drank Golden Monkey by Harney & Sons
1112 tasting notes

Well, I have found out (and it took me years and years and years) that my vintage teaspoons from my Aunt Rosie are teaspoons in name only. I expected as much. Now that I have my Perfect Teaspoon and have begun making tea with it, WHAT A DIFFERENCE. Vintage Teaspoon is a stingy little thing and I always tried to compensate but you know. Some days you are in a rush and you just expect your teaspoon to measure a spoon of tea and not be all chintzy about it!

I made Golden Monkey with Perfect Teaspoon and it has taken my enjoyment up … at least three notches! So rich and honeyed. I was close, but I wasn’t using quite enough tea. Just that little bit extra is making one of my favorite teas even more delicious!

Now I feel like I have all new teas because I will be making them for the first time with my Perfect Teaspoon! I wonder how Keemun Mao Feng and Tan Yang Te Ji will taste when made with the Perfect Teaspoon? I shiver with anticipation!!!!

(…and maybe in 5 or 10 years I’ll get a Tea Scale and …)

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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes


Collingswood, NJ



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