An ancient and renowned black tea from China's Fujian Province, our Golden Monkey is a one-bud/one-leaf tea picked in early spring from small leaf cultivars.
It's notable for its honey/caramel taste and aroma, and for its tender leaves and buds being covered in tiny hairs, which add an almost creamy thickness to the mouthfeel.
It's also one of the more invigorating black teas we've had, which makes it an excellent choice for morning drinking.
We recommend brewing this at around 185-195f so as to bring out the most flavor from this rather delicate black tea.
Harvested Spring 2021