It is believed that the first black teas tasted in Europe came from the Fujian province of China. Some experts believe this tea is the closest thing to those original black teas. Like its close relative, Panyang Congou, it is a tippy tea. However, Golden Monkey has a lighter body than Panyang Congou.
Chinese black teas are known for their smoothness without sacrificing the rich taste of black tea, and this tea is not exception. It is toasty and sweet with cocoa and ripe apple tones.
Use 2 grams of tea for every 6 ounces of water. Generally this works out to a teaspoon per every 6 ounces of water. Steep for 4 minutes with boiling water. We recommend this tea as is, but it is also good with milk and/or sweetener.