Golden Monkey (金猴茶) is considered one of the best Chinese black teas. This tea is hand-picked each spring and only the bud and first leaf are picked. The tea leaves are characterized by the pale gold threading and is the black tea equivalent to our Gushan Yinzhen Silver Needle white tea.
During ancient times, Golden Monkey was consumed by local landlords and Taipans. Due to the rarity of the tea, the Taipans believed that it had special powers and it gave them enhanced sexual agilities. We can't promise that, but we can say you'll enjoy a wonderful, full bodied tea of exceptional quality.
Origin: Fujian Province, China
Elevation: Grown 4800 ft above sea level
Tea Variety: Camellia Sinensis var. Sinensis
Cultivar: Fuding White Hair (福鼎大白毫) Fuding White Hair
Tea Leaf Grade: Special Tippy Orange Pekoe (STOP)
Brewing Temperature: 100°C
Caffeine Content: Approx. 27- 35mg per cup
Amount: 5g of tea leaves to 100ml of water
Sold in quantities of 100g