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drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
19 tasting notes

Black teas are my jam. This, though, was my first purchase from Teavana. Not only that, but it was my first time ever seeing a tea store. Living down south in a town far away from civilization, I always had to order teas online. After moving to college, I threw some praises up to the Lord above for having tea places so close to me.
But, like I said, it was my first time in a tea store. I was just too excited. This was the first tea they showed me, and I didn’t even think about it. I just bought it. I regret that now, because I could have gotten something much better. This is tasty, but not so much by itself. I have found myself mixing it with other black teas I have just so I can get rid of what I have left.

It’s alright, but I probably won’t buy it again. Not from Teavana at least.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 15 sec
gmathis

Your first paragraph made me chuckle. I have to beat down a perpetual state of covetousness when some of our fellow Steepies mention their local tea buying options. And wipe the drool off my keyboard.

lanestew

Ha yeah, I’m so glad there are places I can buy now.

Starfevre

Yeah, I’ve found that Teavana’s blends are a bit better than their straight teas. Or are at least more unique. There are better versions of their straight teas at other companies for probably cheaper anyway.

ashmanra

The Golden Monkey from Teavivre is awesome, as is the one from Harney and Sons. Teavana’s….eh, not so much. If you haven’t already signed up for their free tea tasting activity, you can go to Teavivre’s site and choose five tea samples to have sent to you. They are awesome, they are fresh, they are affordable.

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gmathis

Your first paragraph made me chuckle. I have to beat down a perpetual state of covetousness when some of our fellow Steepies mention their local tea buying options. And wipe the drool off my keyboard.

lanestew

Ha yeah, I’m so glad there are places I can buy now.

Starfevre

Yeah, I’ve found that Teavana’s blends are a bit better than their straight teas. Or are at least more unique. There are better versions of their straight teas at other companies for probably cheaper anyway.

ashmanra

The Golden Monkey from Teavivre is awesome, as is the one from Harney and Sons. Teavana’s….eh, not so much. If you haven’t already signed up for their free tea tasting activity, you can go to Teavivre’s site and choose five tea samples to have sent to you. They are awesome, they are fresh, they are affordable.

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