Golden Monkey - Jin Hou Cha
A wonderful combination of sweet dried berry fruits and excellent green tea. A very special fruity and mellow cup. Golden Monkey tea is the name of a black tea originating from Yunnan province in China. Only the bud and first leaf are picked and the tea leaves are characterised by the pale gold threading. Golden Monkey tea is a black tea counterpart of Silver Needle white tea. The flavour profile of golden monkey tea is characterised by light honeyed peach notes and its lack of astringency. This tea is highly prized as evidenced by its second-place finish in the Signature Famous Teas - Hot Tea Class of the 2009 World Tea Championship.This tea is hand-processed each spring by carefully plucking its leaves and buds. It is considered one of the finest black teas available. The name of the tea comes from the leaves that resemble monkey claws. Golden Monkey leaves are grown at the altitudes of 1200 metres. This tea comes from the Yunnan province; a mountainous cloudy and misty province.
- Loose Leaf Grades
- Brewing Guide
|Type of Tea||Quantity of Tea||Water Temp||Steeping Time|
|White||3-5g per cup||70c||5-6 mins|
|Green||3-5g per cup||75c||2-5 mins|
|Black||3-5g per cup||95c||4-6 mins|
|Oolong||3-5g per cup||95c||5-8 mins|
|Pu-erh||3-5g per cup||95c||4-6 mins|
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