Golden Monkey

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Chinese black tea
Golden Monkey

According to legend, Golden Monkey tea grew in such high and precipitous areas that it was difficult to harvest, so the farmers trained monkeys to pick the tea leaves - hence, the name. Golden Monkey black tea is one of China’s most exquisite and highly-prized teas, due in part to the leaf - at harvest, only the bud and one leaf are picked. The long, twisted leaves are beautifully threaded with gold and are intermingled with velvety, golden buds - a visually stunning tea. Our premium grade Golden Monkey black tea boasts a flavor profile of light apricot and honey, with no astringency. Direct trade from southern China’s Yunnan province.

Steeping Instructions: Pour 6 oz. heated water (208-212˚F) over 1 teaspoon tea leaves and steep 3-5 minutes. Remove leaves and enjoy. Re-steep as desired.