Origin: Hunan Province
Little Red Cup Tea’s organic White Monkey Tea (Baimao Hou, 白毛猴) is a terrific mountain-grown tea from western Hunan Province. Despite its name, White Monkey Tea is, in fact, a green tea — a function of processing — but when steeped, the tightly rolled leaves unfurl yielding a lovely golden brew more akin to white tea than anything else. It is made from the earliest leaves, still covered with downy white hairs for which the tea is named.
White Monkey Tea may be easily steeped to suit individual preferences — a bit less tea and cooler water produces a delicate gold tinged brew, while a little more tea and a longer brewing time will result in a much stronger beverage.
Our White Monkey tea is pure whole leaf organic Chinese tea, Fair Trade certified and utterly delicious. A handy tea to have on hand for the green tea enthusiasts and a variety that even the casual tea drinker will enjoy.
White Monkey is available by 1.75 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.
Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.
I like to switch up my tea flavors and strengths. But, this one is in regular rotation. It is a very light tea. It has almost a grassy flavor, but not quite. It is mild and easy on the tongue. The color is nice too. I tend to ice my teas, but this is also nice hot- especially in the early afternoon. I add a hint of Sugar in the Raw.
I enjoy this tea every day. The I mix it with some white tea. A scoop of each! What a wonderful way to start a day!
I love White Monkey, but when I make a cup of tea, my go-to is White Peony. So smooth and flavorful and forgiving.
Tea is delightful. Appreciate the personalized handwritten note that includes recommended steeping instructions!