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drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
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My tea word of the week must be penultimate – now I am drinking the next to the last serving of this (very, very beloved!) tea. I am going to miss this milky, chewy, gentle but flavorful, always right no matter what kind of mood you are in tea. I was kind of silly and soaked the leaves for 10 minutes for a 5th steep, I love it so much :) It was weak, but I still enjoyed its essence.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
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What’s silly about a 5th steep?

JacquelineM

I only usually do 3 steeps on this tea – it’s pretty weak by the 4th, and pretty silly by the 5th! It still retains the essence of the tea, but it is comical how weak it is. But I love the flavor so much I rather have a watery steep than no steep at all!

Cofftea

Oh ok, well if it was watery then yeah it’s silly. I’ve gotten more than 5 steeps out of several teas.

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Cofftea

What’s silly about a 5th steep?

JacquelineM

I only usually do 3 steeps on this tea – it’s pretty weak by the 4th, and pretty silly by the 5th! It still retains the essence of the tea, but it is comical how weak it is. But I love the flavor so much I rather have a watery steep than no steep at all!

Cofftea

Oh ok, well if it was watery then yeah it’s silly. I’ve gotten more than 5 steeps out of several teas.

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

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Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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