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I didn’t realize until looking up the tea to post this tasting note that Teavivre had a “Golden Monkey” AND and “Premium Golden Monkey.” My sample is the later. The leaves are very furry and delicate, though not quite as tiny and golden as Teavivre’s Tanyang Gongfu. Like the Tanyang there is a slight smokey aroma.

The taste is very mellow and smooth. Tastes of malt (in a lighter way), sweet potato, brown sugar, a faint fruityness, and just a hint of smoke in the background. Very velvety mouthfeel.
Gets tart, but not really bitter when overbrewed. Very different from the Golden Monkeys I’ve had from Teavana and other vendors. This tea is sort of like the missing link between Teavivre’s Tanyang and Bailin Gongfu.

Flavors: Brown Sugar, Fruity, Malt, Sweet Potatoes

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec 7 g 3 OZ / 100 ML
LuckyMe

I agree, this one is a step down from other Golden Monkey teas. Not quite as robust as the Yunnan Sourcing version.

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LuckyMe

I agree, this one is a step down from other Golden Monkey teas. Not quite as robust as the Yunnan Sourcing version.

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