Sometimes Green Puerh can be a bit acidic for me, but this blend is awesome! It’s smooth, floral, and surprisingly easy on the stomach. If you’re in Oakland, try some @ NUMI – 2230 Livingston St.
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“I'm coming back to this one to try the same experiment I tried last night with the Mint Puerh. Since this one actually has green tea in it as well as pu erh, I'm wondering which version will come...” Read full tasting note
“I only had two samples of this and I took them with me to dog sit tonight whilst my parents are out. They have gone to see a band called The Cult, my mum used to be engaged to Ian Astbury the...” Read full tasting note
“Perhaps my sense of smell and taste aren't keen enough, but I'm not picking up the magnolia or anything else flowery really. It's basically like a plain pu-erh although it is on the lighter side...” Read full tasting note
Numi’s Magnolia Puerh enraptures the senses with sweet layers of floral scents. Rich and aromatic, this blend of black Puerh, picked from 500 year old wild-harvested tea trees, and magnolia-scented green tea is complexity at its most superb. Magnolia Puerh changes with every sip, taking you on a journey of flavours from flowery vanillas and earthy notes to hints of fruit – all wrapped into a joyful, wholesome cup of tea. You will fall in love with Magnolia Puerh and never let it go.
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Hm, I’m just not that into this one. When I think about it, this tea has a light earthiness that’s not too strong and easier to take for someone newer to puerh (me) while having some floral overtones, so I shouldn’t be surprised by the taste. The “magnolia” sets up an unreasonable expectation for me that this tea will be more floral, which I know is silly. I guess this is a good tea to drink if you want the health benefits of puerh but don’t really like the usual strong earthy flavor, but I wouldn’t expect floral. I imagine this disappoints people who like puerh because it’s not as flavorful as a strong puerh and disappoints people who like floral teas because the earthiness overwhelms the magnolia. It’s a hard one to win, I think. With my expectations in check, I’ll probably enjoy the next cup more, as I’ll know what I’m picking.
Smooth and pleasant. I drank it with honey. I left the bag in my large mug as I drank, and it tasted good when steeped 5 minutes and tasted good when steeped 20. It’s not something I will step over babies to get again, but I wouldn’t refuse it if it were given to me (as this bag was).
I’ve never had any other magnolia-scented teas, so I’m not sure how to rate this one. I like it, but am not enamored with it. Not like jasmine, anyway. I probably won’t buy it often, but it does in a pinch. I’m having some now with a few drops of lemon in it. The lemon doesn’t detract, but actually compliments.
Queued post, written May 3rd 2014
You may have noticed that I’ve lowered my posting frequency from daily to three times a week. I’ve got the queue whittled down to 14 pages and I haven’t been adding to it very much lately, so I’m trying to delay the point where I run out of pre-written posts and the system collapses.
This was from the first round of the EU TTB.
I’m not sure why I took it. I’m not sure what to say about it now that I’ve had it either.
I did try to pay attention to it, but even then I found I couldn’t put words to what I was tasting.
It was sweet, somewhat flowery, a great deal wood-y and sort of green tea-ish here and there. Really, that’s all I’ve got.
It was relatively pleasant, though I’m sure the magnolia scenting has been done better by other companies in the past.
Decided to try this one when a Numi sales rep was visiting my local Whole Foods – I got $3 off! I’ve been drinking it at work, and I just love the scent. The puerh itself is nice. Nothing special, but great for daily drinking, esp at work when I’m not paying attention. I went back to snatch up another box a $3 off. The only thing – can’t really brew this more than 3 times unlike loose leaf, though I suppose green peurh is less robust with more brews.