A meticulously hand-crafted Chinese green tea that has been made in the same way for over 3000 years. Pure, clean, soft and elegant. The antithesis of industrial, mass produced green tea.
Made from the soft new leaves of spring it is also known as White Monkey Paw (Baimao Hou) after the resemblance of the delicate, curled, white, downy buds it contains to the curled paw of a little monkey.
The leaves are pan fired as quickly as possible after plucking. Within hours they are brought to large very hot metal bowls. The fresh leaf is gently rolled inside the hot pans so that every part of the leaf is exposed to the heat - sealing in the fresh green flavours.
The flavours are clean and bright with notes of fresh spinach and pea pods, complemented by a smooth, silky mouth feel.