5 Golden Monkeys to Experience the Finest Chinese Black Tea

Last updated: August 20, 2020 at 10:40 am

What is Golden Monkey tea?

Golden Monkey tea is one of the most popular Chinese black teas. It originates from Fujian province in China. Fujian province is a home of many famous Chinese teas with the most black tea production being in Wuyi Mountains region.

What kind of tea is it?

Golden Monkey and other Fujian black teas are generally light-bodied, mellow, and floral with honey-sweet aroma and clean finish.

Tea tips

  • Golden Monkey is hand crafted in the traditional artisan way. Only the new young tea leaves and buds are used in the production. The buds are the most valuable, aromatic, and flavorful component here. Quality Golden Monkey is a “tippy tea” abundant in pale-golden tea tips. The tea gets its name from the funky appearance of its dry black leaves and golden buds: the color play is thought to resemble the monkey’s paws.
  • Also, try other Chinese black tea varieties. Some of the most popular are Yunnan Dian Hong, Keemun and Lapsang Souchong.
Golden Monkey Black T.G.F.O.P. Tea Organic

Golden Monkey Black T.G.F.O.P. Tea Organic

Golden Monkey, or Jin Hou, is a specialty Chinese black tea whose leaves are said to resemble monkey paws. It is a famously high quality black tea with large leaves and an abundance of golden tips. Golden Monkey originates from the Fujian and Yunnan Provinces of China, and is hand-processed each spring with careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. It has a full-bodied taste with cocoa undertones and light, honeyed peach notes. It has a rich, smooth and creamy texture.
Organic Golden Monkey Paw

Organic Golden Monkey Paw

Organic Golden Monkey Paw is a USDA certified organic, black tea made from the very young leaves and bud of new season growth. It originates from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian Province, China. With the same careful process as White Monkey Paw green tea, the tea leaves are hand picked with an artistic process to preserve the tea leaf form and then delicately steamed and dried. The leaves are then allowed a fermentation process which brings out the beautiful black and gold colors. These perfect, prized tea leaves in our California Tea House collection resemble a monkey's paw, hence the name
Nonpareil Fujian Black Tea

Nonpareil Fujian Black Tea

High-quality raw materials are the base requirement for making a good tea. TeaVivre’s nonpareil Fujian black is carefully selected with the one-bud, one-leaf method, restricting the tea farmers in the amount they can pick by hand but at the same time allowing them to utilize time-tested traditional production methods, both retaining the taste of the tea a well as giving it a softer, smoother note.   This black tea comes out with a distinct sweet potato aroma and taste upon the first sip, unique among other types of black teas; this sweetness lingers from the first infusion to the last and even beyond. Alongside that sweet potato aroma, you may be able to pick out a light floral or caramel taste too, and on opening your gaiwan lid, the steam wafts out with a faint milky sweetness to it. This is a pure, delicious black tea, with a bright liquid and unique high mountain flavor, wrapped together in a strong taste and full body.
Premium Golden Monkey Black Tea

Premium Golden Monkey Black Tea

Coming from Fujian, this Golden Monkey is made of the fresh buds and leaves of Fuding Pekoe after sun-withering, rolling, fermentation, and drying. This tea’s unique fruity flavor comes through on every sip of the liquid.The fuzzy golden tips of this tea add to its appearance, one of the reasons it is called Golden Monkey. Another reason is the monkey-claw shape of the dry tea, black and gold in color; when brewed, the leaves bring out a brisk and smooth taste for the first sip, above a distinctive flavor with a sweet aftertaste.Just like our Bai Lin Gong Fu, this Golden Monkey tea comes from Fujian Province and uses Fuding Pekoe as the base material, in the traditional method of crafting black tea. It is fully fermented, and contains one bud and two or three leaves; the golden color in the dry tea is due to the buds. While brewing, the leaves will spread in the liquid, showing their long, thin, full shape. The characteristic black tea taste comes through strong on the first sip, while the more unique sweet aftertaste lingers immediately after swallowing. This tea leaves a mellow aroma lingering in your mouth; if you love black tea, this is an excellent choice to try.
Golden Monkey

Golden Monkey

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..

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