Golden Monkey black tea. The rich spicy notes of The Golden Monkey – also known as Jin Hou – will frolic with your taste buds. It is a complex tea, bearing notes of a fruity flavor and a lightly malty taste. Coming from the Fujian district of China, each spring the leaves are hand picked and carefully processed. Picked one leaf and one at a time.
With the Golden Monkey black tea the name “Monkey” is derived from the shape of the leaf and bud appear like a monkey hand upon being picked and the “Golden” comes from the golden leaves, beautiful liquor. It is truly a special tea. I highly recommend it.
And as you savor this delightful gift from Fujian think of the Rainbow bridge which just opened to welcome visitors.
If you enjoy the merry tasting experience of Golden Monkey I would suggest you give Prairie Passion a go.
Several sellers of this tea suggest boiling will bring out strong a tannin taste. I have steeped at 212 and 200 degrees and I do not notice a distinct difference in taste notes. As with all of the teas at Our Home Tea I invite you to experiment with steeping times and temperatures. For instance, with a tea like the Golden Monkey when you steep it the first time, steep for only 30 to 45 seconds. Then increase steeping times.