Curly leaf style with some gold tips. Rich flavor with notes of cacao. Organic Golden Monkey Loose Black Leaf Tea.
One of the classic Panyang congou teas from the Fujian province of China. Only certain tea plant varietals can produce golden colored tip leaves. The golden color emerges during processing after an accurate withering. Only a few areas in Fujian contain these types of tea plants. Golden Monkey tea is hand-processed each spring with
careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. The flavor profile of golden monkey tea is characterized by light, honeyed peach notes, and its almost indistinguishable astringency.
This tea is highly prized, as evidenced by its second-place finish in the Signature Famous Teas – Hot Tea Class of the 2009 World Tea Championship.