My go-to tea when I am sick is Rishi’s Pu-erh Ginger. Nothing makes me feel better than a hot cup of it! I am in quite the conundrum at the moment since I am at my parent’s for the holidays, and I’ve come down with the flu. Well, I thought it was a cold at first, but 5 days later and I’m just feeling worse so sadly, seems like I caught the evil winter bug. And I don’t have my beloved tea! But just in the nick of time I got my swap package from Kasumi which mercifully contains ginger pu-erh.
I have only tried a few Numi teas but I’ve liked them all, so I had high hopes for this. It smells great for a bagged tea, and brews up nice and dark. I sweetened my cup liberally with honey, but I took a sip before and the earthy, woodsy flavors come through very well. The ginger is nice and sharp, not quite as strong as the Rishi blend (unsurprising, since I’m comparing bagged vs loose-leaf) but it’s so nice and warming and a smidge peppery. The perfect throat-soother! And, miraculously, I got 3 steeps out of one bag and the flavor didn’t even fade! Just increased the time by 2 minutes, I think I’ll try for a 4th before I curl up in bed for the night. Thanks so much, Kasumi!