After brewing my entire stash of Yerba Mate, I placed an order at Dragonwater for more. Included in that order were several new teas – as though I don’t have enough new teas already. Nevertheless, I was drawn to a new tea being featured by Dragonwater… White Monkey Paw Tea. With a name like that, how could I not purchase?
Within days, my order arrived and with great anticipation, I brewed and drank White Monkey Paw Tea. Lets talk tea!
Composition: Rare, handmade Chinese tea from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China. No added flavors. Interestingly, according to the Dragonwater site, White Monkey Paw Tea is considered both a white and green tea.
Dry Visual: White Monkey Paw Tea is fun to look at. According to legend… the leaves look like Monkey Paws, hence the name. I would have to agree. Additionally, the leaves are a beautiful green with white tips – some might say silver and fuzzy!
Dry Aroma: Vegetal – no added fragrances.
Flavor: Naturally sweet yet clean taste – White Monkey Paw Tea had the sweetness of white tea and the vegetal taste of green. Sweetener is not necessary, however, I did add a little honey.
Liquor: Very light, almost clear with a hint of green.