Golden Monkey

Size : 50g


  • Appearance: Orange-brown coloured infusion with a golden hue.

  • Aroma: Cacao, honey malty, rye, leathery notes.

  • Flavour: Woody, cacao, malty, fruity (baked apple), leathery notes, earthy.

  • Mouthfeel: Well-rounded, smooth liquor with silky mouthfeel.


  • 2-3g of tea per 200ml water. Boil fresh, filtered water to 95℃. Steep for 2-3 minutes.

  • OR Try Gong Fu Style brewing, using more tea leaves (4-8g) and making many short 6s steeps. 6s, 8s, 10s, 15s etc. Worry not if you don’t have traditional Gong Fu tea ware, you can easily use your tea strainer or a teapot.

  • Start with a small leaf ratio, and then increase if needed, to find your cup of tea. You can always increase both leaves and steep time for both brewing options. For cup brewing, try tasting every 30 seconds. Usually a tea is best within the first 90 seconds.

Golden Monkey

Our Golden Monkey is a legendary black tea from Yunnan Province, China, a mountainous, cloudy and misty provice. Golden monkey leaves are grown at the altitudes of 1200 meters and according to a myth, this tea was named as Golden Monkey because the tea leaves were picked by specially trained monkeys to reach the tea bushes in the lofty and misty peaks that were not accessible to humans.
Golden Monkey has grown for 1700 years, but is a relatively new tea to the West where it has only been exported for the past 13-18 years.

Our Golden Monkey black tea is made from the early spring harvest. One tender leaf and a new bud have been hand-picked and then subsequent sun-withering, rolling and full oxidation process have turned the downy buds into magnificent golden fury tips.

When brewed, Golden Monkey offers a very smooth yet brisk liquor that harmoniously infuses woody, cacao, fruity and leathery notes. The complex, full-flavoured liquor also shows great balance between sweetness, delicate acidity and astringency.