Malden Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

63
drank Golden Monkey by Malden Tea
93 tasting notes

Much better than I expected considering I bought this through Amazon.com and it was pretty cheap.

Apricot notes in the dry fragrance and in the nose while drinking. Roasted cacao nib woodiness, but not particularly chocolaty. Full or “higher end of medium” body balanced nicely with a light astringency.
Durable enough for four pretty long infusions using 4g per 125ml boiling water: 3min, 4min, 4min, 5 min.

Not terribly enticing nor particularly complex, but very approachable and would make a good, somewhat mellower substitution for breakfast tea fans. Wouldn’t go way out of my way to buy this, but better than the price it’s going for.

Still looking to beef up the Golden Monkey lineup for the showdown… Any suggestions for a Fujian Golden Monkey that’s likely to give Red Blossom a run for its money?

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I’ve started experimenting with matcha. When it comes right down to it, I don’t like matcha. At least the typical method of preparation.

But I’ve been experimenting with making matcha lattes, with whole milk and simple syrup with a tsp of matcha. And they’re not bad.

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