Supreme Organic Song Yang Yin Hou Silver Monkey Chinese Green Tea


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Product Overview

Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Bag
Origin: China

Song Yang Yin Hou is a rare green tea from China. Song Yang Yin Hou means "silver monkey paw" or "paw of the silver monkey". This high-quality tea with its silvery shimmering leaf comes from the Zhejiang province of the Songyang region near the Oujiang River. Song Yang Yin Hou grows there in tea gardens that are surrounded by mountains and small streams.

The tea differs from other types of tea by the special harvest of the tea buds covered with white hair. The young Tippys are only picked at dawn between April 1st and April 22nd. Only the finest and most tender buds and leaves are harvested for this.

Song Yang Yin Hou has a special appearance, which comes about through a clever combination of twisting and rolling the buds, giving the tea leaves their typical shape. The delicate buddy leaves are covered with silvery down while the backs of those leaves look dark.

The tea was plucked in mid-spring. The leaves have been carefully hand processed resulting in a beautiful mixture of silver buds and black colored leaves – the result of the oxidation process while being sun-dried. When compared to white tea, it is a much bolder tasting tea. This is the direct result of using not only the buds but the one or two leaves next to the bud. The flavors in this tea are well balanced and lean towards sweet and woody notes. There are fruity and floral aspects to the flavor that remind us of cherry blossom. 

Brewing Guide: 
Put about 1 teaspoon of tea leaves in the brew cup. If you are using a teapot, use 2 teaspoons for each cup of tea.
Pour hot water onto the leaves in the brew cup (or the teapot). The water temperature should be below boiling; around 75-80°C (167-176°F) is ideal.
Place the lid on the brew cup and let the tea steep for 2-3 minutes.
After 2 or 3 minutes, pour the tea into the tasting bowl, using the lid of the brew cup to hold back the leaves. Enjoy your tea!


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