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Monkey Picked Oolong

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Product Name Price Qty
Monkey Picked Oolong 2oz
$18.00
Monkey Picked Oolong 4oz
$34.20
Monkey Picked Oolong 16oz
$122.40

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The tea that grew wild in the Wuyi Mountains was once so difficult to harvest that it was said only monkeys could gather leaves from such inaccessible mountain cliffs. Therefore, south China tea merchants traditionally called their best tea "monkey-picked" to signify its rarity. A proprietor's monkey-picked tea is like his calling card, representing his tea philosophy. No traditional tea merchant calls a tea monkey-picked lightly! Englishmen Aeneas Anderson accepted the myth of simian-assisted tea when on the 1793 embassy to China, and carried the story home with him to England. It has been handed down in the West ever since.

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The tea that grew wild in the Wuyi Mountains was once so difficult to harvest that it was said only monkeys could gather leaves from such inaccessible mountain cliffs. Therefore, south China tea merchants traditionally called their best tea "monkey-picked" to signify its rarity. A proprietor's monkey-picked tea is like his calling card, representing his tea philosophy. No traditional tea merchant calls a tea monkey-picked lightly! Englishmen Aeneas Anderson accepted the myth of simian-assisted tea when on the 1793 embassy to China, and carried the story home with him to England. It has been handed down in the West ever since.

Additional Information

Origin China
Tea Type Oolong
Organic No
Ingredients Oolong Tea
Caffeine Medium Caffeine
Steeping Instructions No

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