Golden Monkey tea comes from the north, in China's Fujian province. It features large black tea leaves interspersed with golden tips. It produces a lightly sweet, and 'round' cup of tea with a nice level of complexity. You'll enjoy the hints of apricot, nuts and rose.
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||This is a fairly recently developed tea from the north of Fujian. Mike found it when visiting a few factories outside of Panyang and Fuan. In a short time it has attracted a loyal, almost cult-like following. People love the flavors of Golden Monkey, as well as the name.
||Long, slender black leaves. Some of the leaves have golden tips.
||Light pecan brown.
||Lightly sweet, hints of apricot and nut, with hints of rose. Maybe even some cocoa notes.
||This a medium bodied black tea.
||A blend of cooked stone fruit such as baked apricots and the dry, but slight sugariness of semisweet chocolate. A mellow, nutty finish of roasted pecans.
||4 to 5 minutes