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Golden Monkey Black Tea

Golden Monkey Black Tea

$20.00
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Full-bodied infusion with rich cocoa undertones
Steeped in ancient lore and imperial exclusivity, this legendary top Chinese tea is the finest black tea from the Fujian province. In 2011, it was served at the White House to the President of the United States and the President of China. A smooth tippy tea, rich with complex cocoa undertones, it manages to be extremely low in tannins yet rich in flavor. Originating during the Song Dynasty, this Imperial tribute tea features golden tipped black leaves consisting of one leaf and one bud.
Full-bodied infusion with rich cocoa undertones
Caffeine-Free
1-15 mg
16-25 mg
26-39 mg
40+MG
Black Tea
How To Steep
1 scoop*
Scoop loose-leaf tea into infuser.
*Perfectea® Scoop
205°F
Heat fresh (preferably filtered) water.
8 fl oz
Pour water over tea.
3 min
Stay close to this steep time for optimal flavor.
3 steeps
Re-steep leaves to enjoy multiple infusions.
Blends Well With

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
TeavanaGolden Monkey Black Tea
 
4.5

(based on 125 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (86)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth body (75)
  • High quality (69)
  • Unique flavor profile (43)
  • Fresh (38)
  • Soothing (37)

Cons

  • Weak (8)
  • Flat (6)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (48)
  • Morning (47)
  • Afternoon (28)
  • Evening (13)
  • Gifts (9)
    • Tea Body:
    • Full (67), Medium (44), Lightweight (5)
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth (41), Long (8), Too short (4)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Malty (52), Vegetal (10), Earthy (9), Spicy (9), Fruity (8)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (75), Health conscious (33), High-end shopper (26), Occasional tea drinker (8), Health nut (5)

Reviewed by 125 customers

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5.0

Would definitely buy and recommend this tea again

By Java girl

from Madison, WI

About Me High-End Shopper, Occasional Tea Drinker

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • High Quality
  • Smooth Body
  • Soothing

Cons

    Best Uses

    • After Meals
    • Afternoon
    • Evening

    Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

    This tea is great for tea newbies and enthusiasts alike. It has a really warm, full-bodied caramel flavor. One of my favorites! Would definitely recommend.

    • Tea Body:
    • Full
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Malty
     
    5.0

    Favorite Tea!

    By Tea Nut

    from Middlebury

    About Me Health Conscious, Tea Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Aromatic
    • High Quality
    • Smooth Body
    • Unique Flavor Profile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        I have a pantry full of Teavana teas as well as other loose leaf and bagged teas. I purchase teas as I travel around the country and world. Golden Monkey is my absolute favorite and my go-to. I would love to drink it all day but due to the caffeine I've stopped drinking it after noon.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full

        (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Favorite tea

        By Nikki the college student

        from Gainesville, FL

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        I love this tea. Other reviews say that this tea was weak in flavor but that was not the case for me. This is by far my favorite black tea, however, I'm not a tea expert by any means. Usually I have to seep teas for longer, but for this one I seep it exactly how Teavana directs and it comes out perfect every time. I even get three full seeps out of one scoop. I like it on the sweeter side. If I don't use enough sugar cane then it is a little bitter, but overall I LOVE it!

        • Tea Body:
        • Full

        (23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Hit or miss, depending on the store/batch...

        By Alex

        from Maryland

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        This is basically my favorite black tea, that I've probably ever had, but it definitely depends on the store you get it from. If it doesn't have that cocoa undertone, then try another store because that either means it's not fresh or that particular batch just isn't the premium quality that it should be. This is 5 stars when it's got that full flavor, fresh, with the cocoa undertone, but can be very bland for the price in other batches. Very hit or miss the last few months, for whatever reason. My recommendation for Teavana is to make sure the batch is what it should be, otherwise, you're not going to gain customers seeking this tea at the current price.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full

        (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Depends WHEN you buy it

        By jill

        from Denver, CO

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        It is one of my favorite teas. However, you need to buy it when the first shipment arrives (~June) fresh from the April harvest. When I bought some in November, it tasted musty and old. It had been sitting around in storage too long. great flavor and I can get multiple brews out of it. This is very nice as I need to decaffeinate it on the first brew.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Fruity, Malty

        (10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        "Great tea comes at a price"

        By Fine gold

        from FL

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        This black tea is different from the many I have tried. Taking you on such a soothing journey. As if you feel re-energized and relaxed at the same time.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Bold And Soothing

        (9 of 19 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Pretty flat black

        By Drstabby

        from Las Vegas NV

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        Meh, it tastes like any black tea from the grocery store, it doesn't have any natural pizzazz to it.

        • Tea Body:
        • Light
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Flat

        (20 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Poor Quality Golden Monkey

        By Teamania

        from NYC

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        I went to a Teavana store to try this tea but was very disappointed. It is a poor example of a golden monkey. Little to no aroma and an uncharacteristic taste. Golden Monkey should have a more pronounced flavor and aroma of cocoa, dried fruit, and a nutty deliciousness. In the tea's defense, they were storing it in a giant tin which did not look airtight and probably didn't help keep the tea fresh. Another example of a large tea company providing sub-par loose leaf tea.

        • Tea Body:
        • Medium
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Fruity

        (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        great black tea with oolong undertone

        By AANY

        from Cold Spring Harbor, NY

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        my favorite black tea! Full bodied but gentle black tea taste with a oolong undertone, makes my day start afresh.

        • Tea Body:
        • Full

        (3 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Began drink tea in 1963 and this best.

        By Jay Jay

        from Pittsburgh, PA

        Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

        I have tried most of them but this one I drink all the time.

        • Tea Body:
        • Medium
        • Tea Flavor:
        • Malty

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