Bai Mao Hou White Monkey

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
Asparagus, Butter, Chestnut, Corn Husk, Garden Peas, Grass, Hay, Mineral, Nectar, Pine, Seaweed, Spinach, Squash Blossom, Straw
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
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Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 g 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “I finished the last of a 50 g pouch of this tea Monday, but forgot to post a review. Unfortunately, I also forgot to take notes. I do remember a great deal about my last session, however, so I will...” Read full tasting note
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An absolute must for every lover of Chinese green tea! Bai Mao Hou White Monkey is a traditional green tea variety that grows along the slopes of the Taimu mountains in Fujian province, of China. The young leaves and unopened buds are carefully gathered and processed exclusively by hand. The result is a tea that appears intricately woven with large and beautiful white tips looking like white-haired monkey’s paws, hence the name! It produces a pale yellow colored cup, fresh and subtly seaweed, spinach like vegetal aroma infused with delicate sweetness, nutty flavor and a slightly dry finish.

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I finished the last of a 50 g pouch of this tea Monday, but forgot to post a review. Unfortunately, I also forgot to take notes. I do remember a great deal about my last session, however, so I will attempt to work from memory. I do remember greatly enjoying this tea and found it to be a steal for the price.

I prepared this tea gongfu style. After a quick rinse, I steeped 6 grams of loose leaf material in 4 ounces of 175 F water for 5 seconds. This infusion was followed by 13 additional infusions. Steep times for these infusions were 7 seconds, 10 seconds, 15 seconds, 20 seconds, 25 seconds, 30 seconds, 40 seconds, 50 seconds, 1 minute, 1 minute 15 seconds, 1 minute 30 seconds, 2 minutes, and 3 minutes.

Prior to the rinse, I detected subtle grassy, vegetal aromas and a hint of corn husk. After the rinse, I began to pick up more pronounced scents of grass, hay, squash blossom, seaweed, and fresh spinach. The first infusion produced a similar bouquet with a touch more corn husk, a slight butteriness, and a hint of chestnut. In the mouth, I detected gentle impressions of grass, hay, corn husk, spinach, seaweed, chestnut, and squash blossom. Subsequent infusions brought out a nectar-like sweetness, as well as minerals, pine nuts, corn silk, asparagus, and garden peas. The later infusions were heavy on minerals, though I could detect subtle seaweed, corn husk, butter, grass, and hay notes in places.

Truthfully, I wasn’t expecting all that much from this tea, but it ended up impressing me. For the price, this was excellent. I would have no issue recommending it to anyone looking for a flavorful, unique green tea.

Flavors: Asparagus, Butter, Chestnut, Corn Husk, Garden Peas, Grass, Hay, Mineral, Nectar, Pine, Seaweed, Spinach, Squash Blossom, Straw

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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