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No. 146 - Golden Monkey Black Tea

Quick Overview

Coming from Fujian, the Golden Monkey is made of the fresh buds and leaves of Fuding Pekoe, by lightly sun withering, rolling, fermentation and drying. Golden Monkey has the particular aroma of black tea. You could scent the fruity flavor through every sip of the tea.

The golden hairy tips truly make this tea more attractive. This is one reason why it is called Golden Monkey. Another reason is its monkey-claw-liked shape of the dry tea, which is in golden and black color. When brewed, the Golden Monkey Tea tastes brisk and smooth for the first sip, presenting a distinctive flavor. If you like stronger flavor, you could brew for a longer time. The sweet aftertaste could act faster for thicker liquid. You could only feel it when trying by yourself.

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Same as Bai Lin Gong Fu, the Golden Monkey Tea is from Fujian Province, using Fuding Pekoe as material, and made by the traditional craft method of black tea. It’s fully fermented black tea. The fresh tea leaves are one bud and two or three leaves. The golden colored in dry teas are the buds. After brewing, leaves will spread in the liquid. The leaf is long and thin in full shape. Strong flavor of black tea will show for first sip while the sweet after taste shows immediately after swallowing. The mellow aroma of Golden Monkey lasts long in your mouth. If you are a love of mixed black tea, this is also a good choice to buy.

Additional Information

Ingredients Black tea
Product of: China
Region(s) Fujian Province - Shounin County
Antioxidants Ultra High
Caffeine Medium
Makes Great Iced Tea No
Milk Yes
Sugar Yes
Lemon Yes
Mint Yes
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 2.87 fl oz / 85 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 194 F / 90 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 4 g
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) Rinse, 10s, 20s, 30s, 50s, 70s, 90s, 120s
Western Method (Water Amount) 16.9 fl oz / 500 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 194 F / 90 C
Western Method (Amount) 2 Tablespoons
Western Method (Time) 1-3 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes No