A classic black tea from Fujian Province. Said by some
to be 'playful' and 'frolicsome' on the palate, Jin Mao Hou,
or Golden Monkey, is nonetheless a serious hand-made, two leaf/one bud, early spring tea. Named for its
leaves' resemblance to monkey paws, it produces
a fine-bodied tea of robust flavour.
Steep for two to three minutes in water just
under boiling point.
The leaves may be used more than once.
(*In China, what we call Black tea is
rather more accurately described as Red.)