A sweet cocoa fragrance emerges from the bag and the leaves exhibit a color spectrum of dark brown to auburn. The liquor has the soft, rich sweetness of a bittersweet cocoa and imparts a savory lingering aftertaste. A very likable, self-standing tea with plenty of golden tips and wiry leaves sought after by tea aficionados.
Bittersweet with cacao highlights
Country of Origin
If you enjoy black tea but want more than just English Breakfast every day, you really MUST try Golden Monkey. I like many black teas - Orange Pekoe, Darjeeling, Oolong, Kenyan - but Golden Monkey is the ULTIMATE in black tea. It is robust, sweet, malty and full of flavor with a low astringency that few other black teas offer. Though it's more expensive than the other black teas I've mentioned, I grab a sample of Golden Monkey each time I place an order for tea. I save it for days when I really want something special and I savor every last drop. If you have a discerning taste for truly good tea, this is one you need to keep in your pantry. You won't be disappointed.
Golden monkey is great for morning or afternoon. It has a very pleasing taste and it is one of my favorite black teas from China. I highly recommend it!
I absolutely love this tea! I was extremely upset when a mall tea shop got brought out and I no longer knew where to get Golden Monkey from. This Golden Monkey is delicious, although not strong enough to get a third cup out of the leaves like I used to.
I used to work for a mall chain tea store that sold Golden Monkey and it was one of the only plain black teas that I absolutely adored. I had been craving it and was trying to track some down since they aren't open anymore, and found it here. I'm so happy! If you want a smooth, flavorful black tea with personality, please please give Golden Monkey a try. And the price was good compared to what I was used to. Thank you for carrying it and please please PLEASE don't get rid of it!
I love this tea and it is a new favorite. It has a smooth taste while still maintaining a deep flavor profile of black tea. Highly recommended.