Teavana - Golden Monkey Special Reserve
I know there is a common consensus on Teavana and their tea, however, I tried a Golden Monkey Special Reserve from them last week and it was pretty awesome. The entire leaf was more of a golden color rather than just tips and it a very unique flavor. I pretty much only drink black teas.
Anybody else try this? I don’t even see it on their website and can’t find anything about it online.
I haven’t tried the one from Teavana yet. But I do really the Golden Monkey tea from Teavivre. Try both to compare.
Try the one from Harney & sons. It’s my favorite of all the Golden Monkeys I’ve tried so far
Is there a difference between the Golden Monkey and the Golden Monkey Special Reserve?
In addition to Teavivre and Harney offerings I have to mention The Meaning of Tea. Very good and different notes.
There is definitely a difference between the Special Reserve and the normal Golden Monkey. The lady said that it wasn’t as processed as the normal one and then leaves are more of a golden/yellow-ish color rather than the typical black leaf with golden tips. I’ll try to run out and grab some a lunch today.
Thanks for the suggestions – I’ll have to try them out. I just got an order in from Whispering Pines Tea so right now I’m enjoying the Golden Orchid, Ailaoshan, and Imperial Gold Bud Dian Hong which have all been fantastic so far.