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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Golden Monkey from Harney and Sons

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

94 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 24th, 2016

Truly superb! I haven't tried that many Golden Monkey teas, but after brewing this one multiple times, I think it is my favorite. Its leaf is packed with flavor and, although it had the smoothness of other golden monkey teas, I found it had a strength that was lacking from other examples of this style that I had tried...

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George clarke

(1 review)
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Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 20th, 2016

High quality tea but quite expensive. Can easily get two infusions of great tasting tea. Recommend adding teaspoon of Tupelo honey. My favorite of all teas.

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b22johansen

(44 reviews)
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Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 6th, 2015

I should preface this by saying that I do not particularly enjoy black tea in general. Usually I drink white and green tea. That being said, I do enjoy this once in a while. The aroma is mild and somewhat nutty. The flavor is full and very smooth with almost no astringency. There are also undertones of nuts (perhaps ha...

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Lupiressmoon

(22 reviews)
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Golden Monkey from Harney and Sons

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 10th, 2015

I have had this sample of Golden Monkey for awhile. A few years back I tried Adagio teas Golden Monkey and remember enjoying it quite a bit.

This tea really does have a comforting, golden glow about it. It just puts me in a good mood to drink it. I add a small smidge of sugar but it already has a nice sweetness that...

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Brytta Sóþword

(292 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 23rd, 2014

Raisin-like, with a slight bitterness in the aftertaste. Not bad, but not something I'd buy for myself. Tried a free sample at the store.

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Tuirgin

(9 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Oct. 23rd, 2014

The liquor brewed to rich nut-brown with a tinge of coppery-gold, and gave off a subdued fragrance suggestive of chocolate and toasted marshmallow. The taste was also subdued but pleasing—a soft floral sweetness. I had brewed a previous cup, steeping for 3 minutes, and I remember the flavor being fuller and more deve...

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Brytta Sóþword

(292 reviews)
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Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 8th, 2014

Okay, so here's the thing with this tea: I bet it's a great example of the kind of tea that it is. It has the bitterness of black tea, but in a way that feels more blended/smooth than most and gives it body. The primary other flavor I seem to identify in this robust tea is a raisin-like aroma and taste, and it has a ra...

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gchrt

(1 review)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

57 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Jan. 2nd, 2014

I find this tea a bit thin for my taste, though a decent Chinese black. For reference, I lean more toward the Yunnan blacks. It has a lovely aroma and a fair overall mouth feel.

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Jose Luis Denis

(116 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 3rd, 2013

This tea if you prepare well It´s a good tea.

I dont drink black tea pure, but when I taste the tea flavor was so good.

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Ad-Rock

(5 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 21st, 2013

This is a top level black tea, but it can fool you. If you are looking for a bold, strong, malty black tea then this one is not for you. This tea is smooth and delicate. It is very low in tannin. While there is a pretty strong aroma when brewing it doesn't translate into the finished product.

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Sylvia

(210 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Feb. 1st, 2013

This tea is interesting. I like it. It has an aftertaste that I don't quite know how to describe, but it's not bitter. It tastes rich, a little like bread or something. I added cream and sugar.

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Alex Zorach

(1313 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from TeaVivre

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

91 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 28th, 2013

I was really intrigued and impressed by this tea. It's the first Golden Monkey I've sampled, and it's set the bar pretty high for future sampling.

Dry leaf is very aromatic, and smells strongly and distinctly of whole grain rye and caraway. Slightly suggestive of Yunnan Gold teas, which have a similar appearance, ...

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Procrasthenese

(12 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

80 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 20th, 2012

This is a finicky tea. The flavor is very easy to squash if it is brewed too strong. I found that when I used restraint in the amount of leaves vs water, the chocolaty flavor that one clearly detects on the nose before brewing, will come out. This is a wonderful tea when you get it right, but this may take a few trie...

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ogunshe

(2 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 24th, 2012

Rich full body black tea low in tannins and found the tea needed very little sugar on its own. Holds well if cream is added without being watery and flavorless. I found it is delicious paired with Teavana Aztec Fire or Caramel Almond Biscotti

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chesspatzer

(1 review)
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Golden Monkey (Jin Hou) from Silk Road Teas

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

70 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 15th, 2012

Not as good as the offer carried by SpecialTeas but not a bad substitute. Far cheaper than TeaVana. Not quite as full-bodied as S.T.'s but similar in the cocoa\chocolaty flavor.

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chailover2011

(3 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

33 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 1/5 Value: 1/5
Jun. 18th, 2011

Big disappointment! This tea has zero flavor. I'm a fan of strong black teas. Usually buy my tea in India and bring it back. This chinese tea smelled quite good in the shop, but the flavor is nil. Won't buy this again. Flat, boring, nothing.

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George N

(2 reviews)
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Golden Monkey from Adagio Teas

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 5th, 2010

This is one of my overall favorite teas. Beautiful color, although it does usually tend to get a little frothy around the edges as its brewing for some reason (have not seen this happen with any other teas.) Its a milder black tea that's great any time of day. Its a little on the expensive side but worth it in my op...

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synth

(31 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Paw from California Tea House

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

60 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
Apr. 30th, 2010

note: this is the first golden monkey tea i've tried.

aroma and flavor: rich, nutty, woody.

this is quality, but i think there are cheaper and tastier teas out there.

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emma

(12 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

67 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 23rd, 2010

I was disappointed with this tea, it seems sour tasting to me even when I brew it right.

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George N

(2 reviews)
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Golden Monkey Black Tea from Teavana

Style: Golden Monkey – Region: Fujian, China

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 4th, 2009

Overall a smooth cup, with a refreshing aroma. Good as a morning or afternoon tea.

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