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Numi Organic Tea

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81

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.

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79

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.

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50
drank Rooibos by Numi Organic Tea
14 tasting notes

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.

Flavors: Earth

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70

Basic chocolate Pu er, nothing special, not especially chocolate tasting, more of a plain Pu er taste.

__Morgana__

I haven’t had this in a while but I remember really liking it. Sorry it was disappointing. (Now I feel like having some!)

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75

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.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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69

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…

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81

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.

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100

a great tea for the first of the honey-bush teas I’ve tried

Flavors: Honey

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Sipdown #71, this one came from Sil. I’ve drank it before, & it’s ok, but not something that will ever take up residency in my cupboard.

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69

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.

TheTeaFairy

You are very honest about you sipdowns Morgana, I can appreciate that.

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SIL! I’m pretty positive that I sent this tea to YOU a year ago! :p
Silly!
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.

Sil

LMAO oopsy… on the plus side this isn’t YOURS coming back to you…

Terri HarpLady

Are you sure? hahaha

Sil

Yes! Omg sent it to me I think…it’s new lol

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73

Sipdown no. 73 of the year 2014. It appears there was one bag of this left in both the home and work stash. It was really the BF who sipped this down because he didn’t want to drink the chocolate teas I made this morning. He finds the entire idea of chocolate tea “gross.”

Kewl. More for me. ;-)

I did have a couple of sips before I gave him the cup and I enjoyed this more than my original rating reflected so I’ve bumped it up some. I am sure I have other teas scented with Osmanthus in my possession and I think I had been waiting to try those to see how they compared, so I rated this on the low side. Unfortunately, I haven’t actually dug around to find those other teas and compare them. But on a non-comparative basis, this is a delicately scented tea that steeps to something with flavor and with lack of plantiness. Since I sometimes find that to be the trade off with white teas—either they’re so delicate as to require me to play find the flavor, or they have an aspect of them that’s rather like the stems of cut flowers after they’ve sat in water for a week—I give this points for being the happy in between.

Flavors: Flowers

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85

A smooth, sweet tea. I drank it with sugar but probably could have done without it. Doesn’t overbrew or get bitter. Very tasty, but there’s nothing unique about the flavor.

Flavors: Honey

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 8 min or more

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50

Another restaurant, another trial teabag. This is one of the teas I have been carrying in my purse for just this purpose. This tea is somewhat disappointing. Even though every item in the ingredients says organic it smelled artificial and very medicinal. Strong cinnamon taste, very little orange. Will not be purchasing this tea. Luckily all I had is the one teabag:)

Flavors: Cinnamon

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Rooibos Chai by Numi Organic Tea
2277 tasting notes

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drank Rooibos by Numi Organic Tea
94 tasting notes

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88

So I had this this morning while I did some laundry (I’m so exciting!) and it kind of blew my expectations completely out of the water. From the dark cocoa powder smell of the bag to the rich, earthy cocoa essence in the flavor, this cup seriously delivers. This is a true replacement for dark chocolate cocoa. I just. Wow.

I’m mildly uncomfortable with how good this is being a bagged tea and all.

ashmanra

I liked this one, too. I tried the chocolate mint one and really really didn’t like it, but gmathis tried it and did. But I am not the biggest fan of mint, although I find it soothing in a lot of teas.

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12

Seaweed taste both in aroma and aftertaste. I love seaweed itself but not as something to drink. Thankfully it’s a part of a sampler. Never again.

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77

This was a surprise form OMGSrsly!
And yay! Numi Teas! Yes, they’re bagged, but they seem to pack a lot of flavour in each bag. This one delivers exactly what was promised – dark chocolatey notes mixed with earthen wonder. I like it!

Also, I missed removing an earlier sipdown so I’m actually at 159 now! WOO. I won’t hit 150 by February though. I could push it, but I won’t.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Sil

sooo we aim for 150 by the end of Feb?

Cavocorax

Of course! How hard could that be?
giggling

OMGsrsly

I have both your addresses! So it could be very hard. plotting

Cavocorax

Nooooooo
(although to be fair I have the same reaction to these posts when it’s other people)

Amariel

LOLOMGSRLY

OMGsrsly

I have little piles of tea all over my bookshelves. Tea for swapping! Makes it hard to find things when people ask, though. I SO need to organize my stash!

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64

I got this as a free sample at the Philly Coffee and Tea Fest 2013. I actually was excited to try this. Never saw it before, but I really like Numi teas and Beet Cabbage-I mean, who would of thought. Said to let steep for 10 mins-which I did. It had a red color to it, but it wasn’t as red as you would think being beets are in the name. I think the black tea mellowed out the red. I could smell the beet and cabbage as well as the black tea. Tasted all three as well. The cabbage was distinct, I think you have to like cabbage, to like this. All in all, I would drink again. Think I would try the tomato one first. I actually have the spinach chive, which I am going to try tomorrow. This is just what it says it is, tea with veggie taste added, so don’t read into more than that-it is what it is!

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85

2 bags for 500mL water @100C, steeped 4 minutes, drunk bare.

I scored a box of this at the office this morning, and I’m quite pleased. Numi Tea is very hard to find in my city; one coffee shop stocks it, but not this one.

A decent Yunnan. Honey and malt notes but no astringency. Livelier than the Wild Black Yunnan from DavidsTea. Yum.

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64

Backlog:

Back before Goodies Co. went out of business, I got a sample of this tea in one of my goodies boxes. I could smell the onion-y chive right away, from the moment I tore into the package. I could smell the other vegetables too, it reminded me a bit of a vegetable broth sort of smell, but with a hint of citrus.

Unusual but tasty. It’s a bit thinner than I wanted from it – it might be better if the tea wasn’t decaffeinated. It would have probably tasted more round and had a more satisfying taste and texture.

Mild and tasty though. Not bad.

Yvonne

Oh wow – this one sounds extremely unique!

seule771

Might make good for a broth with a name like that I am thinking. I have yet to sample their ‘vegetal’ vegetable line. Although good for you, I bet.

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