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White Monkey

White Monkey

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A rare Chinese green tea which is famous for its quality and rarity and distinctive flavour which is delicate, sweet and refreshing with a distinct honey finish.

White Monkey is a very special green tea that is a favourite amongst connoisseurs for its light, sweet character and distinctive flavour. It is made from pure green tea leaves grown in the Taimu Mountains in Fujian, Southeast China and is only formed from the plants leaves and bud picked during the first two weeks of the season. The picked leaves are then very lightly steamed and dried to finish the process.

The result is this beautiful tea that is a green tea which shares many of the most prized characteristics of white tea: it is fragrant and aromatic with sweet notes and produces a delicate and sweet infusion with a characteristically dry green tea finish.

White Monkey is also included in the following signature gift collections:

To Enjoy

Place one teaspoon per cup into an infuser, filter or teapot. Switch the kettle off, before it boils, when you hear the water rumbling. Add the hot, but not boiling, water and infuse for 3 minutes. Serve immediately or remove the leaves to prevent spoiling.



Green Tea.

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Our Sizes Explained


Standard Caddy

Our bespoke white and lilac caddy is the perfect way to keep your infusion fresh.
Contains enough for approximately 40 cups of happiness.

Refill Pouch

Refill Cartons

The refill carton, available in Standard and Large, is a perfect, environmentally friendly way to replenish your Tea Palace Caddies.

Contains enough for approximately 40 cups (Standard) or 60 cups (Large) of one of our infusions.

Sample Caddy

Sample Caddy

Our small sample size caddy weighs 45g and is the perfect way to try a new infusion or multiple different blends.
It contains enough for approximately 10 cups of goodness. 

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About White Monkey

White Monkey, also known as Bai Mao Hou, is a type of white tea that originates from China. It is named after the appearance of the tea leaves, which are said to resemble the hands of monkeys. White Monkey is made from the young tea buds and leaves of the tea plant, and it undergoes minimal processing, allowing the leaves to wither and dry naturally.

White Monkey tea is primarily produced in the Fuding and Zhenghe regions of Fujian province, China. Fujian is renowned for its white tea production, and Fuding and Zhenghe are known for growing high-quality tea leaves.

The name "White Monkey" is derived from the appearance of the tea leaves, which are often long, twisted, and covered with white downy hairs. The leaves are selected from the tea plant's young buds and tender leaves.

White Monkey tea undergoes minimal processing, typically consisting of withering and drying. The leaves are allowed to naturally wither after plucking, and the oxidation process is minimal, resulting in a tea with a delicate flavour profile.

White Monkey tea is known for its light, sweet, and floral flavour. The taste is often described as subtle, with a mild sweetness and hints of floral notes. The minimal processing allows the natural characteristics of the tea leaves to shine.

The aroma of White Monkey tea is fresh, with floral and sometimes fruity notes. The fragrance is an integral part of the overall tea-drinking experience.

The brewed liquor of White Monkey tea is pale yellow to light gold, reflecting its minimal oxidation and gentle processing.

White Monkey tea contains lower caffeine levels compared to black tea, making it a suitable choice for those looking for a milder stimulant effect.

Like other types of tea, White Monkey contains antioxidants and polyphenols that may offer various health benefits. The minimal processing helps preserve these beneficial compounds.

White Monkey tea can be enjoyed on its own or paired with light snacks. It is often appreciated for its delicate and nuanced flavours, making it a choice for those who prefer a more subtle tea experience.