Golden Monkey Organic
This organic lot was harvested in April 2016. Grown in the Fuding area of northern Fujian Province, our Golden Monkey (Jin Hou) is made more to the traditional style using a longer, blacker leaf mixed with golden buds. Golden Monkey was initially developed for export. In recent years, it has become increasingly popular in China as an everyday drink. It draws its name from its very tippy golden leaf or from the bright golden residue of its liquor. Lot #: FO-6
Why we selected this particular lot: We found this lot to offer a refreshing malty taste. Further, it is organic and we support that initiative. The leaves are consistent in shape, with little broken material. The taste finalized the deal as we found it full of flavor and capable of multiple steeps.
Interesting facts about our selection: It is grown in an area famous for its white teas. The local varietals also make very good green and black teas. This lot was harvested and processed in mid-April, note the larger size of the leaves. The farm has been practicing organic methods for about 7 years now and the teas are getting better in taste each year.
Taste profile: This tea offers a round, full-bodied & malty aroma. More of these notes come through in the 2nd steep. Naturally sweet, it will refresh with a clean taste that lingers. Given its sweet malty flavor, we suggest you enjoy that and add nothing to this tea. However, it can take milk and sugar and provide a wonderful cup
Brewing suggestions: Use water at near boiling temperature or 195 F. We suggest 3 grams of tea per 7-8 ounces of water and 4-5 grams for 12-16 ounces of water. A 3-minute steep should yield a full-bodied cup. It can steep longer for more taste. Leaves will yield multiple steeps
Silk Road Teas is an award-winning purveyor of rare and artisan teas. Every year, we travel extensively in China, visiting small farms, out-of-the-way tea markets, cooperatives and specialty tea companies to find teas that offer our customers the highest quality and a distinctive taste experience. As a result, our teas are widely recognized for their variety and unparalleled quality. Quite simply, you won't find a finer tea anywhere. Satisfaction guaranteed.
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Silk Road Teas is more than just tea. We are committed to giving back to our community by providing jobs packaging our teas to disabled adults. As the older brother of a disabled person, Ned Heagerty, Silk Road Teas President, recognized the challenges and limited opportunities disabled adults face. So he wanted to make a difference. It is a small step, but it is an action we believe in and will continue to follow. Recently, we were honored by receiving the Employer of the Year Award from Integrated Community Services (ICS) for our commitment to employ persons with disabilities.
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Organic is swell, but . . .
Posted by James Felts on 5th Oct 2014
I ordered this by mistake, intending to get my standard go-to Golden Monkey. But I figured, eh, so it's organic, shouldn't matter. Unfortunately it's not even the same tea. It looks like it, but there's none of that malty chocolate goodness you expect from Golden Monkey, in fact I can't detect much flavor at all. I'm afraid you'll have to go with the nasty un-organic version if you want that Golden Monkey rush.