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Loving my Golden Monkey tea!

Thursday, August 04, 2016

That is the American name, technically it is Panyang Congou and comes from China. I bought from Adagio teas online, cheaper than other brands such as Teavana, but it is available where ever good quality tea is sold. It is a smooth black tea with no astringency. I brew it in a French Press and the loose leaf is high quality so can take a second steeping (1 tsp per cup, times 4 cups, but brewed a second time for 8 cups total). My favorite tea ever!

If your idea of tea is Lipton, well that is why teas are not very popular in the U.S. Try some good loose leaf and you will be surprised, there are over 3,000 varieties. You are bound to find a favorite with quality far beyond Lipton Orange Pekoe.

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    I am kind of like that too, I have a cupboard full of different varieties. Another favorite when I need a big "pick me up" is Fast Lane tea by Celestial Seasonings, not quite as fancy as loose leaf since it comes in bags and you have to buy it from the online store, but it packs a caffeine punch better than coffee. I usually drink better tea than that though, today is more Golden Monkey!
    1737 days ago
    I'm thrilled to see that someone else likes Golden Monkey tea! I was first introduced to this tea in Vermont on vacation. I bought the tea from the Vermont Liberty Tea Company, who also sells online. Give them a check-out to see how their prices compare. He also does mail order if you're not in Vermont. The guy who owns it is very knowledgeable about tea.

    Good tea is wonderful, isn't it?! When I don't have to go to work or somewhere, I love to have several cups of tea in the morning. Sometimes I feel like a whole lot of one tea and other times I have different teas. A great way to start the morning!

    1737 days ago
    No, I haven't been there. It would be a good place to test out varieties before buying in quantity though, it is a good concept. I think it is a Teavana shop (I could be wrong) and their Golden Monkey runs $150.00 per pound online! A pound of tea lasts a very very long time at 1 tsp. per cup, but I am paying less than 1/3rd of that for tea that I think is wonderful. For everyday drinking I go with the Earl Grey varieties which are $19 per pound at Adagio, Teavana wanted a lot more $$ and the citrus flavoring in theirs is artificial, not even natural. I would go to Teavana as a tea house to drink a cup but not to buy in bulk.
    1740 days ago
    My husband loves tea and drinks green tea often, but I just haven't been able to take more than 1 sip of any tea I've tried so far. Have you been to that tea place in the Woodland Mall?
    1740 days ago
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