Review: Silk Road Teas Golden Monkey

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Its OK"A medium-bodied black tea with notes of caramel and fruit, followed by a mild yet lasting bitter kick. In all, it was a decent black tea, but perhaps just a little too astringent for my likings"
Vanessa’s Teaview: 6.5/10
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Golden Monkey is my first experience with Silk Road Tea. Their website seems clean and minimal, however perhaps just a bit too minimal. As a result, I found it hard to navigate their pages; a search bar would have been very useful. Oddly, I could not even locate the Golden Monkey tea description on their website, so either the product is a new offering, or else I just wasn't navigating the pages properly. Anyway, on to the tea. Based on its appearance, the Golden Monkey moniker is appropriate. The tea consists of thin, tightly wrapped leaves that are dark brown but with brilliant golden shades throughout. The leaves have a crisp aroma that hints at malty and fruity flavors. The tea, when prepared, was a bit of a surprise. I was prepared for a bold and strong black tea, but ultimately, the tea was a little milder than I expected. What really surprised me, however, was the astringency. It didn't make the tea undrinkable, but it did make its presence known. The general flavor profile was that of a medium-bodied black tea with notes of caramel and fruit, followed by a mild yet lasting bitter kick. In all, this was a decent black tea, but perhaps just a little too astringent for my likings. Would I drink it again? Certainly. Would I go out of my way to obtain some to drink it again? Probably not.

— To purchase Silk Road Teas Golden Monkey, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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