“What’s in your cup?”
This morning, courtesy of Angel Chen & TeaVivre, I brewed Golden Monkey Black Tea Western style: 7g / 8 oz / 194*F / rinse, 1, 2, 3 min. without sweeteners, milk, or cream. (This sample packet contained 6.8 g.)
Leaf: Fine dark brown, tan, and golden twisted 2 cm long or less
Fragrance: Notes of hay & fine pipe tobacco
Liquor: Beautiful brilliant clear copper
Aroma: Sweet potatoes
Flavor: Sweet potatoes
1 min.: Oh my gosh! YUM! TeaVivre’s Golden Monkey is so rich and so velvety smooth! It has strong notes of sweet potatoes and provides a velvety sensation that gradually develops into a buttery flavor, which persists long on the tongue. I’m in love with this superb tea in just the first cup! Happy Dance!
Liquor: Beautiful brilliant clear darker copper
Aroma: Sweet potatoes with notes of Keemun
Flavor: Sweet potatoes & butter with a fuller-body! Some black teas I’ve tasted are lucky to maintain the same body on the 2nd cup. Many have a little less or significantly less body, but typically not MORE! The buttery sensation continues to intensify.
When is the next major TeaVivre Sale??? I am there now waiting in line …. waiting!
3-min.: A little less body.
4-min.: Liquor: Very dark clear copper. Nearly as full-bodied as the 2nd steep and still velvety smooth & rich.
Impression: This buttery, sweet potato-flavored tea should not to be missed! Highly recommended and a definite favorite!
Thanks to Angel Chen and TeaVivre for their gracious sample of this superb tea!
RO water re-mineralized with an Aptera filter http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/39532-puregen-aptera-alkamag-water-filter
Brewed western-style conveniently in a tea mug with a brew basket http://steepster.com/teas/teaware/29177-finum-brewing-basket.
Flavors: Butter, Sweet Potatoes