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.

 

See Brewing Guidelines for more information.

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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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.

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H.A.
So good!

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

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L.F.
Delicious!

Very satisfied with this tea.

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Golden Monkey

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Golden Monkey Makes For a Glorious, Golden Morning!

This is high quality, addictively delicious medium strength black tea, and a very pleasant 'wake-up' tea for me. This tea is very hard to find a a reasonable price in combination with high quality. I am thrilled that Little Red Cup decided to carry it, and they nailed finding the best of the best!

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E.G.
Golden Monkey

Very mild with a great taste. I’m glad I tried it.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
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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!

L
L.F.
Delicious!

Very satisfied with this tea.

T
T.S.

Golden Monkey

B
B.H.M.
Golden Monkey Makes For a Glorious, Golden Morning!

This is high quality, addictively delicious medium strength black tea, and a very pleasant 'wake-up' tea for me. This tea is very hard to find a a reasonable price in combination with high quality. I am thrilled that Little Red Cup decided to carry it, and they nailed finding the best of the best!

E
E.G.
Golden Monkey

Very mild with a great taste. I’m glad I tried it.