Assuming that this Golden Monkey is the higher grade variety that Silk Road offers, this tea is really quite a find. Most gold-bud black teas will have about 20% gold buds; however, this tea is closer to 50/50 on the tea leaves to tea buds front.
I was initially brewing this at 200-boiling, however after accidentally brewing it at 180F I realized the true potential of this tea. The lower brewing temperature allows for more of the soft maltiness of the roasted teabuds to shine through, while not allowing the black tea leaves to oversteep and exude their bittering astringency. As a teadrinker who tends to stray away from black teas, this Golden Monkey is one of a kind in the class of gold-bud teas.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Malt

180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 2 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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i quit smoking a pack of cigarettes a day and started to drink tea; what a wonderful world of subtle tastes and smells i have stumbled into!


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