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I decided to pull this one out because my stomach is not feeling very happy this morning, and I know sometimes mint tea has helped this situation in the past, so here goes. I followed the package directions, steeped it for 3 minutes in boiling water that’s been “slightly cooled.” The aroma is quite strongly mint, and not much else, maybe just a hint in the aroma that this is not just straight mint. I decided not to sweeten it, since I thought that might diminish the effects of the mint on my stomach. The pu-erh really takes a backseat to the mint, but there in the flavor as well is the barest hint that this is not an herbal. I’ll give this one another try at a later date, when I can perhaps do more to coax the pu-erh flavor out (and maybe steep it a little longer… I got impatient, wanting to settle my stomach).
So, I tried this on vacation in South Carolina, where I was annoyed that I didn’t bring enough good tea with me. Instead of Higgins & Burke at McDonald’s on the way down, there was…. a nondescript tea bag from storage that they had to go searching for. So I was really excited to see some actual tea in a cafe across the road from where we were staying. I hummed and hawed before choosing this one and I think I made the wrong choice. :(
The smell reminded me of oranges and cloves at Christmas, which I really liked. The taste was underwhelming. They really took the “spice” part of the title too far. I was expecting more of a citrus flavour. I sipped on this while playing mini-putt, which was a pain because I had to put it on the ground or make my fiancé hold it at every hole, but the bigger disappointment was that I had to walk thru the mini putt office to go to the course and the office had oodles of birds shitting oodles of bird poop in it. The smell was terrible, and as a kid I had a thing where I thought smells would go into my drink or food and I’d be totally put off. That nearly happened. I put on my big girl pants and sipped 1/3 of it, it but when the lovely course owner offered us another round on the house, I had to pitch my tea. Not only was it a nuisance to hold, but it was totally blah, and I didn’t like the spices.
I like this. I had it at work today with a bit of brown sugar. It smells like a bouquet of roses. Frankly, the teabag looks like it too – all I could see was petal bits, no actual tea. The flavor of the base is kind of interesting. It’s heartier than I expected from a white tea, but it balances nicely with the natural rose flavor. I want to drink this a few more times before rating it, but so far it’s enjoyable.
So good! I’ve tried another brand of Jasmine Green, and it was just too strong and the green tea too bitter every time. This tea is just right, the jasmine smells amazing and the green tea is smooth and not bitter. I drank a whole box in about 2 weeks, this tea is my new afternoon obsession.
Flavors: Floral, Green, Jasmine
Bag: Leaves are about 3-4mm in length, bag is white filter paper. Tag contains name of tea and brew length which is 4-5 minutes.
Tea: Dark Maple syrup colored after 4 minute brew at about 200F. Aroma is a light earthy smell, barely noticeable. Flavor mild even earthy flavor nothing to write home about, with a rough astringent after taste that drys the back of the tong. After getting through most of the cup there was an was a mild oak flavor coming through.
Notes: I wouldn’t get this tea again, It was too astringent (bitter drying aftertaste). After drinking 12oz of the tea I needed a glass of ice water. Luckily I was able to try this out at a local coffee place without having to buy the whole box.
Flavors: Astringent, Oak wood, Wet Earth
I’ve been searching for a cocoa cinnamon tea to replace a rooibos variety that Tea of Life no longer makes (at least that I can tell). This one is delicious! The Pu-erh means it tastes more like a tea, but it has the same smooth creamy-ness and hint of cinnamon that makes me so happy. Sweet bliss!
Very dark tea in color, taste is classic Yunnan but with some strong hints of Shu like notes….and the aftertaste is kind of like the aftertaste of a good cigar …its an odd little bagged tea but a good one!
Flavors: Malt, Oak wood, Tobacco
Shame on me. I picked this up a month ago in a coffee shop in Rutherfordton, NC and I’m just getting around to trying it. I don’t normally pick up bagged teas, but Numi seems respectable enough. And the word “yunnan” always gets my attention.
This is one of those teas that darkens the water pretty much instantly. By the end of 20 seconds, it looks practically done. The packaging said to give it 4-5 minutes, so I went with 4. The aroma as it steeps makes me think of puerh. It definitely has that aged, somewhat musty-sweet scent. By the end of the 4th minute, it’s as dark as coffee. Also like a puerh. Hmmm. Not what I was expecting.
So, after tasting it, I’m definitely feeling like I’m drinking puerh. Numi’s description says it’s made with yunnan tips, but that’s not what I’m getting. I can only kinda taste that raisiny goodness. It’s smooth like a puerh, too, with just a hint of astringency and bitterness. The more I drink it, the more I notice a nice maltiness. I’d love to see what this does with a splash of milk.
Flavors: Bark, Bitter, Malt, Musty, Raisins, Sweet, Wood
I had this tea for the first time 12 days ago…and I’ve had a cup every morning since then…so good. It’s so smooth for a strong black tea. I leave the tea bag in the cup while I drink, so it sits there for a good 15-20 minutes, but it’s still powerful enough to get a good second steep! I generally never get a good second steep out of my tea bags. I really have to try more Yunnan black teas…but first, I have a lot of tea to work through…it’s a good problem to have! Happy Wednesday, everyone! :)
Thank you, Steepster friends! When I joined this site last Saturday, I immediately started to see notes about Yunnan black tea, and they were all positive…so, I knew that I needed to try this tea! It’s bold, but so smooth. I immediately made a second cup after I was done my first, just to make sure…so good! If the bagged tea is this good, I’ll definitely have to try some loose Yunnan black teas. Add this one to the regular rotation!
Cooking TTB #13
I almost didn’t try this tea because it sounded a little too out of my comfort zone.. I mean spinach chive tea… Don’t you mean soup?? Anyway in the end I decided to give it a go, what’s a TTB for if its not to get you tasting something you wouldn’t usually pick for yourself?? And I’m so glad that I did! This was actually very tasty… With a slight punch of citrus and a savory flavor dominated by chives this is definitely something I would buy!
My first blooming tea. Definitely one that is better to look at rather than drink. It was extremely bitter and still hours later leaves a bad after taste lingering in my mouth. Couldn’t really taste much else, and re steeping it didn’t help. Display was beautiful though
Flavors: Bitter, Flowers, Green
Though this is definitely a better-quality pu erh than that often found in grocery stores, it has the usual problem of being mistreated in transit/storage in a way that makes it taste “off.” I’ve bought it from two different sources, one online and one offline, and both times found it to have the fishy taste that you get when pu erh has been stored improperly. I’m guessing that somewhere along the line it spent too long in a hot storage center.
The fish taste doesn’t mean the stuff’s going to poison you! It’s just not how it’s intended to taste. If you’re determined to purchase it, maybe try ordering directly from Numi’s website.
Flavors: Barnyard, Fishy, Forest Floor
Yeah, this one just didn’t work for me.
After a few sips, I realized it tasted like something familiar: hardly tomato and hardly mint, but more like a steak seasoning or rub. Couldn’t finish my cup.
Flavors: Herbs, Peppercorn
My favorite of the veggie teas thus far. Broccoli Cilantro has less of a broccoli taste and more of a pesto, herbal flavor that’s surprising pleasant as a with-dinner drink. I didn’t expect to like any of the veggie teas, but this one made a great impression.
Flavors: Broccoli, Herbs, Pepper
I purchased a Numi sampler not too long ago, and the Chocolate Pu-erh really stood out. The chocolate was creamy and understated without tasting artificial or like a carob product, really excellent iced. I’m going to have to commit to a full package soon.