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Monkey picked Oolong tea

Monkey picked oolong tea is also known as highest grade of Ti Kuan Yin. Legend has it that monkeys were trained by monks to pick the tea leaves from wild Ti Kuan Yin tea trees unreachable by humans in the high mountains of Fujian Province.

Today, monkey-picked simply means the highest quality Tie Guan Yin tea available. Picked during the spring and fall from higher elevations than other Tie Guan Yin grades, the monkey-picked grade is entirely handmade by experienced tea masters with great care.