Details: 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 Temp: 212° Fº