drank Golden Snail by Harney & Sons
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Hooray! My tea box arrived today! I was most excited about trying Golden Snail.

First, the tin is gold instead of the usual black, as is the tin for my Chocolate Mint. The tea was in a foil pouch and as soon as I opened the pouch the most delightful aroma met me! It was so honeyed it is hard to believe it is unflavored. We brewed it using our usual parameters for black tea. The steeped tea smells just as amazing as the dry leaves. It has the same rich body that makes me sigh with happiness as I bring Golden Monkey to my lips. But the taste was very similar to Emperor’s Red to me – sort of a Golden Monkey/Emperor’s Red Cross, which means that this is AWESOME TEA! I drank mine with no additions and it was so smooth. I can’t wait to have it on tea party day paired with our snacks. It is going to be luscious! Roasty, toasty like JacquelineM says of Emperor’s Red, and thick caramel sweet body like Golden Monkey.

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205 °F / 96 °C
Dinosara

I had a tasting of this at Harney Soho the other weekend, but I haven’t tried the others you mention, so it’s cool to get the comparisons!

ashmanra

How did you like it?

Dinosara

I thought it was really nice! I don’t have much experience with unflavored black teas, so I don’t have much to compare it to at this point. It sounds like I would probably like Golden Monkey, though.

ashmanra

We LOVE the Monkey! :)

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Dinosara

I had a tasting of this at Harney Soho the other weekend, but I haven’t tried the others you mention, so it’s cool to get the comparisons!

ashmanra

How did you like it?

Dinosara

I thought it was really nice! I don’t have much experience with unflavored black teas, so I don’t have much to compare it to at this point. It sounds like I would probably like Golden Monkey, though.

ashmanra

We LOVE the Monkey! :)

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