Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Tea Review: Golden Monkey Tea (Murchie's)

Golden Monkey Tea
Murchie's
Type: Black
Origin: China, Yunnan Province
Product Description: A fine black tea from Yunnan Province, China, featuring large, unbroken leaves interwoven with abundant golden tips.

The dried leaf is mixed black and gold, with a musky, fruity, slightly grassy aroma and produces a rich deep red-gold liquor, very round, full-bodied flavour with a slight briskness. The flavour and aroma notes for this complex tea include dried apricot or plum, honey or burnt sugar, and possibly a slight smokiness or light maltiness and it has a lingering, soft, ‘fuzzy’ finish that reminds you that you’re drinking great tea.


Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of honey, seasoned wood, and malt.

The bright red infusion has an aroma of plums, nuts, caramelized sugar, and smoke.  The taste is fruity with notes of roasted vegetables, wood, and a hint of smoke with a long fruity finish.

While this tea loses some full-bodied aroma and flavor after the first infusion, it was still enjoyable throughout three steepings.




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