There is a connection between the term "Monkey King" and tea in general. The name "Monkey King" is often used in reference to a high-quality variety of Chinese green tea known as Taiping Houkui. This tea is produced in the Huangshan Mountains of Anhui Province in China.
The name "Monkey King" is derived from the Chinese name "Houkui," which translates to "Monkey King." It is said that the tea earned its name from a local legend involving a monkey. According to the story, a compassionate scholar buried a dead monkey he found in the mountains. The next day, the monkey appeared in his dream, revealing the location of a tea plant as a gesture of gratitude. The scholar then discovered the tea plant, which later became known as Taiping Houkui or Monkey King tea.
Bring filtered or spring water to 170°F. Add 1 tsp of tea leaves to an 8oz cup. Pour boiling water over the tea leaves and let steep 3 minutes.