Golden Monkey tea is a rare and savourless type of black tea, benefic in treating diseases and maintaining a good physical and mental shape.
Golden Monkey Tea description
Golden Monkey tea is a type of black tea, originating from the Chinese provinces Fujian and Yunnan. It is considered to be the finest black tea from the abovementioned provinces, due to its chocolate flavor, and honey peach notes.
According to the legend, its name is related to its appearance: the leaves resemble monkey paws.
In ancient times, Golden Monkey tea was consumed by local overlords and Taipans. This tea was rare and the Taipans drank every ounce of tea claiming that it provided them “the agility and sexual prowess of the patriarch of a golden monkey troop”.
Golden Monkey Tea brewing
Golden Monkey tea could be brewed in two ways: hot or cold.
Hot tea brewing method:
- Bring cold water to a rolling boil.
- Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot.
- Pour the boiling water into the teapot.
- Cover the teapot and let it steep between 3 and 7 minutes according to taste (the longer the soaking time the stronger the tea). Milk and sugar could be added.
Cold tea brewing method (to prepare 1 liter/quart):
- Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher.
- Pour 1 1/4 cups of boiled water over the tea. Steep it for about 5 minutes.
- Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water.
- Pour the tea into the serving pitcher straining the leaves.
- Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water.
- Sugar could be added.
Golden Monkey Tea benefits
Like any type of black tea, Golden Monkey tea contains a high content of antioxidants, benefic in fighting free radicals which are responsible for tumors growth and cancer spreading.
But also, Golden Monkey tea has a good proven action over:
- digestive system
- stressful moods
- metabolic processes
Golden Monkey Tea side effects
Golden Monkey tea has few acknowledged side effects. The majority are related to its content of caffeine, which may rarely cause diarrhea or the syndrome of upset stomach.
In case of medication intaking, it is advisable to speak with the physician regarding the safety usage and recommended daily allowance of this tea. It is indicated that pregnant women drink Golden Monkey tea in small quantities, so as not to consume more than 300 mg of caffeine per day.
Golden Monkey tea, part of the black teas family, is successfully preserving their health benefits and could be easily included in the daily health ritual to gain an impressive stamina.