Numi Organic Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

89

I like this tea a lot. I tried it two ways; first black (very good), then with a little soy milk to misto it up like a London Fog. I found it a little weak (but still tasty) when I added the splash of soy milk, so I think I should have steeped it longer for that. Will try it again with a longer steep time than recommended (it says five minutes, but if you’re adding anything it wouldn’t be a bad idea to steep it a minute longer, maybe 6 minutes.)

I haven’t tried Twinings’ Decaf Earl Grey but that’s the one I would like to compare this to and add an update with my impressions of each. Overall, I really like this tea, and plan to experiment with it a little further.

Numi in general, I’ve found, is an excellent brand. I’ve never been disappointed by anything they’ve offered.

UPDATE: I’ve read from a blog (http://breweddaily.com/2009/01/homemade-london-fog-tea-latte/) that Earl Grey can get bitter if oversteeped – and that the best bet is to use two tea bags instead.

Flavors: Bergamot, Sweet

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70

I had this while out and about this morning, and it was not what I was expecting.

I’ve been a little bit obsessed with Yunnan blacks lately so I figured I’d give this a try, but the flavour reminded me more of a shou pu-erh than a Yunnan black. Thick, with almost a licorice note to it.

It’s quite decent but not what I was craving or anticipating from the name.

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60

This didn’t suck.

I say it this way because the first pu-erh I had from Numi (Emperor’s Pu-erh, I believe) was SO not my thing. This at least smelled and tasted much better. It smelled like chocolate and baking spices. The spices didn’t carry through into the taste for me, but the chocolate flavor at least masked the weirdness that I tasted in their other pu-erh. I’d still take any of the Lupicia puers over this in a heartbeat.

Flavors: Chocolate, Spices

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75

I like to approach this tea as more of a kind of instant soup rather than tea, even if it has decaffeinated green tea in the blend. I think the green tea is a little bit pointless in these savory teas. I could not detect it at all. Nonetheless, there is so much going on in here, and I quite like it. I am drinking this in place of eating actual soup, simply because it is way more convenient to carry in my bag. The package directions instruct me to steep for 5 minutes or longer (?!) and that is exactly what I did. I would not EVER leave a teabag in the hot water forever, but seeing as I am no longer thinking of this as tea, surely enough, that is exactly what I did.
And nothing bad happened.
The onion and peppercorn flavors are a bit more prevalent than the carrot and curry. But they are present, and give this non-soup a thicker mouthfeel. This tea is strange. It’s like a weak soup with sweet onion and carrot flavors as well as aromatic peppercorn and fennel, as well as a little ‘curry.’
Would I drink this again? You bet your squishy Ass.

Flavors: Carrot, Peppercorn

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83
drank Winter Spice by Numi Organic Tea
366 tasting notes

I picked this one up today while Christmas shopping… It’s pretty good! Like a chai with a white base and just a bite of tart citrus. I think it’s nutmeg that I don’t like— that’s why I won’t eat pumpkin pie and I like my chais to be heavy on the cinnamon.

There’s no nutmeg in this, which is why it’s my kind of chai.

That rhymes! Tee-hee. Anyway though. Seriously. This one is good. Usually flavored white teas are blended with sweet fruity blah-ness, but this one breaks the mold a little. It’s unusual and satisfying for a bitingly cold winter day, which today was.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves, Hibiscus, Orange Zest, Spices

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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90

So, I went for tea yesterday with a friend who is also pregnant and the coffee shop has this as their tea line.

This tea was a favourite of mine for a long time. I had a different friend buy me this one years ago and I drank it every night as I worked 4-midnights and it was just a great after dinner wind down kind of a tea. I always loved it. Then I got introduced to the loose-leaf version and I couldn’t be happier as it’s even better than the bagged.

But this tea is very good. It’s nice and smooth. It brings back so many good memories. It was so nice to have again and even though I’m still a fan of loose over bagged, this is a great option when you’re on the go ‘cause flavour-wise it’s very very good. It’s quite similar to loose-leaf. It’s very full of flavour. It’s not lacking in that way at all which can sometimes happen. Definitely recommend this one.

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52

Though slightly watery, as bagged teas tend to be, this isn’t your standard CTC package. Instead of the bitter, short-flavored tea you might expect, you get a fairly well-rounded cup with a lot of chocolate and hints of barky, mossy, decomposing forest underneath. I like to pretend I’m somewhere exotic and completely elsewhere when I drink this tea.

Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Dirt, Moss

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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84

For an impulse buy at Whole Foods, this tea has been outstanding.

