For some reason, I have great luck with black teas with the word “golden” in them. A good everyday tea, not mind boggling… but sometimes I don’t need to be boggled.
“Thanks to Soccer Mom for my Golden Monkey taste championship - Adagio vs Teas Etc. The verdict: Adagio... The Adagio's version is much bolder, malty-er. In fact, I find that I may have a new...” Read full tasting note
“Well, my last Upton sample is green Earl Grey, which is simply Not Suited for being my morning tea, so I'm going to get started on a new project! The Great Finish Off My Adagio Samples That Have...” Read full tasting note
“Just finished off another sample. Apparently most of the teas taking up space in my cupboard had just one steeping left. This project might be easier than I thought. I've had a very love/hate...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown. Kind of a light flavor, as there's only about a teaspoon of this left for ~10 oz of tea, but that's okay. I didn't want anything too heavy at night anyway. I'm glad to have my kettle...” Read full tasting note
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.
Adagio Teas has become one of the most popular destinations for tea online. Its products are available online at www.adagio.com and in many gourmet and health food stores.
Golden MonkeyPearl Fine Teas
Golden MonkeyArt of Tea
Golden MonkeyDrink The Leaf
Golden Monkey is and has been my favorite black tea for a while, although the frequency that I drink blacks has gone down a lot. The brew has a light sweetness with a few light citrus notes to it and a nice lingering aftertaste for a second or two after each sip. As others have mentioned it also makes a great ice tea the times that I’ve made it iced although I mainly drink it hot.
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!