Another must try tea for true aficionados, Panyang Congou is in the same family of black teas as Golden Monkey. It is considered a higher grade black tea than the Golden Monkey with larger leaves and a more pronounced cocoa aroma. This tea is grown in the northeastern part of the Fujian Province in a village called Tanyang in the Taimu Mountains. It was first produced in 1851 and quickly became one of the 3 most popular teas with the British in the 19th century.
Recommended without milk or sweetener, but can take those additions if desired.
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.