Baimao Hou

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Baimao Hou
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Baimao Hou (White Monkey) tea leaves
Baimao Hou freshly brewed

Baimao Hou or white monkey (Chinese: ; pinyin: báimáo hóu; Wade–Giles: pai2-mao2 hou2; lit. 'white-haired monkey')[1] is a green tea made from the leaves and bud of the green tea leaf when harvested during the first two weeks of the season (late March to early April). It originates from the Taimu Mountains in Fujian Province, China.[2] The delicate leaves are carefully steamed and dried.[3] The name originates from the appearance of the dried leaves, which are said to resemble the paw of a white-haired monkey.[2] Due to the tea's appearance, flavor, and name, it is often mistaken for a white tea.[4]


  1. ^ "White Monkey Origin: Hunan Province". Archived from the original on 2016-03-05. Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  2. ^ a b "White Monkey". Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  3. ^ "Bai Mao Hou White Monkey". Retrieved 2016-02-29.
  4. ^ "White Monkey Green Tea". Archived from the original on 2016-03-15. Retrieved 2016-02-29.