"Golden Monkey" Jin Hou Black Tea
A young monk once asked the wise tea master Lao Cha:
— Sensei, is there anything in this world that is so good, that you can never get tired of it?
— There is, young man. It’s Jin Hou Black Tea.
Fujian province Golden Monkey black tea is made following a long process of sun-withering, rolling, fermenting, and drying fresh buds and leaves of Fuding Pekoe. The tea’s deep and unique flavor is prominent through every sip.
The name Golden Monkey comes from the fuzzy golden tips of the tea, which resemble monkey claws. The slow unfurling of these bright tea leaves is very pleasant to the eye during brewing.
Our Golden Monkey black tea comes from a tea garden in Fujian which is completely surrounded by mountainous forests and a coastal climate. The abundant rainfall and mild temperatures ensure conditions perfect for growing this tea.
On the first sip we taste a rich and aromatic black tea flavor. Subsequently, we get a mellow sweetness which lingers on throughout the following brews. A delightful option for black tea enthusiasts and those new to it.
- Place of Origin: Fuding, Fujian Province, China
- Harvest Date: April 2019
- Dry Leaf: Well twisted tightly thin strips, covered with conspicuous golden tips
- Aroma: Floral and fruity with notes of sweet potato
- Taste: Sweet and soft taste
- Tea Species: FudingDahao
- Caffeine level: Low
How to brew loose leaf tea, Western Method:
195℉ / 90℃
6g Rinse. Then 5sec + 5sec for each subsequent infusion
How to brew loose leaf tea, Gong Fu style:
We Also Recommend
Cha Hai (Gong Dao Bei)
Cha Hai serves to control the strength of the brew. Using Cha Hai ensures that the tea leaves do not continue to steep as they are sitting in a teapot. It is also called a ‘bowl of impartiality’, for it lets each participant enjoy the same brew.
Chamomile Rose Silver Needle White Tea, 2017
• Taste: floral & sweet • Aroma: chamomile & rose • Mouthfeel: brisk & smooth
Chasen Kusenaoshi Matcha Whisk Holder
A Kusenaoshi is used for drying and for storing Chasen, matcha whisk. It helps to maintain the proper shape of Chasen and protects the fine tines from breakage.
Chasen Matcha Whisk
The chasen, matcha whisk, is an integral part of Cha No Yu. It is used in a zig-zag motion to dissolve powdered matcha in a bowl with water.