The first thing I thought of when I took my first sip of this was of bread. The really nice type you buy at specialty bakeries and eat plain because it’s such a shame to mask the flavours of the bread itself with jam or butter. I have never tried Golden Monkey so I can’t compare them. I can also taste the slight cocoa notes as the tea cools. I’m not picking up any spice or fruitiness at all as many reviewers have tasted.
First impression is that I like this tea and I wouldn’t mind drinking more of it.