Monkey Picked Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

Monkey Picked Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

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Monkey Picked Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea

This popular Oolong tea dates back to the early 18th century when the Tie Guan Yin varietal was discovered in Anxi county of Fujian province where it was presented as tribute to Emperor Qian Long in 1741 and enjoyed in the Imperial Court because of its high quality. Its legendary name refers to Buddhist monks who trained monkeys to harvest the youngest leaves from the top of the wild tea trees that couldn’t be reached. Presently the term "Monkey Picked" refers to the highest quality of Oolong available. Picked during the spring and fall seasons from higher elevations than other Tie Guan Yin grades, the monkey-picked grade is entirely handmade by small family artisans with great care. The taste is alluring with a fresh orchid aroma, a bold fruity flavor and a sweet, lingering finish. Brewed “gung-fu-style” with a good amount of leaves and brief steeping times, this method will bring out its full characteristics and can hold up to multiple infusions.
All bulk teas are available in 1/2 lb. & 1 lb. packages.
Note: Because this is a natural product, variations in color, texture or shape may occur and are considered normal. Due to market and climate fluctuations select tea availability may vary.

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