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Year of the Monkey

Ninth in the cycle, the next Monkey Year is 2016. They are said to be fun-loving, inquisitive, adaptable and accomplished. The Monkey King is a star of the Chinese novel The Journey to the West, now a film too. Born from a stone, he acquires special powers from Taoist practices - and can likely pick tea as in Chinese legend!

 Apart from herbal and South African redbush, all teas are Camellia sinensis varieties with different processing. Main Chinese teas are yellow, oolong, pu-erh, green and black (aka red!) with countless blends and flavourings.

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Hazle Ceramics
Year of the Monkey &
Monkey King Teahouse
Limited Painting 36/50 - no 4s!
on Cambridge Art Nouveau
Birth years 1932, 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016

£59.50 Worldwide
With Free Postage

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 A Chinese tea ceremony is more about tea than ritual. Rules vary with leaf type!

Chinese Tea Culture
Even in rapidly modernising China, tea is still a huge part of life. On Sundays restaurants and teahouses are full of families sharing tea. At weddings bride and groom kneel before parents to serve tea. A traditional tea ceremony bonds the couple’s families. The young offer elders tea out of respect. Colleagues pour each other a cup. Tea symbolises regret in apologies. Table tapping the last three fingers is a thank you for tea.

 Real chimpanzees promoted PG Tips tea for 50 years. Now “Monkey” above is a tea picker. But without convincing evidence, tea sold as “monkey picked“ is still simply premium grade! This basket is Rainbow Alliance Certified, for sustainable and ethical farming.

 The Monkey King.

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