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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
890 tasting notes

I found out late last night about the recent passing of John Harney. I have enjoyed teas from Harney and Sons for years and years (Hot Cinnamon Sunset was one of the first teas I fell in love with!), and I thought I would make my morning tea another H&S favorite as my way of saying thank you to Mr. Harney.

Golden Monkey is a jewel of a tea. The leaves are beautiful. Black and gold, kind of small, and tightly twisted. Once steeped the tea is malty with a honey like sweetness and notes of caramel and cocoa. I wouldn’t describe it as a thick tea, but it does coat the mouth with a light sweetness that’s very nice. The interplay of flavors here is so enjoyable. This is one of the teas I could drink all day and enjoy every sip.

Thanks again, Mr. Harney.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TheTeaFairy

Yum, golden monkey…great choice!

Veronica

This tea has spoiled me. :)

mj

Hot Cinnamon Sunset was my first H&S tea :)

boychik

Paris for me

Veronica

@mj1851 – I wish they’d change the name back to Hot Cinnamon Sunset rather than Hot Cinnamon Spice. It’s silly, but I love the first name so much more!

@boychick – Paris is the tea that hooked my daughter. She drinks it almost every day. :)

mj

@Veronica, I totally agree! It’s so much more poetic!

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TheTeaFairy

Yum, golden monkey…great choice!

Veronica

This tea has spoiled me. :)

mj

Hot Cinnamon Sunset was my first H&S tea :)

boychik

Paris for me

Veronica

@mj1851 – I wish they’d change the name back to Hot Cinnamon Sunset rather than Hot Cinnamon Spice. It’s silly, but I love the first name so much more!

@boychick – Paris is the tea that hooked my daughter. She drinks it almost every day. :)

mj

@Veronica, I totally agree! It’s so much more poetic!

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

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