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Thanks to SoccerMom for this sample! I first sampled this last night and immediately thought it was a bolder, richer version of the Adagio version. Then this AM, I broke personal protocol, and tried Adagio’s GM (instead of my usual brisk breakfast) as a comparison and I was still leaning towards the Silk Roads version.

So finally, I did a side-by-side taste test of Golden Monkey from Adagio vs this one. And this one wins “by a nose”. The Silk Roads GM tea brews up a darker color and has a slightly bolder flavor. It is naturally sweet, no astringency, very smooth, not pariciularly smoky, not peppery…

As both teas are priced similarly, $17 for Adagio’s 4 oz vs. $20 for Silk Roads’ 4 oz, I would strongly recommend this tea.

Rabs

Thanks for the comparison :)

Erin

ooh i love adagio’s gm, but now i need to try this!

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Rabs

Thanks for the comparison :)

Erin

ooh i love adagio’s gm, but now i need to try this!

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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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