Organic Golden Monkey

Origin: Yunnan Province

    Product Details

    Our Organic Golden Monkey Tea is grown on a relatively small terraced tea garden that ranges from 600 to 1,500 meters (call it half a mile or so) above sea level in the rugged mountains in the southwest corner of Yunnan Province in CangYuan Township–just a few short miles from the border with Burma.

    Golden Monkey is a well known tea in China, but not one produced in great quantities. It's origins are relatively recent -  approximately 300 years ago in Panyang, Fujian. Features include the use of only the tea bud and first leaf, full oxidation, with the resultant golden tips that provide much of the tea’s color and distinctive flavor profiles.

    And about that flavor? Just.....wow. Though not a powerful tea like Gunpowder Green or Lapsang Souchong, there is a lot of depth to this sweet and fruity black tea. It’s complex and yet the flavor seems familiar. This is comfort tea, which is one reason the Golden Monkey teas have been enjoyed both within and without China for several centuries now. 

    Golden Monkey is available by 1.75 oz tin or by the pound. Wondering if you'll like it? Try a taste! Tasting samples are available for all our teas and good for two cups.

     

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    Customer Reviews

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    L.N.
    A favorite among favorites!

    I love tea (as I'm sure most people who visit this website do) and I like a nice variety of greens, blacks, whites, oolongs and pu'ers. Golden Monkey is my go-to black tea for everyday use, saving Little Red Cup's fantastic Black Special Lot and Black Snail for weekends. Golden Monkey is one of the teas I love enough to order a whole pound of it. It's also one of the teas I give to friends who want to sample LRC's amazing line of teas.

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    A.S.
    Amazing Organic Tea

    This tea has such a wonderful phenomenal taste!
    I highly recommend because they have me as a lifetime customer!

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    M.Y.
    Wonderful Tea

    This is my definitively new favorite tea! Very smooth, subtle aroma, this afternoon I accidentally let it steep too long and it wasn’t the least bit bitter.

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    M.F.C.
    Organic Golden Monkey is Platinum

    Hi there, if you like black teas, you will love Golden Monkey (Jin Hao) from the Fujian Province. It is a wonderful tea. A small pinch goes a long way and makes a wonderful aromatic and creamy liquor. It is my favorite tea. Smooth and calming, a great way to start the day without intense caffine jitters. Highly recommended.

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    D.A.
    Delicious!

    This tea is delicious, with aromas of jasmine and subtle melon and a pronounced orange pekoe flavor. A very soft mouthfeel with balanced tannins and not the least bit bitter even after several brews. A really enjoyable treat.

    H
    H.A.
    So good!

    I really enjoyed this tea and plan on getting more of it in future!

    Customer Reviews

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    L.N.
    A favorite among favorites!

    I love tea (as I'm sure most people who visit this website do) and I like a nice variety of greens, blacks, whites, oolongs and pu'ers. Golden Monkey is my go-to black tea for everyday use, saving Little Red Cup's fantastic Black Special Lot and Black Snail for weekends. Golden Monkey is one of the teas I love enough to order a whole pound of it. It's also one of the teas I give to friends who want to sample LRC's amazing line of teas.

    A
    A.S.
    Amazing Organic Tea

    This tea has such a wonderful phenomenal taste!
    I highly recommend because they have me as a lifetime customer!

    M
    M.Y.
    Wonderful Tea

    This is my definitively new favorite tea! Very smooth, subtle aroma, this afternoon I accidentally let it steep too long and it wasn’t the least bit bitter.

    M
    M.F.C.
    Organic Golden Monkey is Platinum

    Hi there, if you like black teas, you will love Golden Monkey (Jin Hao) from the Fujian Province. It is a wonderful tea. A small pinch goes a long way and makes a wonderful aromatic and creamy liquor. It is my favorite tea. Smooth and calming, a great way to start the day without intense caffine jitters. Highly recommended.

    D
    D.A.
    Delicious!

    This tea is delicious, with aromas of jasmine and subtle melon and a pronounced orange pekoe flavor. A very soft mouthfeel with balanced tannins and not the least bit bitter even after several brews. A really enjoyable treat.

    H
    H.A.
    So good!

    I really enjoyed this tea and plan on getting more of it in future!