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Premium Golden Monkey Black Tea

Sweet and mellow, fruity and floral

$2.50
Premium Golden Monkey Black Tea

Sweet and mellow, fruity and floral

Rating:
95% of 100
Summary
Origin:

Fuding City, Fujian Province, China

Season:

Spring Tea

Harvest Date:

April 15, 2018

Dry Leaf: 

Well twisted tightly thin strips, covered with conspicuous golden tips

Aroma: 

Floral, sweet potato aroma

Liquor: 

Bright orange yellow in color

Taste: 

Sweet and soft taste,

followed with fruity fragrance and sweet potato smell

Tea Bush:

Fuding Dahao

Tea Garden:

Wenyang Tea Garden

Caffeine:

Less than 40% of a cup of coffee

Storage:

Store in airtight, opaque packaging; in cool, dry place

Shelf Life:

36 Months

Angel's Comment:

This Golden Monkey Black Tea with its great taste and value ratio make it one of our Top Sellers.

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.

Recommend Brewing Method

Cup Method

Chinese Gongfu Method

Teacup: 12oz / 355ml Gaiwan: 3.8oz / 110ml
194℉ / 90℃ 194℉ / 90℃
2 Teaspoons / 2.5g Tea 5g Tea
Brewing time: 1 - 3 mins 7 steeps: rinse, 10s,10s,15s,20s,25s,35s,90s
      Rinse time is around 5 seconds
Tea Garden

Our Golden Monkey black tea comes from Fuding in Fujian province, on the southeastern Chinese coast. The tropical and mountainous coastal climate here is perfect for growing tea. The area receives abundant rainfall, with misty spring days and mild temperatures through both summer and winter; the mountains around this region are almost completely forested, ensuring a high natural fertility of the soil and organic content, which in turn eliminates the need to use fertilizers.

Wenyang Tea Garden

Wenyang Ecologic Tea Garden in Fuding City

Tea Farmer
Tea farmer Mr. Lin

Mr. Lin Xingbiao has been a professional tea farmer for thirty years. Born to a traditional tea family, he was deeply influenced by his surroundings and built his own tea factory in 1966. With the gradual growth of this factory, he is constantly trying to seek and construct a common development between enterprise and tea farmers.

He thinks that the most challenging factor is the weather: if the leaves suffer from bad weather, the yield will be reduced and the quality will not reach the standard. To combat the effects of cold weather, straw is used to cover the leaves and protect them from being frosted. This is just one thing that Mr. Lin has learned from experience over the years.

Because of this, his 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 and also regularly increase the number of factories that provide the healthy and natural beverage to the public.

Tea Farmer Mr. Lin and TeaVivre Founder Angel Chen
 
Origin

This Golden Monkey Black Tea is produced in Fuding City, Fujian Province which is a famous tea-producing area located in the northeast of Fujian Province. Fuding belongs to the subtropical monsoon climate, characteristic of coastal areas. The average annual sunshine lasts 1840 hours; the average annual temperature is 18.5°C and the average annual precipitation is 1661.6 mm.

Map of Fuding, Fujian

Tea Bush

Golden Monkey Black Tea is made from the leaves of the Fuding Dahao tea plant, also called “Dahao” for short.Fuding Da Hao propagates asexually, and belongs to the semi-tree form. In 1985 it was certified as a national variety, with trees reaching up to 2.8 meters high and a thick trunk.

Fuding Da Hao Tea Tree

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