GOLDEN MONKEY TEA

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What is Golden Monkey Tea?

Also known as Jin Hou tea, Golden Monkey tea is a full-bodied black tea grown in the Fujian province of China. Golden Monkey tea is considered to be one of the finest black teas. With the hairy golden tips and the shape of the leaves, it was rightly named for its resemblance to monkey claws. 

Each spring, the loose tea is hand-processed by carefully picking one tea leaf and one bud off the tea plant (as opposed to the standard of picking the top two tea leaves and one bud.) Due to the high concentration of tips or leaf buds, this tea tends to be more expensive than a typical black tea.

What does Golden Monkey tea taste like?

Golden Monkey tea is a complex black tea. The first sip starts with a malty aroma and flavor profile with a light honey sweetness. As you allow the tea to cool, the flavor opens up with the taste of roasted apples, walnut, cocoa, and spice notes giving it a sweet and savory aroma with a rich, coating texture and a smooth, delicate mouthfeel with a hint of smoke. 

Only the buds that have reached the fullest stage before opening to a leaf are picked for Golden Monkey tea as they contain more sugar at this point. (The sugar is stored in the bud to help grow the full leaf). This results in a tea that tends to be sweeter and less astringent than most black teas, because of its lower tannin content. 

How to brew Golden Monkey Tea

Every tea is different when it comes to brewing time. Vary the steeping time based on your own personal taste to discover its unique character on subsequent infusions. This tea is a complex black tea that can be enjoyed for multiple infusions.

CAFFEINE LEVEL: High

Because of the concentration of tips or buds, it tends to have more caffeine than other similar black teas, as the tips have a higher content of caffeine.

STEEP at 212° for 3 minutes for the first steep is recommended. 

INGREDIENTS: Golden Monkey Tea

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
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Charles (Melbourne, US)
GOLDEN MONKEY TEA

It looks like the display picture which is always a great start to a review, And like Teavana golden Monkey that I drink religiously, it tastes the same, Which is great! So I'll be buying this again when I get close to running out of my current supply. I used this to replace my coffee needs.

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Adam Barringer (Mount Laurel, US)
Good chit

Dang good cup of tea, strong and tasty cup fo shizzle

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Joan Hussey (South Dennis, US)
Thanks for saving my tastebuds!

Ever since Teavanna went bye-bye i've been struggling to find a decent replacement for the Golden Monkey. I don't know who told me about you folks, but they need a gold star! Thank you!! This tea is awesome!

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Sandra Nixon (Waldorf, US)
Golden Monkey Tea

I’ve been loving the Golden Monkey Tea. It’s everything I wanted it be.

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Rory Cornett (Los Angeles, US)
It’s good tea!

Thanks for stepping in for teavana, you rock!

Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
83%
(5)
17%
(1)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
0%
(0)
C
Charles (Melbourne, US)
GOLDEN MONKEY TEA

It looks like the display picture which is always a great start to a review, And like Teavana golden Monkey that I drink religiously, it tastes the same, Which is great! So I'll be buying this again when I get close to running out of my current supply. I used this to replace my coffee needs.

A
Adam Barringer (Mount Laurel, US)
Good chit

Dang good cup of tea, strong and tasty cup fo shizzle

J
Joan Hussey (South Dennis, US)
Thanks for saving my tastebuds!

Ever since Teavanna went bye-bye i've been struggling to find a decent replacement for the Golden Monkey. I don't know who told me about you folks, but they need a gold star! Thank you!! This tea is awesome!

S
Sandra Nixon (Waldorf, US)
Golden Monkey Tea

I’ve been loving the Golden Monkey Tea. It’s everything I wanted it be.

R
Rory Cornett (Los Angeles, US)
It’s good tea!

Thanks for stepping in for teavana, you rock!