drank Golden Monkey by Teas Etc
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I tried this at boiling today, and I think it was chewier at 200. Oh well. It is still very enjoyable. Last time, at 200, I got milky on the second steep, but this time I got it on the third steep (my water had cooled in my kettle slightly). So, in a nutshell, I enjoy it in every way better at 200.

I think this is a great tea, but I am only in like and not in love. I will be searching for a chewier, less delicate Yunnan when I’m done this tin.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

YUMMY Chewiness!

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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


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