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Here’s a nice easy, afternoon sipdown! (186)
I may have under-steeped it, but I’m still being cautious about eating. >:|
This is a rather nice gentle tea though, orange cinnamon, but maybe, I think maybe, I can taste some white tea under there. And that’s rather impressive.
Thanks OMGsrsly for passing this on to me in December! :P
Got back a while ago from watching the symphony orchestra here perform my favourite Beethoven symphony. I’m proud of myself that I made it through the second movement without needing a tissue. :)
This tea is alright. I wouldn’t call it offensive, but I wouldn’t call it great either. The thought of lemon and chamomile together kind of sounded weird, but I figured it would be a favourable combination if you’re ever feeling under the weather. They’re quite balanced here, nearly 50/50. The sour lemon hits you first, and then the chamomile joins in. Would I buy it? Hell no. But it’s still fun trying these Numi teas.
One of the perks of organizing a conference is you get your pick of leftover catering stuff, so I grabbed the tea. May not be the best quality but it’s always fun to try new things.
I’m drinking this tonight because I have some blood work to take care of tomorrow and need to fast. I read that green tea is supposed to lower glucose levels, which is one thing being tested. Bad time to get this done since I ate more sweets than normal this weekend due to said conference. Ugh. So let’s hope the green tea, cinnamon, and vinegar (not consumed together!) will help rebalance things.
Onto the tea. It’s meh. Quite vegetal. A little flat. I swear I’d rather drink Tetley green tea.
This was an impulse buy today and I’m glad I got it!!
It really smells like those Airborne orange tablets lol,,,I wonder if Airborne uses dried citrus peel in their recipe?
Now, I live in the desert; and in the summer time I dry stuff all the time especially sun-dried tomatoes. I could probably dry a lime this summer and brew that up so I might try that sometime.
But the reason I got this Numi tisane is that these are 100% natural, dried organic Arabian limes so I thought this would be a slightly unusual lime flavor!!! Plus these are all ground up and put into tea bags so it really gave some punch!!
I loved this herbal! I thought it had a great citrus flavor but not too tart. It really did have elements of those Airborne tablets (but in a good, natural way without the chalk of those things,,,,and in hot liquid form without the effervescence) so I kept thinking how great this would be if you didn’t feel well.
I drank this straight and it was really enjoyable and if you added honey to this, it would just be yum yum!! I will have to do that next time :)
Flavors: Lemon Zest, Orange Zest
Day one done. During the coffee break, I snagged the one and only bag of this. From memory, it was pretty decent. But I left it steeping until I finished my mug because the string broke off and there were no spoons to fish it out.
So that said, yeah, it got a little bitter near the end, as any green tea would, really. But it’s a pretty good genmaicha. Toastier than I expected, so I’d say it lives up to its name in that respect.
Too bad this world revolves around morning people. When you’re a night owl and you have to get up at 5am, it’s teh sadness.
roasty toasty yummy nutty puffed rice cereal! yum yum yum.
i keep inhaling this, it is so my thing. hojicha & genmaicha, you are my green tea loves!!
the flavor of the tea & the aroma of the liquor both match up pretty impressively.
i don’t think i’ve ever had a tea do that before!
anyway it’s delicious….and the liquor is a beautiful light peridot. it steeped up very clear & crystalline at first, with the green shyly infusing into the water. i’ve noticed with organic greens it takes a while for their color to reach its full intensity, or so it seems.
after 3+ mintues of steeping this finally became a fuller celery green that was slightly cloudy.
i can’t say i’m an expert on genmaicha, but i had Teavana’s and that was far weaker than this, seeming to lack body and a truly toasty quality. the rice in this really comes through, which i heartily appreciate.
so glad i decided to a get a box. i expect i’ll run through this one quickly!
I haven’t had this in a very long time. Today we were running out of the house to go to the laser tag place and I had to grab something fast. I didn’t have time to measure or think too much about water temp and I am down to very few types of bagged tea, so I grabbed this and stuck it in the Timolino.
I think that pu-erh isn’t really the best toodling around tea. Or at least not for me.
