Golden Monkey (Jin Hou)

Tea type
Black Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Chocolate, Molasses
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Loose Leaf
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Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 12 oz / 354 ml

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  • “Here’s Hoping TTB This is nice, but not the best Golden Monkey I’ve tried. The flavor is pleasant: light and sweet with chocolate and molasses notes. But it’s not as strong as I’d like and there’s...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks so much for the teas, Nicole! I got an awesome package just for shipping and I super appreciate it. If it wasn’t for such nice Steepsterers, I wouldn’t have been able to try nearly as many...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I think from looking on Perennial’s website that this is actually from Silk Road but since my tasting experience was so different from the one I had with the Silk Road sample I thought maybe I...” Read full tasting note
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From Perennial Tea Room

A China black tea with very golden tippy leaves – Fujian China Notes of malt and chocolate Picked Spring 2014. A spring picking,very tippy, this tea is a good self drinker but will stand up to milk and sugar if you like.

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Here’s Hoping TTB

This is nice, but not the best Golden Monkey I’ve tried. The flavor is pleasant: light and sweet with chocolate and molasses notes. But it’s not as strong as I’d like and there’s a hint of astringency in the aftertaste that I’m not a fan of.

Flavors: Chocolate, Molasses

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Thanks so much for the teas, Nicole! I got an awesome package just for shipping and I super appreciate it. If it wasn’t for such nice Steepsterers, I wouldn’t have been able to try nearly as many teas that I have. It says something when I mostly organize my teas by who has sent them to me… and I can usually actually remember WHO sent them to me! :D

The leaves here lead to a lovely dark amber brew. It’s light for a golden monkey – probably the lightest one I’ve ever sipped! The flavor is more like one of those teas that are all golden leaves – like Yunnan Sourcing’s delicious Imperial Mojiang. The flavor isn’t chocolate at all but a light molasses/honey/maple syrup maybe hints of stone fruits. So delicious. Two excellent steeps.
Steep #1 // two teaspoons // 10 minutes after boiling // 2-3 minute
Steep #2 // just boiled // 3-4 minute

Nicole

I’m so glad this has a good home. It wasn’t for me so I’m super happy you like it!

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I think from looking on Perennial’s website that this is actually from Silk Road but since my tasting experience was so different from the one I had with the Silk Road sample I thought maybe I should enter it is another tea.

The first thing I thought of when smelling this freshly steeped brew was “funnel cake.” It smells like a county fair – hot oil and fried dough. There is a dryness at the tail end of the sip but the overall flavor is very mild. It’s buttery fried dough until the dry hits. A nice tea, but not one that I’d keep around. My tasting of this was so different from my Silk Road sample tasting I’d wonder if they were the same batch of tea. At least I have a good bit of it to experiment with steeping parameters. :)

I have been so busy that while I have been drinking plenty of tea I haven’t been logging much of it. Plus, a lot of what I’m drinking is simply repeats of things I’ve logged before. So I’m still here and reading all your notes – sometimes the likes stick and sometimes they don’t. Still working on some tea news for you – should be after mid-November and it will be ready for public announcement. :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
boychik

Are you on Instagram? I think I spend more time there. I love teaporn

Nicole

LOL… no, I’m not very social media active, I’m afraid. And it’s probably good. I don’t need any more temptation than Steepster provides! :)

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