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Golden Monkey

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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec 8 oz / 236 ml

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From Adagio Teas

Black tea from the Fujian province of China. Golden Monkey tea is hand-processed each spring with a careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. It is among the finest Chinese black teas available today. The name comes from its unique appearance: the leaves resemble monkey claws. If you enjoy full-bodied teas with an abundance of flavor, you should give this tea a taste.

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8 tasting notes

Fantastic all around tasty tea. Not too bitter even if you oversteep it. Personally I drink this one black as it requires no cream or sugar.

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I tried this one for the first time this morning. From the reviews I’d read, I’d expected something a little bit different, but I was quite pleased with what I ended up getting. The main thing that surprised me about this tea was how much of a honey smell it had. While it was steeping, the fragrance was really sweet. It didn’t have as much of a honey taste, just smooth and easy to drink. I will definitely have this one again soon!

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Another Steepster called this a peppery tea, and I’m going to borrow that description. It was good, and (yes) peppery.

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15 tasting notes

A different tasting black tea. Has an interesting after taste. All in all a pleasant morning tea.

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73 tasting notes

I normally shy away from peppery teas, but Adagio’s Golden Monkey is very smooth and satisfying. jtchampeau, I’m going to have to try a cold brew the next time I have it!

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Great black tea, good any time of the day. It naturally has a sweet flavor, not much sugar needed. For brewing I used boiling water for around 4 minutes

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