Monkey Picked Oolong
A beautiful peachy and smooth tea with an intriguing floral aroma. The resulting aroma is an unforgettable commingling of roasted nuts ripe peaches and gardenias in a liquor that is surprisingly light and sweet.
Loose Leaf Tea Ingredients
About This Loose Leaf Tea
A new season's oolong from Fujian Province. A beautiful peachy and smooth tea with an intriguing floral aroma. Originally the wild growing tea was picked on rock faces that only monkeys trained to perform the task could access. For years we called this tea our Monkey Picked Iron Goddess of Mercy. It has remained the cornerstone of our Anxi oolong collection for almost two decades - a solid tea that reminds us of the way Tieguanyins were in the past: rich mid-oxidized and slightly high fired.Harvested in Autumn the leaf is 30% oxidized - achieved by first bruising the leaf with a bamboo drum and then allowing it to wither and oxidize. Once the proper degree of oxidation is reached the leaves are medium roasted.The resulting aroma is an unforgettable comingling of roasted nuts ripe peaches and gardenias in a liquor that is surprisingly light and sweet.