There are lots of things you don’t expect to see floating down the Thames on a sunny morning, and a giant green monkey made out of tea leaves is likely to be one of them.

But that is the bizarre sight that greeted people making their way to work on Monday morning (May 16) when a two-storey topiary crafted from 110,486 fabricated green tea leaves bobbed down the river into Westminster.

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The famous monkey from PG Tips' television adverts was aimed at energising Londoners on their Monday morning commute.

It comes as the tea company prepares to publish a Green Paper which has identified the presence of the colour green, from workspaces to living room walls, has a direct impact on boosting positivity and productivity due to the primal association to nature and open spaces.