An exquisite and rare tea from Yunnan in South West China.
Only the bud and the first leaf are picked which are pale and golden brown (for Indian black teas the term 'tippy' would apply, or 'silver needle' for white teas).
The long leaves are slightly twisted which resembles monkey claws, hence the name.
The beautiful appearance is topped by the rich, slightly smoky and complex flavours of roasted chestnuts and honey.
Golden Monkey shows no astringency even when infused multiple times.
We recommend 3-5 infusions, each will be slightly different in flavour and depth to the previous one.
50g (default, makes 75-120 cups) in a sealed bag. Also available in 100g and 250g, please select under 'options'.
- full of antioxidants which can prevent heart disease, stroke and can be anti-carcinogenic
- low in caffeine which improves concentration + alertness
- has a diuretic effect
- contains fluoride which helps to prevent tooth decay and gum disease
- helps lowering cholesterol