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This is another tea I ended up getting at the Bi Rite grocery store, it’s definitely nice they are buying from a local supplier.

I am up early this morning to get some yoga in, therefore I decided to try and supercharge the caffeine here. Directions say to steep this for 2 minutes but I went for 3 before I read the instructions. I don’t think I will rate this until I have tried it at their recommendation.

But anyway… at 3 minutes this tea got fairly dark and is very aromatic, like the smell of baking bread. Typical of a golden monkey, there are bready and yam/banana type flavors present. Very low on tannins. I decided to add a splash of soymilk to mine with the longer steep and it is very good that way.

I’m very happy with this purchase and would not hesitate to get more.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

oh that’s awesome that this tea is in a grocery store :)

Terri HarpLady

I haven’t really perused the grocery store tea section lately…wonder what I might find?

TeaBrat

well, this grocery store is VERY upscale so they do have some really good teas…

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Sil

oh that’s awesome that this tea is in a grocery store :)

Terri HarpLady

I haven’t really perused the grocery store tea section lately…wonder what I might find?

TeaBrat

well, this grocery store is VERY upscale so they do have some really good teas…

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My profile pic is of a pink dahlia at Golden Gate Park.

Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

49 and below Nasty

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San Frandisco

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