I sampled a number of green teas from Silk Road Teas, and this was one of my favorites. I enjoyed every last drop! Great quality tea.
Handmade, small-farm tea with a light-golden cup color and a very likeable, sweet-nutty flavor. Its name and wonderful appearance give hints to the flavors and aromas that will follow once the leaves are steeped. Like most green teas grown in Fujian Province, the best lots are harvested by early April. This year's lot was harvested pre-Qing Ming - in the first plucks of the season. White Monkey is made of hand-crafted, thick, curled rich-green leaves lightly mixed with white buds. The shape of the leaves give this tea its "playful" feel. Harvested April 2023. Lot #1.
Lot Notes. This tea's appearance seems to change each year as we sample various lots. This year's selection is more green-side, beautifully curled green leaves and a light mix of white bud. Appearance is rich and enticing. A richly vegetal flavor has been captured and will linger and delight.
Tea Facts. Tea is grown in Fujian Province. Not generally exported and consumed primarily in the province. It is a Mao Feng cultivar. In time and with its method of processing, the thick leaves are playfully shaped by pan firing.
Tasting Notes. Taste is nutty, yet vegetal-sweet. It is belly-warming, palate satisfying and serves well as an everyday beverage and well compliments food.
Brewing Suggestions. Three grams or a level teaspoon of leaf for 6-8 ounces of water at a temperature of 185-195 degrees F. Steep for 2 minutes and taste. The leaves will yield multiple steeps.