review: chinese jasmine monkey king tea

19 Aug

Monkey King tea, sourced from the Hunan Province in South-Eastern China, is the oldest known scented tea. Scented with jasmine blossoms, when it’s brewed it emits a heavy fragrance and its colour has a deep dark orange hue. Almost as if it has been collected from a rusty barrel.

In its dry state, however, the tea is dark green with occasional remains of the blossoms. The scent is fresh and flowery.

The heaviness of this ancient tea doesn’t really transfer to the flavour. It’s surprisingly light and relaxing. In fact it’s an excellent tea. Try drinking on a rainy Sunday afternoon (like this one), with a good film, and just maybe, a warm blanket.

Advertisements

2 Responses to “review: chinese jasmine monkey king tea”

  1. henryabercrombie@yahoo.com August 1, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    If you like chinese tea then http://jingtea.com/ is the place to go. They stock a wide range of high quality teas.

  2. henryabercrombie@yahoo.com August 1, 2008 at 10:21 am #

    If you like chinese tea then http://jingtea.com/ is the place to go. They stock a wide range of high quality teas.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s