Just tried this for the first time, and it’s my first “Golden Monkey” Tea. I was surprised by the complexity of this tea when brewed gongfu style. The first 3 or so steeps tasted of cocoa with fruit undertones. Around the 4th steep, the cocoa dropped off, and slightly tropical fruit flavors took the stage, with a pleasant malt finish. Later steeps (~6-8) had a light fruity sweetness, almost like bananas. The last couple steeps, which were kind of pushing the tea, yielded weak, sorta floral flavors. The body was strong through around 7 or 8 steeps, after which it dropped off to a more watery consistency.

Flavors: Cocoa, Floral, Fruity, Malt, Smoke, Sweet, Tropical

Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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