This golden monkey is so good, especially considering the price comparative to other golden monkey teas. The dried tea smells fresh, almost like hot cornbread. the leaves are long and twisted with a lot of gold buds, and golden tea hair left behind in the tin. the brewed tea is dark gold, and smells very musky and a little chocolatey. the taste is like a good quality black tea without any bitterness, only a bold and rich taste. I was surprised by how unique it tastes, making it hard to pick words to describe it. i can say that I will keep my big tin full of this tea as long as presto carries it
7 Tasting Notes
My friend got some of this tea and brought it over to make a cup with me after christmas. The smell of the dried leaves is musky and rich, and also very strong. There are some gold tips in the tea, always a good sign. We steeped it for a little over 3 minutes (1 teaspoon per 8 oz) with just boiled water, and were both taken aback by how good this tea is. The flavor is so rich that I couldn’t help making two pots of it. It’s earthy and strong, and also wakes you right up. Very solid tea
great flavored green. the flavor is a little strong, making it hard to taste the green tea but still a great cup. be careful to use cooler (175) water and to steep for no more than 3 minutes, as it can and will get bitter. but when steeped correctly, a great tea for any time
this tea is great. intelligentsia is pricey but they have yet to disappoint me. very dark for a white tea, but fragrant and earthy, not in an oolong way but more light on the tongue. very enjoyable any time
This tea is great. If you love oolong tea at all, you will most likely love this. I steep it for a long time so I didn’t get any second infusions, but I’m ok with that. Still a great tea, and for some reason is perfect right before bed.
bloom is very pretty, but primula’s flowering teas just, quite frankly, are not very good. they’re more jasmine than green tea, take forever to steep, and really cannot be re-steeped, even though the company claims that they can. if the jasmine didn’t make the tea taste old it wouldn’t be as bad, but honestly I wouldn’t buy their flowering teas again.
Honestly, I love white peony. My friend had the red fruits white tea from presto and enjoyed it, so I figured why not try the black fruits? Well I steeped it with a little extra tea since whites are so subtle, but honestly, it still disappointed me. I tried different temps and times, but honestly it was just not that good. I’d rather buy some of the expensive white peony from the shop downtown than save a few bucks and drink this kinda flavored warm water.