Lung Phin Wild Tiger Monkey

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Wild Tiger Monkey is an extraordinary limited edition wild green tea produced in small quantities by ethnic White H'Mong families in Lung Phin, Ha Giang province, Vietnam (1600 m), which shares a 270km border with Yunnan, China. Tiger Monkey is hand-fired in a cast iron pan over a wood-fire, which lends a light smokiness to the tea. This tea was made harvesting  wild assamica leaves from ancient 200-800 year old trees   and produced. Its character is wild and strong, so unless you like your tea intense, we recommendd you ease your way into the tea with shorter steeping times. You'll find this green tea starts out with prominent marine and mineral flavours, with light smoky notes in the background. As you continue brewing, in later steepings you will notice earthy and woody notes with a sweet aftertaste that lingers in the back of the throat.

Ideal preparation: Teapot or shiboridashi ceramic 70-75 degrees C. 150ml. 4 grams tea. 45 sec; 1min; 1min; 1.5min


Origin: Lung Phin, Ha Giang, Vietnam

Harvest: Spring, 2022

Color of liquor: ochre yellow

Aroma: incense, roasted nuts, buttered corn, grilled asparagus

Flavor: silky smooth, chestnuts, lightly roasted

Temperature: 75º c

Steeping time: 1min; 1min; 1,5min...