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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.
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:)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Sipdown no. 25 for the year 2014. The entire family joined in, as there were exactly four bags left.
Personally, I’m glad to see it go. It was purchased as an experiment more than anything else and it has served its purpose.
The kids REALLY like it, though. I hope I can find something else they’ll like just as much so I won’t feel like I suck as a mother if I don’t restock this. ;-)
found this tea bag floating around in my desk drawer. Started steeping it, forgot about it, ran back to my desk in a panic that I had over-steeped it. Luckily it tasted good. Added some brown sugar, and it was even better. If I came across this one in the store, I would pick it up. Good flavor.
Okay, finally one that isn’t from the Tea & Cards box. I’ve been eying the garden sampler of these for a while and finally sprung for it: I like vegetable teas as a rule and these look so interesting. I’m having a little before-bed snack and thought this would go well with it. (It does, for the record: spiced goat cheese and pretzels.) This smells so good! It’s like soup, in the best possible way. I want to eat the bag but I think I’ll hold off for now.
I expected this to steep up green, but it’s actually orange! It smells a little spicy brewed up, too. Maybe that’s the turmeric coming through? It tastes like soup, too! Good soup, of course, and without all the salt. It would be fun to try and cook with this as a soup base or seasoning, but I also like drinking it.
ETA: The blend of spices in this leaves the effect of salt on my tongue even though there’s none in this cup. How interesting!
I was a bit apprehensive about this tea since chocolate teas are usually artificial tasting or taste like weird watery chocolate. This was a pleasant surprise. I don’t know if I would be able to pick out that it was a chocolate pu-erh from tasting it by itself, but I enjoyed it. It’s not too sweet so that it is reserved for a dessert tea (though I tend to drink my pu-erhs as a digestif) and it did not have any funky taste to it.
This is a great, grocery-store available introduction to pu-erhs for those that are a little intimidated.
Bonus: NUMI uses no pesticides in their tea or plastics in their tea bags.
I actually started out with this tea getting several samples from World Market with the “Pu-erh to the People” campaign. I’ve had some really high end loose pu-erh’s before so I figured why not try this one. I have to admit, for tea bags this is some high quality stuff! The chocolate blends perfectly with the pu-erh and they don’t vie with each other. It is worth noting that the other spices are almost all chai spices, but they don’t make this taste like a chai at all! In fact they sort of add to the chocolate and tea so you hardly notice them. Overall this tea was great as far as bagged pu-erh goes.
I thought this was the second least weird (or maybe the least weird overall, now that I think about it) of the Savory Teas, because I love carrot juice, and I’ve seen carrot and curry spices in teas before, so I ventured into this cup tonight.
This steeps up literally smelling like a curry. Or at the very least like an Indian spice shop. The curry and carrot smells are most striking, but there’s definitely ginger and a subtle amount of cilantro.
The cup has an overall smoother and brothier mouthfeel than the Tomato Mint. There’s a fresh cilantro burst in the sip, as well as the salty umaminess I experienced with Tomato Mint. There’s definitely a carrot element that seems to hit right after the cilantro, and the curry seems to be a blend of spices, and reminds me of the McCormick Mild Curry spice blend.
This is kind of like a meal unto itself, and I really enjoy this. Definitely more of a soup than the Tomato Mint. This is an awesome winter drink.
A friend gave me a teabag of this to try. She told me it was her favourite chai tea and I didn’t have the heart to tell her I am not a huge chai fan. Plus it is only one teabag so I figured I could give it a try since she was generous enough to share.
Tbh, as far as chais go, this one is not bad. The clove is strong but not overpowering and there is a nice balance of spices. Also, the rooibos is surprisingly muted for a bagged tea.
I added some milk as well and that toned the cloves and brought out the nutmeg. It is good both ways actually so I am glad I gave it a taste. Would I buy this? Definitely not. Would I turn down a cup? No.
I’ve been wanting to try these savory teas for near forever now. Our normal grocery store doesn’t carry them, so I didn’t have much hope, but the store near Fiance’s parents’ house did. So here we are!
I got the sampler with all six flavors and this once sounded the least weird, so it’s where I started. But it was still weird. Good weird. But weird.
On the front of of the sip is a salt and delicate pepper flavor, mingling with a brothy tomato with a little bit of lemon brightness. Then the mint hits somewhere in the middle and is pleasingly balanced with the other flavors. The tail of the sip is more straight on pepper and just a little bit of lemon.
This is so much like drinking soup, but it’s not nearly thick enough to even feel like a broth. I really enjoyed it, but I cannot emphasize enough how weird this is.