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golden monkey

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15 full leaf pyramids
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.

Black Tea | High caffeine | Steep at 212° for 3-5 minutes.
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Customer Reviews (1756)


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.
15 full leaf pyramids

Fresh From Origin

The Monkey King is one of China’s most famous literary characters. Based on both Indian and Chinese culture, he’s most well-known for his role in the 16th century novel Journey to the West. Strong, fast, magical, and an excellent fighter, he’s the inspiration for characters like Son Goku from Dragon Ball Z, Wukong from the popular video game League of Legends, and has inspired countless other spinoffs and stories, including The New Legends of Monkey in 2018. Legend says he gained immortality through heavenly wine instead of tea, but we still think he’d enjoy a cup.

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Layered character of this raw honey is an ideal sweetener for black teas, adding notes of spice and fruit.
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How much of this do I steep for a typical 8oz cup?
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on October 2nd, 2018


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