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LOOSE LEAF TEA
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makes 10 cups
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2oz
68¢ per cup
$17
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16oz
27¢ per cup
$54*
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TEABAGS
teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$17
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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 linger as you sip. Rich, coating texture and very smooth, soft mouthfeel are both signs of a quality Jin Hou. This is a very complex black tea and can be enjoyed in multiple infusions, a real treat for black tea lovers.

Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.

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teabags

teabags

Our teabags contain the same high-quality tea as our loose-tea offerings. Their pyramid shape gives the leaves plenty of room to unfurl and infuse, placing more flavor in each cup. Enjoy the superior flavor of gourmet tea with the convenience of a disposable bag.

teabags
15 full leaf pyramids
$17
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cold-brew iced tea

iced pouches
cold-brew tea
Refrigerate overnight in a pitcher of water. Awake to find a tea rich in flavor and aroma.

iced pouches
6 pouches x 40oz
$17
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glass pitcher
glass pitcher
The pouches are perfectly-sized for our 40oz glass pitcher. Nothing to measure and easy to use!
glass pitcher
holds 4 cups
$19
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fresh from origin

One of the classic Panyang congou teas, Golden Monkey comes from Fujian province, China. Fujian teas account for one-fifth of China's total tea output, and the consistently high quality keeps them in demand. A coastal province (Taiwan lies just to the east, across the Taiwan Strait), Fujian benefits from an excellent climate, combining mild temperatures, abundant rainfall and very mountainous terrain. The misty mountain scenery is a mainstay of traditional Chinese art. In fact, the traditional description of Fujian is '8 parts mountain, 1 part water and 1 part farmland.' Fujian has a long history of cultivating tea: over 1,000 years.

This tea contains a high level of caffeine

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direct trade advantage

We import our teas direct from the artisan farmers whose names and faces you'll find throughout our catalog. This makes our teas fresher than those offered by the companies who use middlemen and brokers, and also less expensive. Here's a comparison of how much more you'd be paying by buying this tea elsewhere:

Teavana: 181% more expensive

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