Janice Janostak said:
Lovely. toasty anytime tea
Although Golden Monkey is classified as a black tea I prefer to brew it as though it were a green tea. At the cooler temp the toasty quality of the tea comes through beautifully. I had been wanting to find a reasonably priced Golden Monkey for a few years now and this one really fits the bill, my wife and I love it as an afternoon or evening beverage.
Mark Heinze said:
A Nice Change
I usually like Yunnan Noir type teas but this was a nice change for a time.
deborah matthews said:
All the Teas I ordered are fragrant and fresh and of course making the perfect cup
High quality. Delivery was fast . the price is extremely reasonable.
Jillian Schleicher said:
The absolute very best!!
After getting some Ceylon tea from I did two decades ago, I searched forever and never found anything comparable until this! This is now the best black tea I’ve ever had. I’m a forever customer!
Wendy Gowen said:
Exceptional quality tea! The aroma is wonderful! The tea leaves are a great size, no "dust or small pieces". I love that this company takes great care in producing a healthy product. Well done!
Mandy M said:
New favorite for the whole family
Martha Van Cise said:
Brisk, strong black tea flavor. Great for a mid morning pick-me-up.
Eric Fitzer said:
Good flavor and just the right amount of caffeine to get me going.! Definitely recommend.
William Brown said:
An interesting blend that finishs well.
Lola N said:
I love it!
For my taste, it wonderful. I really enjoyed the smoothness of this tea.
I love knowing it’s organic and your packaging is good.for earth.
Larry L. said:
It's OK if you like that sort of thing
This is another fine tea from Golden Moon. It is a black tea that is a bit too smooth for my taste. There are a lot of people that will fall in love with this fine tea.
I like a tea that is a bit more like the English Breakfast black tea. Something that will take a splash of cream and come back asking is that all you have?
Janet M said:
This is one of the finest black tees I have ever enjoyed. It is full-bodied and I can tell that there's more caffeine in it so I just have a cup a day but it is my favorite time of day! A slight sweetness, a smoky finish, and more than able to handle the honey and milk that I put into it. It was an easy choice for gifts this season for my friends! It keeps beautifully in the ziplock packaging that it comes in. I find I use less tea because of its strength so it lasts a good long time. Nothing like loose tea! There is also great peace of mind knowing that this is a clean tea, organic. This is a very easy recommend!
The tea smooth and earthy, not as floral as some with no astringency.
Sandra Melton said:
Golden MonkeyTea, Truly Golden
This was my second order of Golden Monkey Tea. It is a favorite (although with Golden Moon I have about 5 favorites) Just the right amount of flavor and smoothness, truly wonderful.
D. Chrul said:
The sencha and golden money teas are sooooo good that I signed up for auto ship to keep them coming regularly!
Erin Reschke said:
The best tea!
The Golden Monkey Tea is so flavorful and delicious! I will definitely buy this again very soon!
I think this is my favorite-ever black tea!
Anne Baisden said:
Tippy Earl Grey
Earl Grey tea is my favorite tea to have each morning and Golden Moon's Tippy Ear Grey is the best I've ever had! Their mix of black tea in bergamot orange is the very best of all Earl Greys in my opinion. I simply can't do without it in the morning.
Sami TM said:
I tried Chinese Keemun tea years ago
I think the golden monkey is kinda close to him together
It gives a slight hint of an earthy flavour
Also, there is a strong whiff of woody flavor that you smell when the wood gets wet with rain
Maura S. said:
Golden Monkey every morning
I have been drinking tea for my whole life and have become a bit picky about it. I love Golden Moon's commitment to providing the cleanest teas. Right now my favorite is Organic Golden Monkey. To me, it is slightly malty and slightly smokey and slightly sweet, but lighter than a typical English Breakfast.
Mary Beth Wenrich said:
I LOVE this tea, plus it has the kick I need in the morning!
Taste is exactly as described. Delicious tea; true to type.
Raidee Swan said:
I ordered a variety of black teas to try-- French Breakfast, Golden Monkey, Sinharaja, English Breakfast, and Irish Breakfast. So far, these are my favorite teas. Great, strong flavors that pair well with milk and sugar. I love the fact that the tea is actual dried leaves, not powdery fragments like I've seen with other companies. Highly recommend!
Cory Williams said:
Strong flavor that does not get as bitter as other teas. “English style” with sugar and milk really brings out the notes of chocolate
Beth the Tea Lady said:
Golden Monkey is delightful
Sipping Golden Monkey tea is like a mini-vacation. It even tastes as good as it smells. I'm looking forward to sharing this with my friends and family.
Donna Goodale said:
Tea is delicious!! Will order again.
Favorite Black Tea
Nothing compares to this black tea. The sweet and chocolaty notes make it addictive. It's somehow bold yet smooth and is great just black or with milk. I also found adding a little sugar really draws out its unique sweetness. It re-steeps fairly well and prefer it even over a strong breakfast tea.
Sampath V said:
golden monkey tea is excellent
Nice unique flavor with a chocalaty flavor, full bodied.
