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This was the tea I was craving yesterday after Harney & Sons’ Peaches & Ginger black tea. To be fair, I was wanting it the day before too.

This tea, I crave at times. It tastes like dark rich chocolate and earth and I like it so! If I didn’t have only 4 bags left, I think I’d drink it more often. But I tend to do that hoarding thing when I get low on teas I like. I’ve told myself that I can buy it loose leaf once I’m out though. So I don’t know why I’m hoarding and I’m sure the loose leaf is even better. If I didn’t have so much tea, I’d prolly start trying other flavored (gateway) puerhs. I did not expect to like this one at all, let alone so much.

This one is getting bumped up to a 74 (great bagged tea range 70-80).

I’ve found that due to The Great Unlogged Period I have a bunch of teas that I’ve either finished or drank more of and haven’t changed the ratings accordingly to align with how I ended up truly feeling about the day. So I’ve been changing them as I drink them again. I keep meaning to just go through my cupboard and do them all at once but never seem to have the time and sit down and do it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Peggie Bennett

My son got this for me for Christmas and I have been drinking it at work this last week! I swear I am getting a hint of mint in there! It’s good! Numi’s Magnolia Puerh is good too!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I haven’t notice the mint on my own. But I’ll look for it next time I drink this and see if I can detect it. Is the Magnolia Puerh very floral?

Peggie Bennett

It is floral (coming from someone who loves jasmine) but I think it is tempered by the earthiness of the puerh.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

hmm.. jasmine is very yay or nay for me.. some I really like, others not so much.. I might snag a box of tea bags of it next time I see Numi on sale tho..

Peggie Bennett

I have had some bad jasmine, so I know what you mean! If you don’t like it, I’ll send you some money for the rest of it!

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Peggie Bennett

My son got this for me for Christmas and I have been drinking it at work this last week! I swear I am getting a hint of mint in there! It’s good! Numi’s Magnolia Puerh is good too!

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

I haven’t notice the mint on my own. But I’ll look for it next time I drink this and see if I can detect it. Is the Magnolia Puerh very floral?

Peggie Bennett

It is floral (coming from someone who loves jasmine) but I think it is tempered by the earthiness of the puerh.

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

hmm.. jasmine is very yay or nay for me.. some I really like, others not so much.. I might snag a box of tea bags of it next time I see Numi on sale tho..

Peggie Bennett

I have had some bad jasmine, so I know what you mean! If you don’t like it, I’ll send you some money for the rest of it!

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I’m 33 years old, studying pharmacy, and have a surly cat named Bin. I love tea, coffee, beer, wine, and most things food and beverage related. I also love music, movies, reading, writing, and learning new things.

I’ve drank tea all my life but about five to six years ago, my close friend Spautz got into tea and got me more into tea. I drink black teas and tisanes/herbals most. Since receiving a variable temperature kettle from my parents for Xmas this past year, I’ve been drinking more greens, oolongs, and whites. I’m very very new to puerh. That is, I’ve had only one.

Ratings scale:
90-100 Awesome
80-90 Great
70-80 Good
60-70 Nice
50-60 Decent
40-50 Drinkable
30-40 Meh
0-30 Awful

Would I order this again ranking:
5 – definitely
4 – likely
3 – maybe
2 – neutral
1 – no

Location

Charleston, SC

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