A highly prized, full-bodied black tea with caramel & honey notes & an unusually smooth finish.
To begin with, there’s that wonderful name. According to legend, trained monkeys plucked the choicest tea leaves from lofty, hard-to-reach spots. The color descriptor derives from the downy-white leaf buds that turn golden during processing and yield a dark amber liquor that’s rimmed by a golden “halo.” Grown in China’s Yunnan region (“the land of four spring seasons”), Golden Monkey has an aroma of caramelized sugar, a smooth mouthfeel and a clean, lightly astringent finish.
How to Brew
For Best Brewing
- Use one heaping teaspoon of loose leaves per 8 fl oz of 215° water.
- Let it steep for 5 minutes. Wait patiently for perfection.
Black tea is the fully oxidized leaf of Camellia sinensis and requires the most processing. The brewed liquor ranges between dark brown and deep red. Black teas offer the strongest flavors and, in some cases, the greatest astringency.
A BLEND OF BLACK TEAS.