Golden Monkey - Golden Monkey Black

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  • “Steeped Gongfu yesterday, and actually a REALLY good and memorable session. I’ve had a few different Golden Monkey teas this year – it’s a tea type I like but don’t go out of my way to find. This...” Read full tasting note
  • “Gong Fu Sipdown (327) I won an instagram giveaway and got a $40 voucher for a company whose teaware I’ve been eyeing for a while now. I definitely spent over the $40 but ended up with a bunch of...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I had a bit of a food misadventure tonight. I was trying to make a lazy/quick jambalaya. I’ve done this several times before, but I of course cook by instinct rather than recipe. I just toss in...” Read full tasting note
  • “Oh boy, another sample thanks to Teabento. Opening the packet, I was instantly reminded of Dutch processed cocoa powder. In terms of flavour and texture, it is on the thinner side (seems like all...” Read full tasting note
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Our Golden Monkey is handpicked and traditionally crafted. The fully oxidized gold-tipped leaves and buds create an amazing strong aroma and a fantastic taste: brisk, smooth, soft, full-bodied and rich, with a combination of malt, dark chocolate, sweet potato, fresh baked bread, dry fruit, roasted nuts and honey. It is a worthy re­placement for the cup of coffee in the morning. We recommend this tea to people seeking high-end tea without a high-end price.

>> To find this tea at: https://teabento.com/en/product/golden-monkey/

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6 Tasting Notes

9554 tasting notes

Steeped Gongfu yesterday, and actually a REALLY good and memorable session. I’ve had a few different Golden Monkey teas this year – it’s a tea type I like but don’t go out of my way to find. This was very stand out in terms of flavour though, and I think will end up being quite a memorable session.

Instagram summary:

Lovely, full bodied #blacktea w/ complex notes of leather, malt, dark cocoa. A slight smokey finish, and a very umami heavy miso high note at the peak of the session.

Photos: https://www.instagram.com/p/B0YpbhbAIdM/

Song Pairing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga3I5DTIA-E

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Gong Fu Sipdown (327)

I won an instagram giveaway and got a $40 voucher for a company whose teaware I’ve been eyeing for a while now. I definitely spent over the $40 but ended up with a bunch of new lovely teaware, including a lovely new tea tray, a glass gaiwan, and a cute monkey teacup. Pictures: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-N1BobAOo-/

The teaware showed up and of course I had to break it in and this tea just ended up standing out to me. I got about 8 steeps with the main flavor notes being cocoa, leather, and malt. At times, it got smokey. At other times, some raisin came through and in the last steep, even a touch of baked bread. It was smooth and full-bodied and quite a nice session of steeping while watching the Masked Singer on Wednesday.

Martin Bednář

Congratulations to win! Lovely tea-ware!

Roswell Strange

This is the first season of The Masked Singer that I’ve watched and I am OBSESSED!

VariaTEA

Thank you @Martin

And @Roswell, my siblings and I watch it every season. So far this season, I knew one person immediately. My brother got the most shocking one right which was quite entertaining.

amandastory516

Congrats! Such lovely teaware! What company is it from? I absolutely need that gaiwan.

VariaTEA

https://www.tangpintea.com/ I will warn that the flower on the gaiwan it fairly easy to move and seems like it may fall off if I move it too much so just be careful if you get it.

amandastory516

Thank you for the tip!

ashmanra

What an exciting win!

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I had a bit of a food misadventure tonight. I was trying to make a lazy/quick jambalaya. I’ve done this several times before, but I of course cook by instinct rather than recipe. I just toss in whatever I think should go in and hope for the best. Most times it works out. Tonight I didn’t add enough liquid before putting it in the oven, so the rice wasn’t cooked properly. At that point the only option is to mix it up, add more liquid and put it back in the oven. This breaks the awesome crust on the bottom and causes the rice to be unevenly cooked. Oh well, it’s ok but not quite what I was hoping for.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdB0tj9BYAj/?taken-by=dex3657

So while dinner was taking twice as long as it should have to cook… I drank several cups of this tea. I was a little disappointed that the leaf wasn’t more golden. There are some golden tips but I was expecting lots of gold. Doesn’t matter – this is a great tea. Lots of chocolate notes, some starch, some malt, a little fruit. It’s deep, dark, and awesome. I really like this one.

I don’t think I mention, or post many photos of my test tube steeper. I really like it and use it often. It’s great for doing a bunch of quick steeps. I normally do a bit of a modified gongfu. Steeps of 20 – 40 – 1 min – 1.5 min – something like that. I normally just watch the color and stop when it looks right. This being clear glass is awesome for that. It doesn’t burn your fingers and you don’t need a pitcher or strainer, so less cleanup.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BdBrgqIBTII/?taken-by=dex3657

Evol Ving Ness

Cool. How does the test tube steeper work?

Dexter

I posted a couple of better pics on IG. There is an inner sleeve with slits in the bottom that acts like an infuser basket. Put inner sleeve in add leaves, add water, put on lid. Remove inner sleeve – tea drains out into outer sleeve – use lid as coaster. Pour out tea, put basket back in add more water to resteep. It’s small enough to gongfu brew.

Evol Ving Ness

Kind of fun. Thank you for explaining the process. I like how you have many items that are clear glass to enjoy the colour of the tea as well.

Dexter

I don’t have as much clear glass as I would like. Looking for more teapots…

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1789 tasting notes

Oh boy, another sample thanks to Teabento. Opening the packet, I was instantly reminded of Dutch processed cocoa powder.

In terms of flavour and texture, it is on the thinner side (seems like all of my samples have been so far), with faint cocoa notes, dried fruit, and honey. Slight astringency but nothing crazy. The new voila, I detect a smoky note? Only on the scale of 2/10 but a surprise, nonetheless.

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