Golden Monkey is a classic Chinese black tea. The golden tips in this tea from Special Teas are much more downy than last year's batch. Providing a less astringent brew and one which is mildly sweeter on the palate.
|Blend Name||Golden Monkey #510|
|Country of Origin||China|
|Price per Package||$7.95 USD|
|Quantity||~ 2 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Golden Monkey #510 from Special Teas is an interesting looking tea. The concentration of golden tips to roasted leaves is a bit higher than I expected compared to last year's blend and immediately made me think this tea would be lighter than in the past.
The liquor brews a wonderful amber-gold with an earthy but sweet fired flavor coming out in the aroma.
On the palate I catch some chocolate or cocoa textures with a distinct astringency which is lighter than expected given last year's brew. The fired earthy flavors are very noticeable here.
I can easily recommend this tea to fans of golden tip black teas, Chinese black teas including Keemuns and Summer season Darjeelings.