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.