Very satisfied with this tea.
This is high quality, addictively delicious medium strength black tea, and a very pleasant 'wake-up' tea for me. This tea is very hard to find a a reasonable price in combination with high quality. I am thrilled that Little Red Cup decided to carry it, and they nailed finding the best of the best!
Very mild with a great taste. I’m glad I tried it.
I really like this tea. I was super excited to order a sample as soon as I heard about it. I'm no expert, but I was able to get twice as many steeps from this tea than I usually do from others. I imagine this tea would probably do well when steeped gongfu style. Also, I really enjoyed smelling the leaves in the pot. I plan to order this again the next time I replenish my tea stash. Thanks for bringing it in.
We looked at a lot of teas while trying to source this, and most, frankly, did not meet our standards. A few were close. But only this tea hit all the marks. Packing the Golden Monkey tins yesterday I was amazed by the fragrance, which I would call sweet and chocolatey (your experience may vary!). And this morning when I came into the kitchen and was trying to decide on which tea I wanted for that first pot, I was inspired to reach for this tea. I've been drinking it all day and my fourth large mug is just as marvelous as the first.
There is a little bit of a paradox about this tea. Technically it is a Black Tea, in the same category as our former Keemun Black, which I described as "a classic black Chinese Restaurant tea--except good." But this tea is nothing like that, nor our WuYuan Black. Taken together with our profoundly smoky Lapsang Souchong and our Yunnan Black, this tea illustrates just how broad the category of Black Tea really is.
Despite being so unlike the more standard black teas, this tea seems familiar-- it's not the least bit strange, though it is delightful. We are *really* excited to be able to offer you the opportunity to add this tea to your cupboard or tea tray, and completely confident that if you like black teas in general that you will really enjoy this variety.