2014 TeaVivre Golden Monkey
I very much enjoyed my 2013 sample of TeaVivre’s Golden Monkey Black Tea: http://steepster.com/looseTman/posts/23388.
Has anyone tried TeaVivre’s 2014 crop of this wonderful tea? Thanks!
I may have just drank some, but I don’t have the actual packet with me. I’ll try to remember to check at home for you :)
Whichever Golden Monkey it was it was delicious though!
Well unfortunately it didn’t say the year on the sample packet. I went back through my email from when it shipped to me and it didn’t say the year either! But since I just ordered it a week ago I and all I see on their website right now is the 2014, I’m going to assume it is that, and tell you it was just as delicious as last years :)
The small sample packages don’t list a production date. However, they do list brewing instructions, which is somewhat helpful in determining what batch / crop year. Each crop year, TeaVivre takes the time to determine the optimum brewing instructions for each variety of tea they offer. For example, the sample I reviewed recommended “Brew at 194*F (90*C) for 1 – 2 minutes”
They take the time to review the steeping instructions for each harvest?!! Wow, Teavivre just keeps getting more and more amazing to me!
That’s correct. They optimize the brewing instructions for each new crop. TeaVivre is definitely a first class Chinese tea supplier!
I think I’ve only had last year’s delicious tea.
Has anyone else purchased this tea recently? I’m thinking about ordering a stash of it. Thanks!
I was wondering this very thing, looseTman. I think I’ve had the 2013 sample and it was delicious, but I noticed that the 2014 harvest is now available.
Yum! I’m tasting a sample now, and it is on sale tomorrow! No year on the sample but I don’t care.
Oh the black tea goes on sale tomorrow. Bai Lin here I come!!!!!
I just got some 2 weeks ago but there’s no year on there. It’s delicious!!! And I just ordered some because of the sale.. hope it’s just as good.
Many thanks to Stephanie, Saradiann, & VC for confirming that the most recent GM samples were delicious!!! Based on your reports, I just ordered a 500 g stash of GM. :-D