Organic Golden Monkey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Black Tea Leaves
Flavors
Roasted, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes
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Bulk, Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Organic
Edit tea info Last updated by Erik Dabel
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec 29 oz / 857 ml

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  • “I bought this tea yesterday, although I really KNOW I shouldn’t be buying any more tea. This is one of my favorite Golden Monkeys and I don’t have any more so...” Read full tasting note
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    amyoh2 2743 tasting notes
  • “This is a bit too light bodied to be the tea for a work morning, but in the afternoon or on a weekend, it is excellent. It tastes like toast, in the best possible way. No bitterness or astringency,...” Read full tasting note
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    kuanyin 38 tasting notes
  • “Currently my go to for a basic, solid, simple black tea. I am an unusually organized person. My bookshelves are sorted first by genre, then by author, then by book size. My iTunes gets a makeover...” Read full tasting note
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    erik-dabel 142 tasting notes
  • “This is a very light, mellow black tea with no noticeable astringency. Flavors of toasted grain and a hint of earthiness make it a nice "warm" cup. Steeps well twice, a third steeping...” Read full tasting note
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    shalamiope 3 tasting notes

From Red Blossom Tea Company

Gathered April 2010 from the Wuyi Mountains of Northern Fujian. Fully enzymatically oxidized gold-tipped leaves and buds, crafted by hand into the shape of a monkey’s paw.

Red amber color, light for a black tea, exceptionally smooth and tannin free, and best of all Ecocert-certified organic.

Water Temperature: 205°, or near boiling

Brewing Instructions: Use 2 teaspoons (3 for a medium sized pot). Rinse tea for 1 second. Discard rinse water. Steep for 2 minutes. May be infused multiple times.

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2743 tasting notes

I bought this tea yesterday, although I really KNOW I shouldn’t be buying any more tea. This is one of my favorite Golden Monkeys and I don’t have any more so I felt justified. And it’s my favorite breakfast tea, but right now it’s the afternoon. :-P

So I finally heard from my ex-employer after threatening them with my attorney and now they say they’re going to offer me a severance package if I resign. Oh happy day. Nice to leave a place that would “restructure” your job after you broke your arm and were on a company approved medical leave. I won’t be sorry to leave this pack of wolves but it’s still a very emotional time for me. Thank goodness for tea.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Nicole

At least there is some good news in there. Hope things calm down soon for you.

scribbles

Stay strong & hang in there. Positive energy/thoughts being sent your way :)

Sil

small purchases that inspire YAY are good for the soul :)

TeaBrat

Thanks guys! ;)

mrmopar

You will be fine. Just don’t let this experience hinder you future.

Terri HarpLady

Go YOU for hanging in there & yeah, I think you deserve a small tea purchase too :)

TheTeaFairy

Yes, I second everything mrmopar and terri said :-)

TeaBrat

thanks all!!!

Cheri

I’m so glad that it sounds like your old job is finally doing something. And YAY! for favorite teas that make things at least a little bit better.

TeaBrat

Cheri, thanks I am glad too. I just want them to cut the cord, so to speak.. lol

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38 tasting notes

This is a bit too light bodied to be the tea for a work morning, but in the afternoon or on a weekend, it is excellent. It tastes like toast, in the best possible way. No bitterness or astringency, just smooth, golden toasty goodness. It makes me happy to just think of this tea. And at the price, I can afford to stock up. I get two steeps also, which is good for a light tea, making it an even more excellent value.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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142 tasting notes

Currently my go to for a basic, solid, simple black tea.

I am an unusually organized person. My bookshelves are sorted first by genre, then by author, then by book size. My iTunes gets a makeover 2-3 times per year when I get the bug to further organize, or I just need to make sure everything is properly marked and in the right place. All of the clothes in my closet are sorted by season, type, and hung in the correct direction.

However, I have had every hair color imaginable, a mohawk at times, and I am constantly searching for new foods, beers, and teas to enliven and excite my day to day life.

This tea fits that lifestyle. Basic, but not boring. All the right flavors in all the right places. I am in complete control with this one, if I want to add something extra to change the taste or feel, I can. And I do. I’m not a fan of milk in my tea, but a bit of honey, a sprig of mint, a touch of Lapsang Souchong for that smoky taste, all of those things I can do for myself if and when I want. And they all work. Or I can go bare, and just enjoy this tea by itself, which it is fully capable of shining all by it’s lonesome.

All too often tea companies try too hard creating new blends that in the end come out bland and confusing, too many tastes lost in a mix of a tea that sits on the shelf of a store for too long, each individual flavor loosing its sense of self and personality and blending into a, well, blend.

Blend starts with ble(h).

You want a great, basic, super yummy black tea with just the right amount of bite, surprisingly smooth and tannin free, with a hint of sweetness, that can also work very well as a base for experimenting with creating your own tea blend adventure?

Here ya go.

Flavors: Roasted, Smooth, Sweet, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 9 tsp 32 OZ / 946 ML

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3 tasting notes

This is a very light, mellow black tea with no noticeable astringency. Flavors of toasted grain and a hint of earthiness make it a nice “warm” cup. Steeps well twice, a third steeping unfortunately results in very little flavor. I don’t recommend sweetener as it could easily overpower the tea rather than enhance, and there isn’t anything to mask with sweetness. Every now and again I will add a splash (about 1 Tbs) of milk not cream just for a different flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 14 OZ / 414 ML

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