Golden Monkey from WhiteAugust Tea Company

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Black

Where to Buy:  WhiteAugust Tea Company

Product Description:

This stunning Chinese black tea is among the finest in the world.  Each spring the tea leaves are carefully plucked of only one leaf and one bud, resembling a monkey claw.  The beautiful twisted golden leaves yield a full bodied tea with a soft apricot finish.

Taster’s Review:

I have to agree with WhiteAugust Tea’s assessment – this tea is definitely stunning!  It is incredibly smooth and rich and oh-so-good!

The aroma of the brewed tea is pleasant with hints of honey and spice as well as a deep earthy quality.  There is also a hint of fruit and freshly baked bread within its fragrance.  It’s one of those warm, comforting scents that begs to be tasted.

The flavor is incredibly rewarding.  It is a complex tea, with layers of sweetness that reflect tones of both caramel and honey.  There is a raisin-y sweetness to it too.  A very pleasant malty tone to this tea.  There are layers of earth, spice and smoke, as well as a woodsy taste.  All of these flavors meld into a warm, smooth taste (I get no bitterness from this cup at all), finishing with a light, drying astringency and imparting a wine-like aftertaste that is sweet with notes of fruit with a whisper of smoke.  A very pleasurable tea experience, this Golden Monkey.

Because of the warmth of this tea (almost what I would call an autumnal tea), I prefer it served hot.  It has a very agreeable level of sweetness to it, so I suggest tasting it before you sweeten it – you may find that it is plenty sweet without the addition.

Another tea LOVE from WhiteAugust Tea!

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