it subsequently reduces of the risks of conditions such as Cardiovascular Disease.
Health PointsCholesterol, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon, Evening