Even though it’s marketed for coffee lovers, I can’t stand straight up coffee but absolutely adore this tea; it’s like it takes the smell of coffee and actually makes it taste like that, sans the bitterness. It’s smooth, has a nice nutty/slight chocolate flavor, and very rich without a hint of bitterness.
3 Tasting Notes
My first time having a golden monkey tea. It’s definitely not what I expected – very different from any other black tea I’ve had. It almost has a sort of grassy flavor to it, but it’s very sweet. Interesting. Haven’t totally made up my mind on this one yet, but I like it.
Smells absolutely amazing in the tin, but taste-wise, there’s not a whole lot going on. I love all things sour/tart, and this definitely hits the spot in that regard – I actually steep it for about 4 minutes (note that my cup is rather large, though) and any less than that it seems a little too watery. There’s an immediate tart flavor and a nice sweet aftertaste. Not a bad tea but I wish there was more body to it and more discernable flavors.