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Briskness Body Aroma
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Our Review
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.
Dry Leaves Long, slender black leaves. Some of the leaves have golden tips.
Liquor Light pecan brown.
Aroma Lightly sweet, hints of apricot and nut, with hints of rose. Maybe even some cocoa notes.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body This a medium bodied black tea.
Flavors 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.
Brewing Time 4 to 5 minutes
Brewing Temperature 212° F

Golden Monkey

From the north in China's Fujian province comes Golden Monkey Tea. Golden Monkey Tea has large black leaves with gold woven in. It produces a 'round' cup of tea with a nice level of complexity .
tea bags
Golden Monkey - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-130
Golden Monkey - loose 3 oz tin
SKU: 44371
Golden Monkey - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41778

Customer Reviews



Great flavor, overpriced
Average Review:

I ordered a loose sample and agree with the other reviewers on flavor. It is more subtle and complex than a Darjeeling, and flavor-wise I would rate it five stars. For me, it's not worth the price.



Go to morning tea!
Average Review:

I really love this tea and it is worth the price! I pick up on the rose and coca notes, which is perfect for the morning. This is another tea that I regularly keep stocked in the house.

Thomas B


Unique Flavor Balance
Average Review:

Many flavors as described but none overpower. I really like this tea. It is pricey, but it is really good!

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