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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

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Product Name Qty
Golden Monkey - loose tea sample 14
Golden Monkey - loose 3 oz tin 4
Golden Monkey - loose 1 lb bag 22
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

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!



Average Review:

Got a loose sample of this on a previous order, and a tin this time. Gunpowder and CTC Assam are still my go to teas, but this is really great tea.

Tea snob


Smooth and full
Average Review:

By far my favorite Chinese Black. This tea is incredibly smooth, and has an incredibly satisfying quality to it. In addition to the honey flavor listed in the description, I've also picked up subtle earthy notes. The flavor is pronounced, but not at all astringent. A wonderful afternoon tea!

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