Golden Moon Tea

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81
drank White Ginger by Golden Moon Tea
223 tasting notes

A nice, spicy, stomach and nerve soothing brew. I enjoyed my sample of this so much that I ordered a cannister of it and I’ve been very pleased with it. It is especially good today following the Pu-Erh tea from earlier. I think it makes a great pre-yoga sip.

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80
drank Pu-erh Chai by Golden Moon Tea
223 tasting notes

I love this tea. It is dark, almost black in my cup, like coffee. The chai spices are not overpowering and the combination of the earthiness of Pu-erh and the sweet black tea blends perfectly. It has a sweet, salty, slightly smoky taste. On second steeping a slight smokiness intrudes.

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49
drank Pu-erh by Golden Moon Tea
223 tasting notes

This is part of my explorations of Pu-erh teas and it is an interesting one. I do not know whether I like it or not, which is an improvement on many of the pu-erhs I’ve tried.

Second steeping adds a sweeter note.

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75

Brewed 3min. No additives. Hot.
Strong mint flavor with any hint of green pushed to the back. Perfect for mint lover who want a little bit of a health kick

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40

Brewed 4min. 1Tsp. raw Sugar. Hot.
This teas flavors are true to the advertisement and even has the subtle starchy after taste of pear. It is very nice even though the honey plays a subtle back ground role to the tea and pear.
My only complaint is that this tea is extremely easy to over sweeten.

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80

Brewed 3 min. 1Tsp raw sugar. Hot.
This is my favorite vanilla tea. Golden Moon has stuck a very nice balance between the tea and the vanilla.
They did this by using a tea that can be called a weaker tasting black tea to allow the vanilla to come out in more prominence than in most other vanilla teas.
Which is awesome for me since I don’t really like black teas that hit you over the head with flavor anyway. There is no tannic bitterness or astringency.
Just a delightful, light vanilla tea.

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60

Brewed 2 min. 1Tsp raw sugar. Hot.
I don’t know if I like Pu-erhs or not.
This one has a very smooth and round flavor with none of the unpleasantness of “regular” black teas.
But the complexities that puerhs have are ‘strange’ tasting. I’ve heard them described as “earthy” but I don’t agree. In the way that a compost heap does not smell like plain soil; puerhs do not taste earthy.
Puerh is the genre of tea you really just have to try to see for your self because it has such a distinctive flavor.
But, this Pu-erh is excellent in its roundness.

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78

brewed 5min. no additives. Hot.
A full breakfast blend that does have a bitter bite.
Sugar fixes all of the bitterness and makes this blend extremely enjoyable.

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55

Brewed 5min. No additives. Hot.
It ends with a bit of astringency and bitter after taste. Is better with sugar but I was hoping I found a black tea that didn’t need it.

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50

Brewed 3 min. 1Tsp. raw sugar. Hot.
I really think plain earl grey tastes like dish water. I’m not going to say that this tastes great but the lavender really does round out the flavor so it is not so punchy.
It is a better earl grey…

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70

Brewed 3 min. 1Tsp raw sugar. Hot
The jasmine is subtle enough to be un-offensive which is nice. And the vanilla really rounds out th flavor. If you like Jasmine that is mellow this is worth giving a shot.

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85

Brewed 5 min. No additives. Hot.
This is a very dark fermented oolong. The flavor comes very close to being a light black tea but it still holds on to the roundness of an oolong without the tannin taste.
I have gotten 4 good infusions per tsp.
It has a good, woody sweetness.

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50

Brewed 3 min. No additives. Hot
If you like “normal” black tea you’ll like this. It has all of the characteristics of tea that I avoid… including that weird tannin feeling in the back of my mouth, and that strange after taste that I have been told is the sign of a “good” black tea.
So it’s probably very good…. even though I don’t like it. K-Thnks

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60

Brewed 2 min. No additives. Hot.
Mellow is the right word.
This tea is extremely light of flavor.
Well no one could possibly be offended by any of these flavors so if you don’t like grassy teas you should probably give this one a shot.

