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sample
makes 5 cups
$3
1.5oz
48¢ per cup
$9
8oz
29¢ per cup
$29
teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$9
White Monkey or Bai Mao Hou is a green tea (do not be confused by its name) that grows along the slopes of the Taimu mountains in the 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 warm-colored cup, fresh and subtly seaweedy aroma infused with delicate sweetness and a slightly dry finish.

Green Tea | Moderate caffeine | Steep at 180° for 2-3 minutes.
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Teabags

teabags
Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.
teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$9
ingredient

Lore

If you visit a hot spring in the colder regions of Japan, you might have the curious experience of sharing your onsen (hot spring) with a monkey. Because of the frosty environment they inhabit, Japanese macaques, or “snow monkeys” have become known for their frequent visits to the springs, such as the Jigokudani hot spring in Nagano. The iconic primates have also influenced Japanese culture, inspiring the three wise monkeys of “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” fame and depictions of monkeys related to the Chinese zodiac. One other possible inspiration? This delicious green tea.

Raw Honey for Green Teas

tea honey
Soft floral notes of this raw honey pair deliciously with the lively, fresh character of green and white teas.
12oz
honey for green tea
$9

Part of green teas of China sampler

sampler set
Explore a variety of teas with our popular sampler set. Four teas included are: dragonwell, gunpowder, sleeping dragon, white monkey
green teas of China
will make 35 cups
$19

Meet our white monkey farmer, Yao Yi Lin

To ensure the best quality and value, we import our teas directly from the countries in which they are grown, working closely with the farmers who tender them. Our Roots Campaign connects our customers with the rich stories and the farmers behind some of our most popular teas.

farmer
How long have you been growing tea and what got you started?
It is a family business. I started to help my parents when I was very young. I have worked in tea for more than 30 years.
Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
In spring we are very busy because white monkey is a spring tea. I normally get up at 6 and go out to pick the fresh tea leaves. In the afternoon and evening we will make the teas with what we picked up in the day time. We never use yesterday's tea leaves to make this tea. So in spring time I will work more than 18 hours a day. After that, my main job is to fertilizing, weeding and making the field friable in the rest of the year.
What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like picking in early fresh spring morning. I do enjoy the beautiful mountain at that time.
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