Golden Monkey or Jin Hou is a famous Chinese black tea whose leaves are said to resemble monkey paws. It originates from the Fujian province of China and is hand-processed each spring with careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. Golden Monkey is sweet and very “nosy”: savory roasted apples, palm sugar, walnut, cocoa, rye and spice notes that linger as you sip. Rich, coating texture and smooth, soft mouthfeel are both signs of a quality Jin Hou. Best for desserts because of its chocolate character, this exquisite Chinese tea is hearty, rich, and taste perfect when complementing baked custards, chocolate cakes, or a rich, dense strawberry shortcake.