Golden Monkey

A Black Tea from


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Calculated from 85 Ratings
Tea type
Black Tea
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Typical Preparation
Use 10 oz / 281 ml of water
Set water temperature to 205 °F / 96 °C
Use 2 g of tea
Steep for 4 min, 15 sec
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“Thanks to Soccer Mom for my Golden Monkey taste championship – Adagio vs Teas Etc. The verdict: Adagio… The Adagio’s version is much bolder, malty-er. In fact, I find that I may have a new...” Read full tasting note
“Well, my last Upton sample is green Earl Grey, which is simply Not Suited for being my morning tea, so I’m going to get started on a new project! The Great Finish Off My Adagio Samples That Have...” Read full tasting note
“Just finished off another sample. Apparently most of the teas taking up space in my cupboard had just one steeping left. This project might be easier than I thought. I’ve had a very love/hate...” Read full tasting note
“Sipdown. Kind of a light flavor, as there’s only about a teaspoon of this left for ~10 oz of tea, but that’s okay. I didn’t want anything too heavy at night anyway. I’m glad to have my kettle back...” Read full tasting note


Black tea from the Fujian province of China. Golden Monkey tea is hand-processed each spring with a careful plucking of only one leaf and one bud. It is among the finest Chinese black teas available today. The name comes from its unique appearance: the leaves resemble monkey claws. If you enjoy full-bodied teas with an abundance of flavor, you should give this tea a taste.

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