Organic Golden Monkey

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Fair Trade, Organic
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From Little Red Cup Tea Co.

Our Golden Monkey Tea is grown on a relatively small terraced tea garden that ranges from 600 to 1,500 meters (call it half a mile or so) above sea level in the rugged mountains in the southwest corner of Yunnan Province in CangYuan Township–just a few short miles from the border with Burma.

Golden Monkey is a well known tea in China, but not one produced in great quantities. It’s origins are relatively recent – approximately 300 years ago in Panyang, Fujian. Features include the use of only the tea bud and first leaf, full oxidation, with the resultant golden tips that provide much of the tea’s color and distinctive flavor profiles.

And about that flavor? Just… Though not a powerful tea like Gunpowder Green or Lapsang Souchong, there is a lot of depth to this sweet and fruity black tea. It’s complex and yet the flavor seems familiar. This is comfort tea, which is one reason the Golden teas have been enjoyed both within and without China for several centuries now.

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We're a family-owned Maine company dedicated to importing traditional high quality Chinese tea. Our teas are organic, Fair Trade, whole leaf, and always delicious. Little Red Cup tea is a revelation, if not a revolution.

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