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.
This year 10% of all profit from the sale of White Monkey will be donated to the elementary school in the township where it is produced. Read the announcement here.
Please see our Brewing Guidelines for more information.