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Flight of the Golden Monkeys


We have been buying Golden Monkeys from Fujian Province for over 20 years. Often times the town we purchase from can vary. This year we had found 4 that we really enjoyed and thought we would share them all with you. Fuan is the town where we also source our Mutan White tea. This tea is made from those leaves and brews more floral than the others. Just south of the mountains of the Baishanzu Nature Reserve sits the town of Zhenghe. The Golden Monkey made here brews dark and sweet with aromas reminiscent to molasses. Across the mountains from Zhenghe is the town of Songxi. Songxi A has lots of golden tips and brews lighter and sweeter than its counterpart. Songxi B has larger leaves and darker, toastier notes than its counterpart. 

This product contains 4 individually packaged tins, (Fuan, Zhenghe, Songxi A & Songxi B) containing 2 ounces each and arrives in a black & gold Harney & Sons gift box.

Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness: 2
Body: 3
Aroma: 2
Details: Four Golden Monkey's from different towns in Fujian, China.
Dry Leaves: Long, slender black leaves. Some of the leaves have golden tips
Liquor: Light pecan brown
Aroma: Varying aromas - See product description
Caffeine Level: Caffeinated
Body: Medium-bodied
Flavors: Varying aromas - See product description
Brewing Time: 4 to 5
Brewing Temp: 212º