Golden Monkey (Jin Hou)

A Black Tea from


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Calculated from 22 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Baked Bread, Grain, Honey, Potato, Cocoa, Malt, Orange Zest, Stewed Fruits, Vanilla, Chocolate
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Typical Preparation
Use 7 oz / 221 ml of water
Set water temperature to 200 °F / 93 °C
Use 2 g of tea
Steep for 2 min, 30 sec
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“Tried it with boiling water, and a short steep, and it is much more tastier. Actually, I didn’t choose to do that. My utiliTea thermostat is flaky again. But it did bring out a more malty flavor.” Read full tasting note
“Thanks to SoccerMom for this sample! I first sampled this last night and immediately thought it was a bolder, richer version of the Adagio version. Then this AM, I broke personal protocol, and...” Read full tasting note
“Strangely enough I am REALLY enjoying this tea tonight. The first time I tried it I could tell it was a high quality tea but I just wasn’t much of a fan, it being a black tea and all. (It was in a...” Read full tasting note
“This was a very surprising black tea. I sort of expecting something with the earthy characteristics of a Dian Hong but got something more in line with a Nepalese black; a very creamy, caramel-like,...” Read full tasting note


Our Monkey has everything a high–grade Fujian black tea should offer. Careful plucking of leaf and bud, followed by able processing yields a blend of short dark leaves flecked with golden buds. A full–bodied cup offering rich flavors of malt and a wonderful fragrance. This tea can take milk and sugar. Use 2-3 grams of leaf and steep for 2–3 minutes in water just under boiling.

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