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50

Brewed 3 min. 1 Tsp raw sugar. Hot.
It’s malty… But I wouldn’t categorize this as strong. The other Irish Blends I’ve had have made me not want to finish the cup because of their strength. So this one seem light, sweet and pleasant to me.
It is a very nice tea but this isn’t what I thought I’d be getting because I didn’t want to put the cup down.
Perhaps if you use the maximum steep time the strength will develop.
It is complex though. The fruit flavors come out in a very nice way.

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70

Brewed 2 min. No additives. Hot.
Good mild Darjeeling.
Brewing more than once brought out a little astringency for me.

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73

Brewed 2 min. No additives. Hot
Very smooth. Minimally vegital. With a sweet finish.
Each additional brew becomes more smooth and sweet.
Good for 3 infusions with good flavor retention.

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70

Brewed 4 min. 1 Tsp raw sugar. Hot.
I was afraid to try this tea. Usually when my friends say “try this black tea” I start making faces and trying to weasel my way out of having to drink it. I don’t like teas that make your face pucker up with tannins and bitterness. I don’t like that weird malt sensation in my mouth. And I really don’t like teas that call themselves smooth and sweet and then leave the acrid water after taste.
This tea is none of any of that. The first cup is a little toasty for me however, tolerable… But if you re-brew this tea it seems that the second cup might be the sweetest, mellowest tea with an after taste that lingers and doesn’t turn sour.
Second brew is totally awesome.
First brew is perfectly fine for a black tea.

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92

Tried this tea from GM and found it to be wonderful. It has larger twisted leaf than most Assams and has a good mix of beautiful golden tippy leaves. The flavor is smooth but nice and strong with a delicious maltiness to it. I will be back for more.

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75

Brewed 3 min at just below a boil. No additives. Drank Hot.
O.K. This is a strange flavor to have to describe and the closest thing I can come up with is the sweet smell of burnt sugar. Not how burnt sugar tastes but the smell it gives off.
The blend with an oolong is a great choice because nothing in this blend is at all sharp. From start to finish it is a smooth sweet cup.
And as a note, this tea is wonderful hot, never ice this tea. The coldness brings out all of the aspects of oolong that should remain hidden.

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70

Brewed 3 min. No additives. Drank Hot.
It’s named correctly. The white tea is surprisingly the dominant flavor with a under current of ginger that lasts though out and leaves a pleasant lingering after taste.
Golden Moon calls this tea “refreshing” and I really would disagree with that. But soothing would be a good word to use.
The flavors are balanced well and this tea can be re-steeped twice with absolutely no flavor loss.

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65

Brewed 2 min just below boiling. No additives. Drank Hot.
This tea brews dark in color while the taste is light.
It’s ok.
It kinda tastes like they were roasting Lapsang Souchong and accidentally left this in the room while they were doing it. The smokiness is extremely light but it definitely a Lapsang Souchong type flavor.
Other than that it’s a light, non-vegital green tea.
I don’t really go for the smokiness so like I said, it’s ok. I wouldn’t turn down a cup if it were handed to me but I don’t think I’d buy it to have around the house.

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75

My first taste of this tea… It is fantastic! Based on a tea between a green and oolong tea, the pouchong tea is oxidized only 10-20%. The infusion of coconut flavoring results in a really nicely balanced blend that is mildly sweet and quite refreshing! I will have to order up a canister of this tea.

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60

Brewed just below boiling for 2 min. No additives.
Light Sweet brew. If you like finoccio/fennel you’ll recognize the flavor.
This was my first time seeing star anise and they are ugly ugly little plants but, the flavor is delicious.
The white tea and anise are blended with care to make sure that both are present. This tea is kind of like a three course meal. First you get the initial sweetness from the anise followed by the clean white tea and then an after taste of fennel.
Nothing is overpowering. Very Pleasant.
Re-steeped 3 times and retained good flavor in the brew.

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