Loving my Golden Monkey tea!
Thursday, August 04, 2016
That is the American name, technically it is Panyang Congou and comes from China. I bought from Adagio teas online, cheaper than other brands such as Teavana, but it is available where ever good quality tea is sold. It is a smooth black tea with no astringency. I brew it in a French Press and the loose leaf is high quality so can take a second steeping (1 tsp per cup, times 4 cups, but brewed a second time for 8 cups total). My favorite tea ever!
If your idea of tea is Lipton, well that is why teas are not very popular in the U.S. Try some good loose leaf and you will be surprised, there are over 3,000 varieties. You are bound to find a favorite with quality far beyond Lipton Orange Pekoe.