Subtle hints of peach and honey
This hand processed tea is produced at the start of the season, when the first leaves and buds are picked, these are characterized by the pale gold threading. Considered by many to be one of the finest loose leaf black teas available, certainly it is quite beautiful to look at and has a lovely, full-bodied flavour with subtle hints of peach and honey.
Brewing the best cup. One teaspoon per cup. Freshly boiling water, brew your tea for 4 minutes, a good rule of thumb is 3-5 minutes for most black teas (depending on your preference for strength) and enjoy with or without milk
Whether the appearance of the leaves actually look like Monkeys claws is subjective, and I can't say that I have studied monkeys but, even so, I don't really see it. Regardless, this is a wonderfully complex tea which is a real treat for black tea lovers.
China Black Tea
When I opened my first packet of this wonderful tea, I couldn't believe the peachy perfume hadn't been added....I'm not a lover of any extras in my brew; but this is how the tea really is. It makes a beautiful tasty cup without hefty tannins and as another reviewer has already mentioned, could even be a bit addictive. Definitely five-star stuff!
Decades in the RN and MOD have jaded my pallet a tad but even so this 'Golden Monkey' has revived my taste buds somewhat. Brewed for a full five minutes it is a lovely golden/amber colour with plenty of body to back up the slightly fruity taste. Well up there with my favorites such as Keemun and 'Sailor of Hamburg'. Thank you 'Tugboat'
Golden Monkey is our favourite of all your teas, light, golden and best drunk without milk....in our view!
Has this got something addictive in it? Ever since my first cup I cannot be without it! It has an extra "something" in the flavour that is super satisfying. I drink my tea black and am fussy about what I like but this is perfect...a slightly 'sweet' soft fresh flavour to it. Just lovely :)
I love this tea. It really does taste golden. It's smooth and classy, and slightly smokey, but not in a lapsang souchong way (I really dislike that tea). It has more than 'body', it has 'heft'. I can't drink too much of it as it's so rich - a couple of mugs in the morning to get me going, then I follow up with Ceylon for the rest of the day.