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golden monkey

by adagio teas

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type: black

origin: china

caffeine: strong

price level: $$$$

Golden Monkey or Jin Hou is a famous Chinese black tea whose leaves are said to resemble monkey paws. Golden Monkey originates from the Fujian province of China and is hand-processed each spring with careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. This Golden Monkey is sweet and very "nosy": savory roasted apples, palm sugar, walnut, cocoa, rye and spice notes that linger as you sip. Rich, coating texture and very smooth, soft mouthfeel are both signs of a quality Jin Hou. This is a very complex black tea and can be enjoyed in multiple infusions, a real treat for black tea lovers. Steep at 212°F for 3-5 minutes

Recent reviews

    • Michael M


      I am a big fan of Dian Hongs and didn't want to like this Fujian as much as I did. It is EXCELLENT.

    • melissa Dichiaro


      Excellent bold and strong black tea. Holds up well to milk and sugar

    • MJ

      Michael Jacobson


      Bold and complex, I absolutely love this tea. Certainly one of my favorites, at the very least!

    • BD

      Bob Doss


      A very bold tea. Highly caffeinated and great for the morning.

    • JG

      Jeffrey Gisi


      My favorite, Rich and robust. Great tea to start the day

    • Blayne Cook


      Rich, bold flavor and a very energizing amount of caffeine

    • Tea Totaller


      Fruity and earthy at the same time. This tea is not monkeying around!

    • Lisa Tawney


      This is one of my favorite teas. It has a full, balanced flavor. This is a great breakfast tea and can be enjoyed over multiple infusions.