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drank Golden Monkey by Teavana
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Got this as a Christmas gift from my future brother-in-law. Apparently he walked into Teavana and told the clerk that I liked black tea, and this is what he recommended.

Honestly? I’m disappointed. I’ve been meaning to try a Golden Monkey for awhile now, enticed by the promise of a cocoa flavor and some maltiness. I tasted almost no cocoa in this, and the maltiness was bitter and overwhelming. I’ll still drink this with cream, but I’m sad that it didn’t live up to its promise. As another reviewer said, Black Dragon Pearls are everything this tea should be.

LENA

That’s still pretty good for a “future” brother in law. Imagine what you will get when it’s official. hehe :)

Bethany

I know! My sister said he didn’t look at the price before he told the clerk he would take the recommend 2 oz. :) Teavana is a tricky place.

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LENA

That’s still pretty good for a “future” brother in law. Imagine what you will get when it’s official. hehe :)

Bethany

I know! My sister said he didn’t look at the price before he told the clerk he would take the recommend 2 oz. :) Teavana is a tricky place.

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