Golden Monkey - Jin You - Limited Harvest

Regular price $9.50

Style: Black

Origin: Fujian Province, China

Description: Grown and processed in Northern Fujian, an area famous for its exceptional white teas, this Jin Hou black tea does not disappoint; what makes it so special is the tender age of the first fresh leaf and bud, and the care in its pluck. The tea is named for the shape of the leaves which resemble tiny monkey hands when oxidized. Once processed, the golden bud tips of this larger-leaf tea plant variety show prominently.

Tasting Notes: The nose of this cup is like a sweet cooked rice. The flavour is sweet and accessible, with a faint linger of fruit blossom and a gently astringent build. Though it will hold milk and honey, we suggest trying this tea on its own to truly experience its flavour.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90-100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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