Which isn’t to say I didn’t enjoy this. It was leathery and a bit brothy like it apparently was the last time I had it, judging from my previous note. I just think that it’s meant to be sipped in peace and quiet and in smaller amounts.
I never realized how rushed my life is most of the time until I started having to fight for minutes to get tea made before leaving the house. Or even getting it ready to steep on the way. Sigh.
Sipdown no. 95 for the year 2014! It’s looking like I’ll make it to 100 this weekend. Woo hoo!
I am sorry to see this one go, so I’m bumping the rating. Another of my “starter” group, it became the commuting and toodling around tea after the Three Kingdoms Mao Feng, mostly because it was in bags and it was easy to drop into the travel contraptions, but it’s also just a nice, fairly light, tasty-without-calling-attention-to-itself tea.
No. 1 really liked it as well.
It’s one of the few in the starter group I’d consider buying again, along with Refresh and Lotus from Tazo, and Chinese Breakfast Yunnan Black and Monkey King Jasmine Green from Numi.
Sipdown no. 86 of the year 2014. Four bags left. Four people in the house. Breakfast!
This is one of my “starter” teas that I’m really going to miss. It’s a Numi I’d consider stocking.
A few months ago I was at a pizza place near work and ordered iced tea to drink. The tea was incredibly tasty and asked what it was. It was this.
Wonderful, deep, malty, sweet flavor. Yum. Bumping the rating.
I get the ‘earthy’ tones of this tea, but I really don’t taste anything else. This is my firstish rooibos, so I don’t have anything to compare the tea to. I think I had it once before, but it’s been so long I don’t remember the taste.
I may revisit this tea after I have a few others under my belt.
Like many others, I’m pretty surprised at how strongly the pu-erh taste comes through on this one. The basil and mint add a really nice texture, but the overall strength of the flavor comes from the pu-erh which is a) really good and b) pretty commendable on Numi’s part.
Sipdown no. 82 of the year 2014. Two sipdowns today and neither were samples. Yay!
If I needed an easily portable jasmine green with a Chinese green tea base, I might consider buying this again. I am, however, slowly perfecting the balancing act of steeping loose leaf at work which is where I find myself in the most difficult conditions. Travel isn’t hard compared to work, though of course I don’t do any traveling that is too rustic.
Because I don’t really have the need of a bagged jasmine green I suspect I won’t buy this again. But I’m nostalgic about the sipdown because this was from my original “getting into tea” purchase and it’s tasty enough. More sipdowns of the original group on the horizon, which can only be a good thing…
I have a few bags left of this in my work stash and more at home. I haven’t had it in a while, and I’m not sure why as I like it quite a bit. In fact, I’m bumping the rating up a tiny bit.
I think the main issue with this one is that the rose is the reason to drink it and I’m not always in the mood for rose. I have a bit of an idee fixe that the rose is stronger in this tea than it really proves to be when I drink it, which adds to the feeling that I need to be in the mood. It’s also one of the bagged teas I still have left that I like better than most, so I’ve been sort of hoarding it.
The rose is still the reason to drink this. It’s really quite nice for an afternoon tea. I should drink it more.
I can’t call this a sipdown yet because although I drank the last of my work stash, it seems I still have about 7 bags at home.
I oversteeped because someone stopped me on my way back to my cube, but even with a longer than optimal steep time this wasn’t bitter or otherwise horrible. Like the Three Kingdoms Mao Feng I think it deserves a slightly better rating. Still not as good as some of the other jasmines I’ve had lately—the underlying tea is neither really taste-able nor does it add much to the flavor. The overall impression is heavier than the Kusmi and the jasmine isn’t as wonderful. But not a bad work tea.
SIL! I’m pretty positive that I sent this tea to YOU a year ago! :p
oh well, this is Sipdown # 57, bringing me to 359 teas.
I think this tea was my first actual experience with Puerh, although it hardly counts, as it’s blended with lots of other stuff: cocoa powder, vanilla, rooibos, cinnamon, orange peel, nutmeg. Now that I’ve been actually drinking puerh for awhile, the Shu that is in this is something I can actually pick out, but not a lot of it. Regardless, this is not a bad cup of tea.