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Monkey King Tea House

Introduction
Ninth in the cycle, the next Monkey Year is 2028. 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 also pick tea as per Chinese legend!

 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 simply premium grade! This basket is Rainforest Alliance Certified, thus only using ethical and sustainable farming.

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Hazle Ceramics
Monkey King Tea House and Year of the Monkey
Limited Painting 36/50 - no 4s!
on Cambridge Art Nouveau
Birth years: 1944, 1956, 1968, 1980, 1992, 2004, 2016, 2028

£79.50 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 massive part of life. On Sundays restaurants and teahouses fill up with families sharing tea. At weddings bride and groom kneel before parents to serve tea. A traditional tea ceremony bonds the couple’s families. Young people offer elders tea out of respect. Colleagues pour each other cups. Tea shows regret in apologies. Tapping the table with the last three fingers is a thank you for tea.

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

 The Monkey King star.

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