Monkey-picked Tea

You can buy tea that has been picked from the bush in China by monkeys! The idea is that the rare and delicious strain of wild tea grows on steep hillsides that humans cannot reach. From the product page:
Legend has it that monkeys were first used to collect tea ten centuries ago, because upon seeing it's master trying to reach some tea growing wild on a mountain face, the monkey climbed up the steep face and collected the tea growing there and brought it down to his master.

Monkey-picked tea is now harvested in only one small village in China. Link -via the Presurfer

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I'm surprised that this myth still gets repeated. Despite what people say, the tea is not actually picked by monkeys. This blog has the best explanation, since it links to a few possible origins for the myth:
http://pencilandleaf.blogspot.com/2009/03/leaf-of-day-of-myth-and-monkey-tea.html
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