A review of 100% Organic & Pure Green Tea by Organic & Pure, Inc.

Company: Numi Organic Tea
Tea Name: Cardamom Pu-erh
Tea Type/Varietal: pu-erh
Region: Yunnan, China
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf:
Liquor Color: Dark Red, very dark like rich chocolate
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

As I have been having many pu-erh teas of late, I notice each time when pouring the tea water into my cup with the tea bag already in it that the teas’ color right away, first a light orange/cantaloupe color to the dark red resulting at end of steep time.

The tea’s aroma is pungently of moisture with hints of spice when I am sipping the tea. The mustiness is what I am met with when first trying the tea and with each sip and allowing the tea settle in my palate I note the spices.

2nd Steeping:
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

The tea is steep for less time using the same tea bag and color is very much the same dark red and the pungent moisture/dampness is not as strong but still remains and this time more of the spice of cardamom is coming through.

As I have been sampling many spice teas of late for this season and the one spice seeming a stranger to me is Cardamom. So I thought to give a proper look up of it. I have read of this prior but had forgotten.

Cardamom is a peppery ginger lemon flavor—small black seeds from a tropical shrub are used to flavor herbal tea blends.

Cardamom was one of the first spices brought to Egypt along the trade routes from Eastern India. It grows only in rain forests with at least 150 inches of amount rain fall and seeds from cardamom can be used to sweeten the breadth.

In all this tea is a sweetly aromatic and spicy.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Nicole

Cardamom is one of my favorite spices. I’m not sure about pu-erh though. Maybe I should try this one.

gmathis

I don’t know that I’ve ever had cardamom in anything but chai … normal cooking uses?

Nicole

Excellent in breads and pastries.

Bonnie

Cardamom is used in Indian cooking. Well, the only thing I want to know is how you liked the puerh with cardamom? The taste?

Bonnie

I looked at your blog and you do a nice job. It’s lots of work I know! Takes me forever to write only a small story!

seule771

I am sorry if I did not make it clear that with the added cardamom to the pu-erh acted as another layer to getting past the mustiness/wet/dampness of the taste. It was done nicely; the pu-erh is intact and the cardamom is just an adage; a layering of sort. It was the same with the ginger as well. I like Numi’s pu-erh and in fact I have wanted to keep stock of their teas but I have yet to accomplish this. Income is minus on my part. Thank you for reading and happy holidays. I don’t have friends here, I know this. Best.

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Nicole

Cardamom is one of my favorite spices. I’m not sure about pu-erh though. Maybe I should try this one.

gmathis

I don’t know that I’ve ever had cardamom in anything but chai … normal cooking uses?

Nicole

Excellent in breads and pastries.

Bonnie

Cardamom is used in Indian cooking. Well, the only thing I want to know is how you liked the puerh with cardamom? The taste?

Bonnie

I looked at your blog and you do a nice job. It’s lots of work I know! Takes me forever to write only a small story!

seule771

I am sorry if I did not make it clear that with the added cardamom to the pu-erh acted as another layer to getting past the mustiness/wet/dampness of the taste. It was done nicely; the pu-erh is intact and the cardamom is just an adage; a layering of sort. It was the same with the ginger as well. I like Numi’s pu-erh and in fact I have wanted to keep stock of their teas but I have yet to accomplish this. Income is minus on my part. Thank you for reading and happy holidays. I don’t have friends here, I know this. Best.

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