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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

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    • Tea Totaller

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

    • Lisa Tawney

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      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.