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Golden Monkey Black Tea

Golden Monkey Black Tea

$19.98
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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

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TeavanaGolden Monkey Black Tea
 
4.5

(based on 119 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (81)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (23)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (4)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Smooth body (73)
  • High quality (67)
  • Unique flavor profile (42)
  • Fresh (38)
  • Soothing (36)

Cons

  • Weak (8)
  • Flat (6)

Best Uses

  • Anytime (48)
  • Morning (47)
  • Afternoon (27)
  • Evening (12)
  • Gifts (9)
    • Tea Body:
    • Full (61), Medium (44), Lightweight (5)
    • Tea Finish:
    • Smooth (41), Long (8), Too short (4)
    • Tea Flavor:
    • Malty (50), Vegetal (10), Earthy (9), Spicy (9), Fruity (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Tea enthusiast (74), Health conscious (32), High-end shopper (25), Occasional tea drinker (7), Health nut (5)

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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

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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

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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

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(1 of 2 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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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Such a nice smooth delicious tea

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By Dj Kdog

from Chicago Il

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Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

this tea is by far one of my favorties the only draw back is the price although at 1$ a cup its far worth it and i would gladly pay more its that good. i reccomend it with milk as it brings out some of the cocoa undertones

  • Tea Body:
  • Medium
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Subtle, Sweet

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My favorite tea

By Tracy

from Royal Oak, MI

Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

I'll admit I'm a tea snob and This is my favorite tea. I drink it plain, somtimes with a bit of milk. I serve this at the tea parties I host with my Nichiren Buddhist friends and they always want more. I buy it only from my local Teavana and brew it exactly as recommended. It makes great iced tea too.

  • Tea Body:
  • Full
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Vegetal

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Exquisite!

By Scott P.

from Spring Hill, TN

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Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

This is high quality tea without any added flavorings. Worth every penny! I got this from the rise and shine sampler box on sale and with 30% off. So for the price of this tea alone I got 3 other flavors! A real deal! This is the first loose leaf black tea I've tried that is real tea with no added artificial flavors and the taste shows! A natural almost sweetness that has NONE of the bitterness you get from cheap bagged teas. I'm betting I can brew this up with rock sugar to make some out of this world sweet iced tea! Will difinately buy again. Love it!!

  • Tea Body:
  • Full

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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The famous golden monkey at last! Symphony in a cup.

By Barbara Scarlet Bird

from Norwalk CT

Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

The famous Golden Monkey at last! Often faked, but when right it is the subtle, elegant best round the clock, a symphony in a cup.

  • Tea Body:
  • Full
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Apricot, Baked Biscuit Honey Apr, Chocolate, Citrusy, Fruity, Vegetal

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(5 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

A great tea for all occasions.

By Jackson

from Pittsburgh, PA

Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

Great tea, but the hardest place on the net to do business with passwords disappear and the ones they give you never work. And they treat you likeif you call them. If I could fined another company that sold Golden Monkey, I would be gone.

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

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gotcha

By CEO

from Humble, Texas

Comments about Teavana Golden Monkey Black Tea:

Golden Monkey is a Morning Refresher,a 21 catcher, I enjoy this with my Morning endeavors. FMH (FU-OOM)

  • Tea Body:
  • Full
  • Tea Flavor:
  • Fruity

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