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White Monkey Tea

Steeping Instructions

Step 1:
Add boiling water to mug and allow the water to cool to 170°-185° or simply wait 2-5 minutes.
Step 2:
Steep 1 flat Tbsp or 3-4 grams of tea per 8 oz of water.
Step 3:
Steep for 1-3 minutes. It may be well worth experimenting with water closer to 170° as white teas often provide more character with cooler water. Try multiple steepings.

Tip! Consider a sample size to explore 3-4 cups of a new tea!

White Monkey Tea Description:

Sweet, yet earthy, this is a well-balanced tea that is intriguing.  The dry leaf of White Monkey is quite colorful with a mixture of dark green leaves and lightly twisted buds still offering silvery hairs with a wide variety of sizes.  The infused liquor offers floral and grassy notes while the taste has hints of sweetness, saltiness, and a complexity that increases as it cools.

Adventurous TeaIngredients:

Chinese White Tea

Product Videos

What is White Tea? (05:28)
White Tea is a delicate and subtle type of tea. Being the least oxidized of the teas, typically around 5%, it has a flavor that ranges from floral through grassy. Usually made from the youngest leaves on the tea plant, it is prized for its freshness and traditionally drunk quickly on the tail of the season it is harvested. In China, white tea is typically made in the first couple of harvested batches of the spring season, so it is only available in the spring months. While white tea has typically been consumed quite quickly, there is a growing trend in Asia to aged white tea. Like puerh, white tea will mellow over time and many find aged white tea preferable over fresh. Over the past 3-5 years there has been significant growth in pressed white tea cakes as well and its not uncommon to find 10 year old aged white tea cakes like this 2014 White Tea Cake from Fuding, China. How to Brew White Tea (general directions -- see packaging for tea specific instructions): - 3 grams of tea to 8 oz of water (the leaf of most White Teas are quite large so for these use 2 tbsp if you don't have a scale) - Water temperature should be 160-185 degrees Fahrenheit - Steep for 2-3 minutes on the 1st steep and feel free to increase your steep times on the subsequent steeps - Do not discard or compost your leaves before you have gotten at least 3 cups out of them! We cover a few types of white tea in this video. Here is where you can learn more about each of them: Bai Hao Silver Needle Tea - This tea comes from early season harvest and is the buds, or very first small leaf of the tea plant. High quality Silver Needle Tea has characteristic white/silver "hairs" on the leaf, some of which will remain after steeping. White Peony Tea (Bai Mu Dan) - This white tea is made from the first full leaf after the bud and like Silver Needle tea is harvested early in the season. This tea is often either drunk fresh, aged as loose leaf, or compressed into white tea cakes. Himalayan White - A specialty white tea from the far eastern edge of Nepal. It is almost a blend of Bai Hao Silver Needle Tea and White Peony Tea in that it is produced with both bud and first leaf. Snow Shan White Tea Buds - A tea unique to far northern Vietnam, this tea is made from the early swelling leaf buds cut directly from the branches of the tea plant grown in this region. This is a white tea that can be brewed many times with 185 degree water on up to boiling. The producers of this tea claim you can steep it up to 50 times in a gaiwan (short infusions each time). ****** Dominion Tea Across the Web ****** Dominion Tea - Tea Blog - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter -
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Product Reviews

  1. White Tea for the 1st time 4 Star Review

    Posted by on Oct 9th 2019

    I've never had a white tea before, but Hilary was able to offer so much wonderful information, I couldn't resist. Being able to 'nose' each tea before purchasing really helped b/c I could make reasonable expectations about the tea after steeping.

    It is definitely light, but not short on character or complexity. I was actually surprised how much I enjoyed it as I am a baked puerh and black tea drinker.It was really nice to find something on the other side of the spectrum.

    This tea definitely changes over multiple steeps, but does not diminish over the course of the multiple experiences. The nose is alluring and really excites me about enjoying this tea. The palate is light, but has layers too it that can be fun to chase and/or explore, but do not think for a moment it lacks flavor. The flavors will be experienced in a very different way, so I hope you will give it a try.