Teas Etc White Monkey

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: silver tips mixed with darker leaves, curled shape
Ingredients: white tea
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

The first thing that that I noticed about this tea was the leaves. It almost resembled a white peony except the silver tips were curled in delicate spirals. I have a penchant for playing with my leaves and these were fascinating. The taste was sweet and vegetal with floral notes but there was a round, earthiness that I’ve never experienced in a white tea before. It’s rare that I describe a tea as delicious but that is what this one was. I just couldn’t get enough of it. This tea was very unique in that it wasn’t quite like silver needle and it wasn’t quite a white peony. It was a whole other monkey! The leaves had staying power too. I was able to get two good steepings and one that was a somewhat less strong, but still delicious pot of tea. If you are a fan of white tea then I definitely suggest you give this one a try.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.