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Long Stem, Monkey Picked Ti Kuan Yin
$4.00 – $41.00
This unique version of the classic Ti Kuan Yin derives both its name and appearance from the way it was originally picked. Centuries ago, Buddhist Monks living in the rocky, mountainous region of Anxi in Fujian Province, China, trained monkeys to pick the tea that they could not get to. Since the monkeys couldn’t pick single leaves or the 2 Leaf and a Bud branch tips like people do, they only picked long stems with the tea leaves attached. Thus, the tea became known as “Long-Stem Monkey-Picked Ti Kuan Yin.”
Due to its size, you need only a few stems per 16-24 oz pot to get a flavorful and aromatic brew. The leaves on the stem open into large, full-size tea leaves. The resulting brew is a light yellow-green color, with a fresh, clean, slightly floral aroma. The taste is fresh, non-grassy, light and smooth with a slightly sweet aftertaste. This tea is good for at least 3 steeps, with the possibility of one or two more, depending on how strong you like your tea. Unlike some other teas, this Oolong does NOT become bitter after multiple or long steeps.
Use 4 to 6 Stems per 16 to 24 oz Pot.
Use 195º F water.
Steep for 7 to 10 minutes.
Pour into Teacups and enjoy.
Caffeine: 30 mg / 8 oz cup.
1 oz. = $ 4.00 4 oz. = $ 12.00
8 oz. = $ 23.00 16 oz. = $ 41.00