Many thanks to ashmanra for sending me some of this to try, with the most adorable drawing of a GOLDEN SNAIL on it!
This tea is delicious! When I had my first sip, I was bowled over by the sweetness of it! I think ashmanra hits the nail on the head when she describes it as Golden Monkey meets Emperor’s Red. It has the roasty and chocolatey going on, but it has the sweetness and mouthfeel (thick!) of a Golden Monkey.
Harney & Sons says they found this as a sort of replacement to Keemun Mao Feng, but I would argue that it is its own beast. It did not strike me as being Keemun Mao Feng’s little cousin, and having both in one’s cupboard would not be repetitive in my humble opinion!