A terrific Yunnan!
I love a good Yunnan, a loose leaf tea from the Yunnan province of China. You can get it with no tips all the way up to fully golden. This one has a delicious balance between those two extremes. It has a balanced, smooth flavor that has notes of honey. If you haven't tried a Yunnan tea before, this is a great one to try. I think you won't be disappointed and find this one from Golden Moon to be exceptionally tasty and delicious!
Donna Steeves said:
Best tea ever
If you’re looking for a tea to drink without sugar/milk, this is the one! Smooth and lovely! Doesn’t need any additions!! ❤️
Kathy Walzel said:
One of my new regulars
New tea for me, love it. Nice flavor smooth, not too sweet. Stands up nicely to a little milk.
A great tasting tea. Like that I can get more than 1 pot out of it that still taste great.
Adam R said:
One of My Favorites
Smooth, round, sweetness, mellow yet persistent and stand up to a drop of milk.
William Merrill said:
Worth buying. Smooth and satisfying.
Gloria Harvell said:
I buy it by the pound and use it for hot and iced tea. I love it for both!
Lynda Shaker said:
Golden Monkey tea
This tea is delightful. Had doubts from the name...but its a great tea. The fact that its organic makes it excellent.
John L. said:
Jasmine Pearls...Excellent Green Tea
Great flavor the first cup, second wash and third wash.
Laurence Young said:
Great as a hot tea but also Great as a cold brew iced tea.
Oscar Forsman said:
Golden Monkey is worth the price. It's my wife's "go to" tea every morning. All the positive reviews are well deserved.
Marie Ramos said:
My favorite black tea
I buy this tea by the pound. It is worth the price (and sometimes you can find coupons online for an additional discount). Truly a premium black tea - smooth and full of flavor. Brew less time if you like it black, longer if you like milk and sugar.
Smooth and aromatic
Golden Monkey is my favorite Chinese black tea. It is mild, aromatic, smooth, and sweet. It is not bitter and astringent at all (very important to me, as I am not looking to add milk and sugar and things to my tea). I will be ordering again soon.
Jerry R. said:
My favorite black tea from China
I've been a long time fan of India's Assam and Darjeeling varieties. I recently purchased Golden Monkey for my daughter, who share how wonderful it was. I tried it for myself and discovered how delightful it is! It may eclipse Assam as my first cup of the day. If you like Assam, Darjeeling, and black breakfast teas, give Golden Monkey a try. It's a refreshing change in the black tea lineup.
Patty Page said:
Lovely Golden Monkey!
Just tried this today and it will be among my top favorites!
My favorite black tea!
Pricey but fabulous! I drink this on mornings when I don’t need to rush.
Kelsey Lizzoli said:
Only black tea I will drink :)
The best sencha tea
I drink a lot of tea and Golden Moon's sencha always tastes perfectly balanced.
Cameron McColough said:
Best loose leaf tea!
Ive been a tea drinker for years. I use to use tea bags (premade) and they were alright. I switched to loose leaf maybe 3 years ago and have tried several different brands. Most were decent. But Golden Moon is by far my favorite. I’ll honestly never bother buying anything else again. I lovee the ‘golden monkey’ black tea. Its so delicious and sweet (for black tea) that I rarely use honey anymore. Its amazing. I’m on my 3rd order, and there will be many, many more to come. Thanks for the awesome tea my friends! Much love.
Jason Rice said:
My afternoon cuppa
This has become one of my go-tos for an afternoon tea. It's light bodied and well-balanced. I will definitely be ordering more.
Renna Ulvang said:
Love this elegant and smooth organic Golden Monkey. The customer interface is wonderful. I only order my teas from this company and have for years. Thanks!
Cameron Farooq said:
Love Golden Monkey tea
Love the tea! Good price and fast delivery. We fix it with milk and sweetener every morning!!!
Denise Miller said:
Great Tea Great Company
Love this tea & customer service is excellent!
Sarah Dardick said:
This tea is delicious, rich, and complex.
Debra Hamilton said:
Delicious and so satisfying
I've been ordering tea from Golden Moon for years. This time I added Golden Monkey to my order. Oh, Golden Moon, you never cease to satisfy. Golden Monkey is a deep, multi-toned tea and a wonderful cup to wake up with.
Tina Fisher said:
My entire kitchen smells so good! Such a nice rich flavor! You will not be disappointed! Love golden moon tea! Never have tried a tea I didn’t absolutely love! And delivery is so fast!
Chris Fayette said:
Great Tea and service for years
My Dad turned me onto Oolong tea many years ago, before his death. We have been using Golden Monkey tea for many, many years with perfect quality. Reliable service and professionalism. We buy by the pound.
Robert ROSE said:
Wonderful teas delivered promptly. Highest quality.
Linda Weinert said:
I think this is the best organic black tea I have ever had. Very smooth but flavorful.
Julie Davenport said:
Our Favorite Black Tea
My husband and I ordered an ounce of this tea and absolutely loved it, so we re-ordered the 1/2 pound. This is a sweet and balanced tea, our favorite of all black teas.
