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Monkey Picked Tea

Monkey Tea, Monkey Do

This tea is called Monkey Picked Tea, and it's not just a name it's a fact. According to legend, monkeys used to pick tea from high branches and brought them to their masters. The masters — mostly monks — thought it was delicious and so a cycle was born. These days, the monkey picking tea practice has all but died out, but apparently one remote village continues the tradition. Each bag of tea ($24.99) contains about two ounces of loose leaf tea, or approximately 28 cups. Oh and I should tell you that no monkeys were harmed in the tea-picking.

The flavor is supposed to be amazing, but to be honest, I haven't tried it yet. What do you think, is this something you'd want to try?

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MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 9 years
Awww, monkeys. I'd have to be sure they are treated well and aren't slaves and then I'd try it.
mrsyuen mrsyuen 9 years
I've tried it, I think it's a little stronger then regular tea, it's good tho.
BloodyFuFu BloodyFuFu 9 years
I've had that exact tea. It's oolong, a mildly strong oolong. I actually really like it.
Nyrina-Windu Nyrina-Windu 9 years
Fuzzles said "As long as it's not monkey pee or monkey doo, I'd try it!" :ROTFL: Now that was too funny. And yes, I would also give it a try.
emalove emalove 9 years
I love's probably good!
starlawill starlawill 9 years
ick, no. i'm pretty sure there is no "employees must wash hands before returning to work" policy.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
I would love to try it!
Gamine Gamine 9 years
Forget the tea. I want a monkey!
JovianSkies JovianSkies 9 years
Ew. No.
spacebear spacebear 9 years
neat...but too pricey for me.
vavavoom vavavoom 9 years
I would have to be really sure that no animals were harmed, but it might be something i would try.
wackdoodle wackdoodle 9 years
Umm no. I LOVE da monkeys! But monkey throw poo, so I don't want them touching something that goes in my mouth. Oh sure the monkey and I can play cards but pick my tea - no.
looseseal looseseal 9 years
How can I determine that the monkeys are being paid a fair wage in sweet, sweet fruits? I wouldn't want to support a business that don't treat their monkeys fairly.
fuzzles fuzzles 9 years
As long as it's not monkey pee or monkey doo, I'd try it!
crystallyn crystallyn 9 years
Monkey picked tea is WAY better than Kopi Luwak...the coffee made from beans that civets have eaten then passed. That's the first thing I thought of when I saw this tea. I would try monkey picked beverages, but not sure you could pay me enough to try the other!
refined101 refined101 9 years
I saw that on ThinkGeek earlier this morning when I was doing my online early Christmas browsing. It would make a great gift for a tea lover that needs something different from the standard Earl Grey!
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I'd try it :)
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
That's so cute! I really like seeing all the artisinal products on the market nowadays. It's nice to see something new on the shelves.
jennjennnbubba jennjennnbubba 9 years
I would give it a try!
clareberrys clareberrys 9 years
I would love to try this! I LOVE tea and I think it is so cool it is actually picked by monkeys!!!
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