White Monkey - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Little Red Cup
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Hunan, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:White Monkey

This tea's info last updated: Oct. 1, 2013

Commercial Description

...a terrific mountain-grown tea from western Hunan Province. Despite its name, White Monkey Tea is, in fact, a green tea — a function of processing — but when steeped, the tightly rolled leaves unfurl yielding a lovely golden brew more akin to white tea than anything else. It is made from the earliest leaves, still covered with downy white hairs for which the tea is named...

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Reviewer pic73 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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The aroma of this delightfully fuzzy tea reminds me of a mix between the muscatel of darjeeling and the delicate green of a Pai Mu Dan. Once the tea is brewed it takes on more of a floral aroma which blends well the the notes that are already present.

The first steep is mild and vegetal with notes of mown hay. The second steep packs more punch and brings out a delightful citrus tone.


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