Golden Monkey

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Chocolate, Cocoa, Stewed Fruits
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205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “Enough flavored blacks for one day. Now for something unadulterated. I had to add this one to the database, but unfortunately The Tea Table no longer offers it so I can't provide a picture. They...” Read full tasting note
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Golden Monkey from China’s Fujian Province is medium-bodied with a beautiful coppery liquor and unique smokey/chocolatey flavor and aroma. To appreciate its nuances, Golden Monkey is best enjoyed without food, sugar, or milk. Use 1 heaping teaspoon of leaves per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

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Enough flavored blacks for one day. Now for something unadulterated.

I had to add this one to the database, but unfortunately The Tea Table no longer offers it so I can’t provide a picture. They do offer something called Kings Golden Monkey but from the description it’s quite a different tea.

This dates back to my Tea Table tea of the month club. Overthem00n introduced me to the Tea Table and they’re nice people with a good selection of yummy teas.

The dry leaf is a pretty mixture of dark and golden leaves and has a smoky fragrance. It reminded me of the smell inside one of our local barbecue/steak places combined with something that’s close to chocolate. The steeped liquor is a lovely copper color as mentioned in the description, and the aroma of the steeped tea has a fruity thing going on. A little raisin, maybe a little plum.

The tea is smooth and mellow and retains some of the hints of chocolate from the dry leaf. It’s brisk and definitely medium-bodied. I get a slight astringency but not enough to make it not refreshing. It doesn’t leave me thirsty. There’s a slick, slightly thick mouth feel to the finish, and something suggestive of grain—its a maltiness, but not a sweet maltiness so much as a grainy one. I am not sure which grain though. It’s a little like wheat, a little like rye.

And I just noticed that none of the grains I might have picked (including wheat, rye, or just “grain”) are among the flavor options. (Whine. Whine. Whine.)

This is a really tasty black tea that I’ll enjoy exploring over time.

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Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Stewed Fruits

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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