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drank Golden Monkey by Queen Mary
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This one is from Nicole – thank you! I wanted a dark malty brew today and this hits it! This isn’t the most golden of the Golden Monkeys – just occasional hints of gold on a couple leaves. Therefore this one might be stronger flavored than if it was golden. But the flavor is great – dark, dusky, milk chocolate (or maybe hints of dark chocolate?) A little bit of tanginess that I would think to find in an ancient/wild leaf. I love that the description says this is like “caramel” but I’m not sure I agree. Tough to describe it but I’ll love the remaining few teaspoons I have left!
Steep #1 // 2 tsps // few minutes after boiling // 3 minute steep
Steep #2 // just boiled // 4 minute steep

Nicole

I’m glad to hear you liked it! It wasn’t a favorite for me. I like that you noted tanginess. I think that may be what I am describing as sour notes but not unpleasant ones that I’ve been finding in similar teas lately. That is the word I have been looking for! :)

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Nicole

I’m glad to hear you liked it! It wasn’t a favorite for me. I like that you noted tanginess. I think that may be what I am describing as sour notes but not unpleasant ones that I’ve been finding in similar teas lately. That is the word I have been looking for! :)

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Most of the teas listed in my cupboard are actually sample sizes. I don’t really have 2,000 ounces of tea around here! I was bored one day and found out that most of them have only one teaspoon left… maybe two. But I like keeping them in my cupboard list for reference to what I could be sipping. Usually, I write tasting notes once for each tea. I’m still drinking them, just not writing tasting notes each time!

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