Cheryl Roberson said:
I love the Golden Monkey Tea. This tea is truly delightful. It’s so smooth and tasty. I had never heard of it before but will probably ordering it again now.
Bruce Goldstein said:
Love the pueher, Golden Monkey, French Breakfast. All high quality!!
Christa Sadler said:
I love this tea! It has a really sweet and delicate flavor. It's very comforting in the mornings and is so good with oatmilk and honey (my favorite!)
Lois Windell said:
Love this tea! Smooth without any bitterness.
Nazneen Aziz said:
Delectable and refined tea
I’m a tea connoisseur and very finicky about a good cup of tea. I loved drinking the golden monkey tea. I’ll order this on a regular basis.
Marcia Faye said:
Wonderful Way to Begin the New Year
I ordered a tin of the Golden Monkey tea based on the description--and was not disappointed! This smooth tea is among the best black teas that I've ever tasted. It is the perfect relaxing weekend tea. I will definitely order it again.
Lisa C said:
flavorful tea, love the resealable packaging
As Ben says, this is a smooth tea, great to start the day. It arrived in good time, even considering the holiday shipping traffic jam. Will definitely be ordering more of this & other teas from Golden Moon!
ben ski said:
Great tea and great service
I love the golden monkey - VERY smooth and the tippy grey is amazing.
Gave as a Christmas gift. They are tea drinkers. They seem very pleased!
Lisa Harrawood said:
Still waiting on my tea!
Ordered tea on December 9 , 2020. Was looking so forward to having a cup on Christmas morning! 😔
Bonnie Bates said:
Thank you again for your inquiry. I still have not received my order, but I am looking forward to indulging in tis wonderful tea. Don't know where it is being held captive, but I do know it is not through any fault of your company. Stay safe and healthy. Sincerely, Still waiting in Ohio.
Quiet Elegance in your cup
This is an excellent example of a Chinese "Red Tea". (Pay attention to the first minute of the steep to understand.)
One of the smoothest, mildest, most pleasant teas you will ever drink! And drink again!
A slightly crisp, vegetal sweetness infuses the body of this beverage.
Pay attention to and obey the recommended shorter steep time!
JASON REED said:
Good Stuff 👍
Pleased with this seller and the quality of teas to price ratio. Good stuff 👍.
Deborah Gillespie said:
No "monkey business" here!
I really am enjoying the Golden Monkey tea I recently purchased. A smooth tea with just the right "body" to it. It is becoming an afternoon regular when I'm needing a little pick- me- up.
Teas are very good
I like all the teas I have bought from Golden Moon over several years. I prefer black teas, but drink all kinds depending of mood and occasion, I really liked your Golden Assam which you no longer sell.
Tay MacIntyre said:
Gorgeous flavor & color!
Just tried this Golden Monkey tea for the first time after enjoying many other teas by Golden Moon over the past few years. This one is so lovely and has become my morning treat. It's delicious, smooth and energizing without sweetening or milk, but also yummy and soothing with additions. Highly recommend!
Rick Russell said:
Teas are great but shipping was below par
We love the teas. They are fantastic. The shipping took far too long and the response from the company was NIL. If you buy from them, pay for the upgrade on shipping or be prepared to way a long time. I mailed a package to Germany, using regular USPS, a day after getting the "shipped" notification from this company and it got to Germany before I received the teas. Again, great teas, terrible shipping and a lack of customer support.
Darjeeling & Keemun = Golden Monkey
If u like both those teas, then you'll appreciate this blend. I believe Yunnan, is often referred to as Golden Monkey, they have similar golden tips & smooth taste w/ or w/o sugar. I don't use cream w/ my teas. I don't like to dilute the essence of the tea's flavor, unlike coffee w/ it's bitterness, you need cream. Quality teas, nope.
Sharon MacArthur said:
I had gotten a sample pack of other teas a few months back and really enjoyed the quality. I prefer black teas so I wanted to find a good go to for my mornings. My tea cart can get rather full of the varieties I keep on hand but this golden monkey is front and center. My teens love it as much as I do. It’s a clean, smooth tea with subtle but strong flavor. Not too much and not too little. I will serve ordering this again and again.
Christina Blackwell said:
Golden Monkey is our afternoon tea, enjoyed black (no milk). We brew it for 5 minutes, although it does not get bitter if it's even longer. Tried Golden Monkey from other vendors but none is as delicious as the leaves from Golden Moon.
Frederic Fancher said:
I have been ordering Golden Monkey for years from Golden Tea. It is my favorite tea as I like bold smooth black tea. No other that I've had can match it. In the past I had ordered Golden Monkey tea from other tea distributors. Golden Moons is the best. I would strongly recommend this tea without any reservations.
Golden Monkey Wows in-laws
Had family in for a short post quarantine visit and served the Golden Monkey, everyone loved it. We like strong British tea with milk Golden Monkey was a hit!! Follow the steeping guidelines, for a great cuppa.