King of Panyong Congou Black Tea
Country of Origin: China
Region: Fujian Province
Grade: STOP (Special Tippy Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 ft above sea level
Manufacture Type: Hand sorted Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A flavory full bodied tea with an exotic origin character which tea tasters describe as mouth-feel.
Infusion: Very bright and golden coppery color
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea
Golden Monkey is sometimes referred to by the grower (because this tea is so good) as King of Panyong Congou. After a painstakingly labor intensive production process, this tea is hand sorted to ensure a beautiful leaf appearance. The leaves are curly, wiry and well twisted with a high percentage of tips evident. Tip is the tip of the new shoots and during the manufacturing process these tips turn a gold brown. Tippy tea is a leading indicator of exceptional quality, highly selective grading and usually only available in the first few weeks of the new season (New season teas have the most flavor, rarest and most eagerly sought by tea connoisseurs)
Panyong Congou Teas are mainly produced in the mountainous region of Fujan County and Shounin County. The finished teas are made from a local variety of tea bush that is noted for its rich aroma, sweet taste, golden color and well-twisted tippy leaf.
We recommend adding milk and sugar (if this is to your taste) with this tea.