Golden Monkey (Jin Hou)
Golden Monkey, or Jin Hou, is a specialty Chinese black tea whose leaves are said to resemble monkey paws. It is a famously high quality black tea with large leaves and an abundance of golden tips. Golden Monkey originates from the Fujian and Yunnan Provinces of China, and is hand-processed each spring with careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. It has a full-bodied taste with cocoa undertones and light, honeyed peach notes. It has a rich, smooth and creamy texture. Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe (T.G.F.O.P.) is F.O.P. with a larger amount of tips. When these tips are in abundance, the terms 'Tippy and Golden' are attached to F.O.P., thus making it Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe. T.G.F.O.P. is the top grade of O.P. tea.