Chinese Green Tea
A delicate, intensely fragrant speciality green tea from the mist shrouded mountains of northern Fujian, China. Tender, silver tipped tea buds are layered with freshly gathered jasmine blossoms, before being hand-rolled into elegant pearls.
"Tea is a work of art and needs a master hand to bring out its noblest qualities"Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea
Grown on Wuyi Mountain in Fujian, China, this unusually light one bud and two leaves green tea derives its name from the way its leaves look like monkeys paws. Plucked and processed entirely by hand, it is fresh, mellow, sweet and fragrant. The name White Monkey (also known as Snow Jade rabbit) draws on the fuzzy streaks of down on the leaves, akin to monkey paws and legends of monks who used to train monkeys to picked the toppest leaves from the massive tea trees that used to grow wild in the region.
"If a man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty"Ancient Japanese saying