Bai Lin Gong Fu (aka Golden Monkey) Black Tea is made from Fuding Bai Hao "White Pekoe" varietal tea leaves. Our Premium grade is a one leaf to 1 bud semi-tippy grade. The tea leaves are picked in sets with 1 leaf and 1 bud. The processing allows for a golden-orange furry tip complemented by a dark leaf.
The brewed tea is sweet, viscous, fruity and floral. Very smooth drinking black tea with a little bit of bite, but not too much. Some people might prefer this to our pure tips Imperial Grade.
This tea is often referred to as "Golden Monkey" Black tea by western vendors.
Varietal: Fuding Da Bai Hao (White Pekoe)
Elevation: 600-700 Meters
Bai Lin Gongfu black tea is produced in the Bai Lin and Hulin areas of Taimu Mountain in Fuding City (Fujian). Taimu Mountain is located in the north of East Fujian, adjacent to Zhejiang, and has a higher terrain. The mountains are emerald and the rocky ravines compete with each other. Tea trees are often planted among cliff forests. The tea tree has deep roots and luxuriant leaves, and its buds are white and crystal clear. In the 1850s. Fujian and Guangxi tea merchants operate and process Gongfu tea in Fuding, collect Bailin, Cuijiao, Waoxi, Huanggang, Hulin, and Pingyang, Taishun in Zhejiang Province and other places of black tea. Born from this. At the beginning of the 20th century, Fuding "Hemaozhi" tea brand gave full play to the characteristics of Fuding Da Bai (White Pekoe) tea. It selects fine buds and leaves to make Gongfu tea.