Golden Monkey

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5 ratings
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Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Golden Monkey
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Fujian, China
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Golden Monkey

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 8, 2017

Commercial Description

...sweet and very "nosy": savory roasted apples, palm sugar, walnut, cocoa, rye and spice notes that linger as you sip. Rich, coating texture and very smooth, soft mouthfeel are both signs of a quality Jin Hou. This is a very complex black tea and can be enjoyed in multiple infusions...

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Reviewer pic85 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
(9 reviews) on

An excellent tea, with good balance between the flavors and aromas. A bit on the pricey side.
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Reviewer pic90 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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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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Reviewer pic70 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(44 reviews) on

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 hazelnuts) and chocolate. I enjoy the different flavors of the tea and do enjoy it if I am going to drink black tea.
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Reviewer pic53 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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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 rather "juicy" mouthfeel.

I also think it tastes like a higher quality version of a tea like Lipton's (emphasis on the higher quality) brewed very strong. Though that's going based on memory from awhile ago.

In the end, I'd call this a great tea that isn't suited to my palate, but that I could imagine black tea fans enjoying a lot.
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Reviewer pic83 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
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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 opinion.
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