This is a great black tea when you want a complex and interesting cup. I would liken it to Golden Monkey, but I really like this one much better. There is a very strong honey aroma and flavor, but a little more natural sweetness than Golden Monkey with none of the astringency. The dry leaves are deep black but there is an abundance of the fluffiest and fuzziest golden tips I have even seen. You can brew this tea at least twice and still have a great cup of tea.

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ashmanra

This note was written when I was young and foolish. I love Golden Monkey more, more, more! I love you, Monkey! Do not read this review! While Zhen Quo is excellent tea, GM is the bestest ever! And how in the world did I ever find it astringent?? Ah well, we grow and learn!

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ashmanra

This note was written when I was young and foolish. I love Golden Monkey more, more, more! I love you, Monkey! Do not read this review! While Zhen Quo is excellent tea, GM is the bestest ever! And how in the world did I ever find it astringent?? Ah well, we grow and learn!

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I am a music teacher and homeschooling mom who started drinking loose leaf tea about four years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

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