White Monkey Bai Mao Hou Chinese Green Tea Traditional High Quality Healthy Green Tea A Lovely Refreshing Cup Of Tea


  • A famous and intriguing Chinese green tea, said by some to be named after the animals allegedly trained to climb the inaccessible tall growing tea trees found in the high altitudes of the Fujian Province, where this tea was originally grown.
  • I suspect that this was a wonderful bit of storytelling on the part of the farmers in an excellent attempt in justifying a higher price for this Bai Mao Hou.
  • The story is so good however that it's often repeated and applied to other teas, I was once given a Ti Kuan Yin Oolong beautifully packaged and claiming to be hand-picked by monkeys, even giving the scientific name Macaca mulatta, the Rhesus monkey as being responsible and claiming it only occurs now in a small remote village.
  • I have also heard it said that the tea is named after a White-haired Monkey’s Paw. I am more inclined to believe this as in Chinese Mandarin Báimáohóu; literally translates as ‘white-haired monkey’.
  • Occasionally you may come across this tea listed erroneously as a white tea, I can see the obvious confusion.
  • The rough slightly hairy leaves produce a light green infusion and an enjoyable mild cup,
  • I regularly drink this tea and it is remarkably refreshing.
  • Steep for three minutes at 80oC, adjusting for personal reference. Being quite mean I like to get at least five infusions, increasing the time for steeping and raising the temperature to 90oC for the last two infusions.
  • You will receive 30 grams of tea for £5.00 this will allow you to make between 15 cups and at least 45 cups of tea. Two grams per cup and can be re-infused. This works out at between thirty-three pence and eleven pence per cup.
  • At Gently Stirred every order is gift wrapped so if you're buying for a number of different people just add that information at checkout

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