Golden Monkey Imperial Yunnan

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Black Tea
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Flavors
Hay, Honey
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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 4 oz / 118 ml

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  • “This was my tea of choice at work today. Wow it’s golden – not just hints and tips – these whole leaves and buds are GOLD – so beautiful. I’m...” Read full tasting note
    Dexter 978 tasting notes
  • “Yunnans are not my favourite tea. But I’ve had some delicious ones and some less than delicious ones. :) This one is from the lovely Teafairy and is a fairly decent, middle of the road,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “After breaking my heart and drinking the last bit of golden eyebrow in my cup, i regretfully move on to this next tea in my sample shipment from tealux. Opening the bag, i notice just how beautiful...” Read full tasting note
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Just one glance at the gorgeous gold banana-like leaves of your Golden Monkey Imperial Yunnan is enough to let you know that you are about to enjoy something really special! Yunnan black tea falls into the Gongfu category of teas, and is produced in the Yunnan province of China by tea farming families with generations of experience.

Grown and harvested in the traditional manner in the famed Fengging tea growing area, this Golden Monkey Imperial Yunnan hails from the 2012 harvest, and is renowned across the world among lovers of top quality Chinese black teas for its refreshing sweetness and fragrant top notes.

Only the best quality golden buds are plucked for our Golden Monkey Imperial Yunnan tea, to provide a naturally very sweet cup with zero astringency, and smooth, delicate floral notes with a hint of honey.

Steep lightly in hot water for a few minutes to allow the full flavor of your brew to be released!

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978 tasting notes

This was my tea of choice at work today.
Wow it’s golden – not just hints and tips – these whole leaves and buds are GOLD – so beautiful.
I’m a fan of Yunnan, and have tried several golden ones lately. I like them in general, and I think this is a good example of that style. I don’t think this is in my top 5 teas, but I enjoyed it at work today, and could easily be an everyday at work type of tea.
It was just medium bold, not astringent, some sweet – but I didn’t get any floral (that fine with me – floral would have turned me off).
Thank you TheTeaFairy for sending me a sample of this beautiful tea.

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7601 tasting notes

Yunnans are not my favourite tea. But I’ve had some delicious ones and some less than delicious ones. :) This one is from the lovely Teafairy and is a fairly decent, middle of the road, yunnan. I like the average-ness of this one, funnily enough. it’s a tea that i can get behind drinking when you want something that isnt out of this world but is still a comforting cup. :) thanks teafairy!

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After breaking my heart and drinking the last bit of golden eyebrow in my cup, i regretfully move on to this next tea in my sample shipment from tealux.

Opening the bag, i notice just how beautiful this tea is. This tea looks like large silver needle… only instead of being silver, this tea is gold :). The smell is a nice mix of clean, dry fall leaves, and clean, dry hay. The liquor has a nice smell of clover honey :)

I scoop out 2 tsp of buds into my 4 oz gaiwan, and infuse for 30 seconds at 195.
As i was somewhat expecting from the appearance of this leaf, this is a lighter tea, despite its rich dark almost mahogany coloration. This tea is smooth and delicate like silver needle, but with a bit more flavor. Not without surprise, this tea is the first tea since silver needle i have tried (not that that is saying much) that tastes almost exactly the way it smells dry. It has a pleasant taste of hay that has been soaked in clover honey. The honey taste lingers somewhat, tempting you to take that next sip.

To me, this is the “evil twin” of silver needle. I highly enjoy both, but will rate this slightly below silver needle, as somehow, this tea just kinda seems like its trying to be something it isnt supposed to be, but manages to get away with it. This is a perfect black tea for when you want to step back and have a nice, soothing tea that wont run around the room screaming its name (not that that is a bad thing, thats what i LIKE about black teas lol) but also want a break from the uuber delicacy of silver needle.

Flavors: Hay, Honey

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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