Monkey Picked Oolong tea

(9 customer reviews)


  • Monkey Picked Oolong: from Fujian Province, China.
  • A famous tea and a more delectable oolong is hard to imagine.
  • Wonderfully peachy, smooth and satisfying it has a glorious floral aroma.
  • In the cup it is deep amber in colour.
  • Originally, the wild tea could only be picked from rock faces by trained monkeys.

Monkey Picked Oolong: from Fujian Province, China

A more famous and more delectable oolong is hard to imagine: wonderfully peachy, smooth and satisfying Monkey Picked Oolong has a glorious floral aroma. In the cup it is deep amber in colour. Originally, the wild growing tea was picked on rock faces that only monkeys trained to perform the task could achieve. The loosely rolled olive-green leaves resemble those of Tie Guan Yin. Use one teaspoon per cup with freshly boiled water that has cooled to around 80 C. and infuse for five minutes.

Tea from Grey's Teas

Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.

Sourcing our tea

This Monkey Picked Oolong has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.

The benefits of loose leaf tea

This loose leaf tea enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!

Packing options

There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our silver-coloured packets are a triple laminate of paper, foil and cellophane, specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.

Delivery options

For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.

Storing your tea

Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.

A guide to our tea

At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.

Additional information

Weight 0.216 kg
Packing Option

125 gram packet, 125 gram tin, 60 gram packet, 60 gram tin

9 reviews for Monkey Picked Oolong tea

  1. Alex Gordon (verified owner)

    Service: Hg

  2. Ben Joyce (verified owner)

    The peach note has eluded me so far, perhaps due to overbrewing ? The floral aroma is very strong and reminiscent of jasmine.

    Efficient service, packaging both practical and beautiful.

  3. Matt

    Mixed feelings
    Beautiful and refreshing

  4. Derek Smith

    Service: I like the range of teas and speed of service. I have 2 comments about the website:-
    1. ordering is a slow process. Price is a factor in what I order but I only find the price once I’ve clicked all the way through to the product. It would be useful to have that information upfront.
    2. I have been trying to find a way to use a different delivery address but haven’t been able to find it.
    Vendor response: Thank you for your constructive comments.
    1. On 21st February we introduced various changes to our shopping basket and checkout which we hope will make shopping quicker and easier. We realise that having the price with the tea details can be inconvenient but many customers prefer to have all the tea details on a single page.
    2. If you wish to ship to an address other than your billing address please tick the box ‘deliver to a different address’.
    I hope this helps.

    Richard Grey

  5. Philip Flint

    Product: Acquired taste that I have yet to appreciate
    Service: Delivered in record time – well packed and excellent value for money

  6. I Greenhalgh

    Product: Probably lighter in cour and flavour than described
    Service: Decent service

  7. Lisa Hardy

    Beautiful and refreshing
    A fine tea

  8. Anthony Farmer

    A fine tea
    a glorious tea

  9. Anonymous

    a glorious tea
    Great Earl grey flavor with green tea

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