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drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
1914 tasting notes

Ah, stashbusting feels good. I got this sample ages ago from JacquelineM and this morning when I was looking for a tea I realized I could kill this sample so I went for it.

I am glad that I held onto this tea for as long as I did because I appreciate it so much more than when I first got it. I liked it ok then, I really like it now. Can’t wait to discover Harney’s other black teas in a whole new way now that I’m a black tea drinker!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
ashmanra

Not sure how long you have had this, but the newer harvest is even richer and more flavorful!

Dinosara

I’ve had this one for forever, so it’s definitely an older harvest. I will definitely have to try the new one!

SimpliciTEA

“Ah, stashbusting feels good.” Totally with you on that one the last few weeks. For then when the newer—and preferably better—stuff comes in, we can enjoy it that much more, no?

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ashmanra

Not sure how long you have had this, but the newer harvest is even richer and more flavorful!

Dinosara

I’ve had this one for forever, so it’s definitely an older harvest. I will definitely have to try the new one!

SimpliciTEA

“Ah, stashbusting feels good.” Totally with you on that one the last few weeks. For then when the newer—and preferably better—stuff comes in, we can enjoy it that much more, no?

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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Ohio, US

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