In the tea gardens in the WuYi Mountains, towards the end of March at the beginning of the new season's tea growth, the top two leaves and bud are picked from the tea bushes.
The tea leaves still have the 'hairy white down' on them and when steamed and dried they become a truly superb green tea, known as White Monkey Paw (白毛猴). This tea gained it's name as the dry leaf appearance is said to resemble the paw of a white haired monkey.
Origin: WuYi Mountains, Fujian Province, China
Elevation: Grown 2500 - 5000 ft above sea level.
Tea Variety: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Cultivar: Fuding Da Hao (福鼎大毫)
Brewing Temperature: 60 - 85°C
Caffeine Content: Approx. 20mg per cup
Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water
Sold in quantities of 100g