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Lately I’ve been really down on astringency, knowing that it can really compliment a tea but not being at all in the mood for a harsh mouth-smack. This Earl Grey was exactly what I needed.

As other have said, this is not so much perfumed as it is brushed over with a natural, floral aroma. The assam itself is mild but still flavorful, certainly enough for a bagged tea. Until I find something better, this will be my goto bagged Earl Grey.

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79

After a hectic few weeks which included moving again, getting papers published, and all that good stuff, I’m glad to be able to slow down and enjoy a cup of tea again!

This is pretty good for a bagged green tea. Numi has always been above-average in my experience. The tea has an inviting, “deep green” aroma, and brews out to a golden green color, with a vegetal undertone. It is quite light-bodied and develops a slightly astringent mouthfeel as it cools, but on the whole it is smooth and sweet.

Staying with family for the next few weeks until I head to China for the summer. Today’s tea is from my parents’ tea stash, and while they have a huge variety even by my standards, I think only the bagged teas are ones that I’d be able to find in the database…so maybe I won’t log all the “unknown green tea #3985” here, haha. I can imagine this quandary will only grow by another hundredfold when I actually go to China!

Mike

I like this one too. A little bit lighter than I’d like, but still, nice flavor for a bagged tea. Have a great trip to China! :)

Mikumofu

It is indeed nice to have a lighter, no-fuss green tea on hand. And thank you, I’m very excited! :)

Mike

Awesome! I bet you’ll come back with a lot of great green tea!

Mikumofu

I hope so too!

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80

It’s so pretty. Really, it’s hard to look at that teabag brewing with its bright orange bits in an increasingly golden infusion and not comment. There’s also a long steep time recommended by Numi, 8 minutes. So, you’ll have some time to stare.

Ok, so the time is up. I was surprised at how enjoyable this was, although I smelled and tasted quite a bit of chamomile mixed in with the warm, kitchen-like do of the turmeric, and I’m already a huge fan of chamomile. The turmeric itself is, well, turmeric. It’s in there, and while I don’t drink enough turmeric tea to know if this is high or low quality, I like it. I also added a little sweetener once I made it halfway through the cup. Wow. It really sweetens well, the way a chai might.

P.S. I sneezed twice while this was brewing. I’m going to blame the turmeric,as well as my sniffer getting a little too personal with the tea bag. If I don’t encounter the same thing next time, I’ll revisit this tasting and exonerate the tea.

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25

I wanted to try this because of all the health benefits it apparently has. It has a very different fermentation process than other teas. The dry tea didn’t have a strong smell but after steeping, it smelled fishy, which was very odd. Wouldn’t recommend it, but I’m open to trying a different pu-erh tea (maybe a flavored one).

Flavors: Earth, Fishy

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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74

I’m not wholly sure what this stuff is, but it’s pleasant and I’ve especially enjoyed having a cup after some shamefully indulgent meals. The first time I think I did so in order to simulate desert, but there’s not a lot of chocolate here. It’s more like mild spice blend with a hint of muted chocolate. There’s some earthy puerh in there, but it’s overshadowed by the not-exactly-chocolate blend.

There’s also the mystery of the bag. It’s like there’s some AI in there that detects the second steeping and turns off all flavor. I literally cannot get a second cup out of this.

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drank Rooibos Chai by Numi Organic Tea
2784 tasting notes

Good evening Steepster. I’ve gotten into a habit where I drink black tea in the mornings, then some coffee, and green tea in the afternoon. I’ve definitely been trying to deplete my current supply so there hasn’t been a lot of new tea reviews from me. I miss my yixings and have been contemplating bringing one in to work every so often but I’m undecided it that would be a good idea.

This one I got a few days ago, I like rooibos chai especially in the evenings. Maybe I need to try this with two teabags, but I found it kind of light on flavor. I’m getting a bit of rooibos and some gingery clove, but it isn’t one of my favorite rooibos chais by far since it seems kind of light. I had it with soymilk and no sugar, it was ok like that. I suppose I will finish the box but this was just kind of “ok”

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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This is very yummy!! I am actually full of tea and had some leftover hot water to use up so I threw this teabag into a cup. I am still drinking it even though I’m somewhat water logged, lol,,,,it is that tasty!
It tastes like those old Lipton noodle soups in a box (do they still have that? probably) that I would have as a kid on a snow day.
The box says that this mix contains 6mg of sodium so this is definitely a lovely little starter for a quick soup that you could add spinach or other easily heated veggies to.

Flavors: Broth, Fennel, Salt

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Kirkoneill1988

i shall try this someday

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drank Mate Lemon by Numi Organic Tea
474 tasting notes

I swear I have boxes of this in my desk drawer at work. I’m not sure what ever came over me to get so many but I’m going to make a valiant attempt to drink some of these down.

This isn’t a bad tea. I like the lemon tart flavor I’m getting and the pick me up from the mate. Just not sure I needed 3 boxes worth of it. This is going to be a long sipdown.

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drank Mate Lemon by Numi Organic Tea
474 tasting notes
Tealover

Numi tea is one of my absolute favourite brands! You should try the decaf ginger and lemon or orange spice flavour :-) Such a treat.

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drank Mate Lemon by Numi Organic Tea
474 tasting notes

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drank Mate Lemon by Numi Organic Tea
474 tasting notes

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THE RUNDOWN
1) Pre-Taste: Ooh so dark at only 3 minutes of brewing. Intense scent, too. Earthy, with a hint of mud. I like that in my pu-erh.
2) First Sip: Delicate and yet so dark. That’s unusual for pu-erh, especially since it was so fragrant post-brew.
3) Second Sip: Much fuller mouth feel and flavor in the second taste. Definitely taste the earthiness more. I wish I had better descriptive words for earthiness. Like its not a forest earthy but a plantation earthy. Maybe a hill or mountaintop?
4) Final Thought: Definitely a richer soil flavor than other bagged pu-erh teas. The final sips made me think of potting soil a bit too. If you like earthy and want the convenience of a bag instead of loose leaf, you may want to try this tea.

Flavors: Dirt, Earth, Wet Earth

Preparation
Boiling 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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drank Gunpowder Green by Numi Organic Tea
87 tasting notes

I have grown to love this tea…in just one week. I liked the smoky flavor at first, but thought it was too mild. I think I was used to my loose leaf gunpowder green teas, because I make them much stronger. I adjusted to this tea’s lightness and actually like it quite a bit. Numi is 2 for 2 for me…I’ll have to try more of their teas!

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drank Gunpowder Green by Numi Organic Tea
87 tasting notes

This tea has a nice smoky and pleasantly bitter flavor. However, it is way too mild and light. I’ve had it twice with one bag for 8 ounces. I think I’ll double up on the bags next time…should make for a nice product. It’s too bad that it is so light, because it’s a nice quality tea otherwise.

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drank Mint Pu-erh by Numi Organic Tea
216 tasting notes

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).

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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87

I really love the nutty notes of this green tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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57

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.

Flavors: Cloves

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55

Very light tasting tea, I would try two bags next time.

Flavors: Herbs, Honey, Rose

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank White Rose by Numi Organic Tea
532 tasting notes

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.

Flavors: Rose

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100

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

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec 10 OZ / 295 ML

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90

Delicious tea – not very familiar with puerhs yet, so I can’t speak to its quality as a puerh, but I would happily drink this delicious chocolatey brew daily.

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40

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

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 12 OZ / 354 ML

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100

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!

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