Usually black teas are pretty straight forward when it comes to preparation, this one, however; I find easy to over-steep. When over-steeped, it gets very bitter and actually makes me sick to my stomach. When brewed correctly though, it is somewhat enjoyable and has a rather soothing aroma.
33 Tasting Notes
When I was first getting into tea, this golden monkey was my favorite. It is naturally sweet with a beautiful golden color.
It was a dark, rainy day today in Salt Lake City so I decided to make a pot of this dark, caramely goodness after work. This is one of my favorite everyday strong black teas. It is best with a spoon full of agave nectar.
I brewed up a cup of rooibos last night before bed mixing in a small amount of adagio’s lemongrass to enhance the flavor profile. Quite Nice.
I was very disappointed by this tea, and I’m a huge fan of other Golden Monkeys. As another reviewer aptly put it: “this one seems unusually plain.” It was also a bit too expensive, I think.
This is a good strong morning tea. I drink it with a little honey to take the edge off.
I enjoy drinking this tea in the morning at work. It is good for 3-4 infusions if you slightly increase the steep time for each one. Don’t forget to rinse it for 10-20 seconds before the first infusion.
I buy this tea in bulk and drink it iced in the summer. The mango flavor is very subtle and natural.
I usually avoid bagged tea because loose leaf varieties are always much higher quality. This tea however surprised me. It tastes much more like an oolong than a green tea. It gets me through each long work day without the mess of preparing loose leaf tea.