There is no doubt in my mind that Golden Monkey, at least by Starbuck’s Teavana is much better the second time, unless you need the caffeine. If that stimulant is needed than no doubt the first infusion will be ideal. At the end of that one the sides of caffeine goodness are quite apparent. But like beauty that has no reason to impress, this monkey really stands out in flavor when the caffeine has dripped out of her. There, there is only taste and it is a wondrous taste I must say. I wonder how Adagio’s Golden Monkey stands up to this?