Tea: Golden Monkey Black Tea

A Golden Monkey from TeaVivre

Picture of Golden Monkey Black Tea
Style:Golden Monkey
Region:Fujian, China
# Ratings:4 View All
Product page:Golden Monkey Black Tea

Review of Golden Monkey Black Tea

8 of 104 of 52 of 573 of 100

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 developed, but it wasn't possible to get a second steeping out of the tea. This time I steeped it for 60 seconds, the minimum amount of time suggested by TeaVivre, hoping to get that second cup out of it. I started the second steeping at 3 minutes, then added increasing amounts of time, but I think that this tea just doesn't hold up to multiple steepings, which is a shame. Given the cost of the tea, I'd like to have at least a second brew.

2.5g/6oz • 195° • 1 min

[My scores reflect both this tasting, and my recollection of the earlier, longer steeping.]

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