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drank Golden Monkey by Adagio Teas
382 tasting notes

This is the end of my sample, which saddens me. Although I guess really it just means I need to buy more. Anyway, after seeing Rabs’ log from a while back, I decided that I also have to try this iced. I had kind of a stupid amount left in the tin, enough for like, one and a half cups, so I decided to just dump it all into the teapot and dilute it a bit with ice water.

The first steep made me decide against continuing the dilution. It was just “all right.” Pleasant enough to drink, but not some sort of revalation. The second steep, though, I didn’t dilute at all, and HOLY BUCKETS is this good. I would never have guessed that this stuff would taste so good cold, but there’s this sweetness to it now that just goes perfect iced. I’m not getting very much in the way of maltiness, but, come to think of it, when is the last time that you saw sweetness and maltiness in the same room together?!?! Could it be….they are the SAME PERSON? and THEY, which is to say HE (it/she), STOLE DUCHESS MCSNOOTY’S DIAMOND NECKLACE!

Ahem, got a little carried away there at the end. Also, I am now getting malty notes in the aftertaste.

__Morgana__

Malty is definitely the same person as sweet. Sweet has multiple personalities, though.

Rabs

And Malty and Sweetness would’ve gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those pesky kids!!!!! I’m so glad that you did indeedily-doodle enjoy this one iced!

Ewa

Don’t forget their stupid dog!

Rabs

Ruh-roh! How could I forget Scooby?!?!? I rucked rup! ;)

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__Morgana__

Malty is definitely the same person as sweet. Sweet has multiple personalities, though.

Rabs

And Malty and Sweetness would’ve gotten away with it too if it wasn’t for those pesky kids!!!!! I’m so glad that you did indeedily-doodle enjoy this one iced!

Ewa

Don’t forget their stupid dog!

Rabs

Ruh-roh! How could I forget Scooby?!?!? I rucked rup! ;)

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I’m a Pole who grew up in Texas, is currently a graduate student in California studying Japan. How’s THAT for random?

Being Polish, my family has always drunk a lot of tea, and I am no different. I may drink more tea than water. On the other hand, I can’t say that I’m very particular about it; I’m generally pretty careless with steeping times and water temperature and I don’t even have a proper teapot (mostly because the lid broke during the move to California ;_;).

I always drink my tea unsweetened and I only add milk in the case of the most egregiously chai-ish of chais. (not really a big fan of milk in general)

Given that so many of my entries seem to be about my morning tea, I felt I should add something here about me and mornings: I fail at mornings. I fail at them a LOT. Therefore I often also fail at proper tea making in the mornings.

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