Same as Bai Lin Gong Fu, the Golden Monkey Tea is from Fujian Province, using Fuding Pekoe as material, and made by the traditional craft method of black tea. It’s fully fermented black tea. The fresh tea leaves are one bud and two or three leaves. The golden colored in dry teas are the buds. After brewing, leaves will spread in the liquid. The leaf is long and thin in full shape. Strong flavor of black tea will show for first sip while the sweet after taste shows immediately after swallowing. The mellow aroma of Golden Monkey lasts long in your mouth. If you are a love of mixed black tea, this is also a good choice to buy.
Brief Health Info
Being a fully oxidised – or fermented – black tea, it does not have the same level of antioxidants that our White and Green teas have, however it is still a good source of these and so will also help reduce the risk of cancers and lessen the affects of aging. Black teas such as our Fengqing black also are considered to help prevent tooth decay and help lower your cholesterol levels.
Where is this Golden Monkey Black Tea Produced
TeaVivre's Golden Monkey Black Tea is from Fuding in Fujian province, on the south eastern Chinese coast.
This tropical mountainous coastal area is perfect for growing Pekoe. It has abundant rainfall and temperatures that are neither too hot in summer nor too cold in winter. The mountains around the farms are more than 80% forested, ensuring the soil has a high natural fertility and organic content, removing the need to use fertilizers.
About Tea Farmers
Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for thirty years. Born in a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his family and built his own tea factory in 1966. With the gradual growth of his factory, he is trying to seek the common development between enterprise and tea farmers.
He thinks that the most challengeable factor is the weather. If tea leaves suffered from bad weather, the yield would be reduced and the quality would not reach the standard.
If tea leaves suffered from cold weather, straws would be used to cover them and protect them from being frosted. This is what Mr. Lin gets from his experience over the years.
Scenery for origin product place
Therefore, the first priority is to strictly control product quality and ensure its reputation. Mr. Lin, together with his tea factory, will continue to provide high-quality tea leaves and regularly increase the number of tea factory which provides the healthy and natural tea beverage for the public.
About Tea Tree
The species in Fuding is Fu Ding Da Hao, “Da hao” for short. It is asexual propagation, belonging to semi-tree form. In 1985 it was certificated as national variety in the number GS13002-1985. Its plant could reach up to 2.8 meters high, and has obvious trunk. Spring tea contains 1.8% of amino acid and 28.2% of tea polyphonels.
You may learn more about black tea knowledge from our article:
Q: Hi, I just ordered this tea but don't have a tea thermometer. Is there any way to estimate when the water temperature is 90 degrees? Posted on 2/28/16 by chris
Reply: Hi Chris, Thank you for your question. I've tried with our kettle, and it need about 3 minutes to lower down the water temperature with lid open. However, different room temperature, different capacity of kettle etc. will affect the time. I think you need to try and find the best temperature for your tea. Hope this is helpful to your concern.
Q: Hi, could you add a 50g size? , for now i'm ordering 3x 14g packs, thanks Posted on 2/10/15 by Kidsam
Reply: Dear Kidsam,
Thank you very much for writing to us. The quantity of teas are made by our workers based on the price and the packages. I think you can purchase 100g Golden Monkey Black Tea, for this tea is cheap for customers to buy. Hope this is helpful for you.
When will the 2014 harvest be available for this Golden Monkey?
Kind Regards David Posted on 4/27/14 by David
Reply: The 2014 harvest time of Golden Monkey will be around the middle or late of May.
Q: How many times can it be infused? Can you compare its flavor profile to some other black tea? Posted on 6/20/12 by Alen D
Reply: For this tea it can be infused 7 times with 8oz 90℃ water( 4g tea). And you should increase the ranging from 30 seconds to 1 minute each infusion.
About the comparison with other black teas:
Golden Monkey Black Tea: followed with fruity fragrance(complex and notable floral flavor).
Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea: with a slight flavor of chocolate.(chocolate).