Golden Monkey 2017 – Smoked Lapsang Souchong – Yan Xun Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
Lapsang Souchong
Flavors
Cinnamon, Fig, Oak wood, Pine, Smoke, Toasted Rice
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
High
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Not available
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 oz / 100 ml

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  • “I was interested to try this tea because I enjoy smoky flavors and it looked to be high quality; not the shredded leaf “smoldering garbage can aroma” kind of Lapsang Souchong commonly sold in the...” Read full tasting note
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Golden Monkey is a smoked Lapsang Souchong. This type of processing makes the tea taste like a mix between Da Hong Pao and a black tea. This tea will not win a beauty contest, but it’s the personality that matters right?.. It is a beautiful tea on the inside, with its smoky succulent flavours. Made with mostly bigger leaves to keep the smoked taste for as long as possible.

Type: Black
Season: April, 2017
Origin: Fujian province, China
Form: Loose leaves

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I was interested to try this tea because I enjoy smoky flavors and it looked to be high quality; not the shredded leaf “smoldering garbage can aroma” kind of Lapsang Souchong commonly sold in the West. I thought it odd though that they call it Golden Monkey, as it’s obviously quite different than the teas that normally go by that name.

The dry leaves are moderately sized, dark, and twisty. The dry aroma is like raisins or dry figs, I’m not really smelling any smoke. Brews a medium orange. Tastes predominantly of fig with hints of pine, toasted rice, dry wood, baking spices, and a very light hint of smokey tobacco the background.

Very nice, mellow tea, and as the description says it tastes like a mix between a black tea and Wuyi oolong. Despite the name there is very little smoke to be found.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Fig, Oak wood, Pine, Smoke, Toasted Rice

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 15 sec 5 g 3 OZ / 100 ML

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