Golden Monkey tea is a type of Chinese black tea originating from the Fujian and Yunnan provinces in China.
It is produced in the Fujian province of China and is made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.
Golden Monkey tea is named for its long, slender leaves, which resemble the shape of a monkey paws or tails. It has a distinct golden hue and is known for its light, honeyed peach notes and smooth, non-astringent flavor profile.
There are several reasons why Golden Monkey tea can be expensive.
One reason is the cost of production. True golden monkey tea will be made strictly from the tips of the plant. This requires the tea to be hand-picked and carefully processed. This labor-intensive process adds to the cost of the finished tea.
Another reason is because Golden Monkey tea is typically grown and sold in small quantities. The higher price of the tea is often reflective of the time and care that goes into its production.
Finally, Golden Monkey tea is expensive due to high demand and limited availability. Golden Monkey tea is a popular and sought-after tea. This can drive up the price of the tea.