Flavors: Bergamot

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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80

I thought the flavour of this tea was solid. I enjoyed my cup of it thoroughly. I had mine as a London Fog Latte. Really yummy! The only tea my partner will drink and likes is Earl Grey and he wanted me to try it done this way. I’m so glad I did! I’ve never been a huge Earl Grey lover before but done this way, I could drink it every day and it would be a real treat. It was freezing cold outside today and this really did the job of helping me warm up. I look forward to getting another one in the future.

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60
drank White Rose by Numi Organic Tea
82 tasting notes

This came in my October Tea Sparrow box. It’s a pretty simple rose flavoured white tea, nice enough but not my favourite rose-y tea by any stretch. I just got a little gram scale for weighing tea, and was amazed that 3 generous teaspoons of this only amounted to 2.8g – so I’m beginning to see why Tea Sparrow recommends 1 tbsp per cup!

Flavors: Rose

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Chocolate Puerh by Numi Organic Tea
1740 tasting notes

Handed to me by a colleague, who knows I enjoy tea. Smells like chocolate and cinnamon. Tastes about the same.

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67
drank Rooibos Chai by Numi Organic Tea
13 tasting notes

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Preparation
10 OZ / 295 ML

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67
drank Rooibos Chai by Numi Organic Tea
13 tasting notes

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70

This is by no means a bad tea, it just isn’t anything particularly special. It is an extremely floral tea, which you would expect with a name like white rose. It brews a light golden color and tastes like roses. If you enjoy rose milk or anything of the sort, there is a probability you will like this. I do wish it was a bit more full-bodied, there are plenty of blending agents that could boost this tea’s flavor and give it a more well-rounded experience.

Flavors: Rose

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55

This one isn’t really working for me. Having just come back from Poland I’ve had a lot of beets and cabbage recently so I’m very familiar with the taste of both, and despite how dark red this brews up the taste of it is mostly cabbage. It’s oddly sweet, but not in a way that reminds me of beet flavor—beets are just about my favorite vegetable and I would have loved to find more of them in here. Instead it’s reminiscent of cooked cabbage, but not balanced enough with salt or other flavors to be appetizing. The consistency is watery like the other savory teas, but in this case I find it more unpleasant than I found the others. I’ll be giving it a pass.

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50

Standard Jasmine green tea. nothing special. I was cleaning out tea bags to give to a friend since I rarely/if ever use tea bags anymore and I thought I would try a few again before I passed them along just to make sure. I’m torn. Do I give It away or keep it? It’s not bad. I just love the flavor and smell of a strong jasmine. Think I’ll give it away. It’s a light scent. Nothing wrong with the taste. it’s just not special. And I’m sure I have other great choices to pick from so this one would get skipped over a lot.

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88

What a weird and interesting tea. The last savory tea I tried was a lot like soup, and I’d say this is even more so. There’s a feeling of a thin tomato soup, maybe with some cucumber too, herbed and spiced and then packaged in a teabag. It’s definitely not bad and in fact I think it’s very drinkable, but you’d have to be in a certain mood for it.

Flavors: Cucumber, Mint, Pepper, Salt, Vegetables

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68

Santea Clause Traveling Tea Box

I’ve been spoiled by excellent shou pu’erh. This shou is pretty weak, but its notes – coffee, damp earth – go well with the chocolate flavoring, which itself is good as far as bagged tea goes. Makes a comforting cup on a cold autumn day.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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71

Tried this mediocre bad boy at cheesecake factory with the missus. Went well with the burger I had, nice strong flavour. The tea flavour was somewhat lacking but it had a nice “umph”.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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75

Smells of roses waft
Liquid floral scent across
My palate dances.

Flavors: Floral, Rose

MushroomBugg

Thanks. :)

Cheri

I really enjoy your little poems. That’s why I started following you.

MushroomBugg

I’ve enjoyed making them, so I’m glad they make someone else smile too. _ I figure I don’t really know enough about tea to make tasting notes worth a crap. But this way I can improve my tea tasting skills and my ability to haiku. And who doesn’t like tea-themed things?

Cheri

Hey, tea is about what you like, what you taste, not anyone else. Don’t worry about your notes. Have you seen mine? Most are completely useless for anyone else.

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95

I wasn’t too sure about tea and chocolate together, but this one passed the test. I will definitely order this one when I drink down a few of my teas.

Flavors: Chocolate, Spices, Tea

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83

I was hesitant to try this tea since I have mixed feelings about cardamom. I must admit I was pleasantly surprised.

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