Leaves: Tea Bag
Color: Reddish brown pink
Taste: I was excited when I spotted this tea at my local Whole Foods, I’ve heard a lot about Numi teas & looked at the flavor selection online. I decided this would be my first tea from them. The aroma from the tea was amazing even before I could even open the box, holding it to my nose right away noticed the peppery spice aroma. That made me even more excited~ I went to brewing the smell of the spices were stronger opening the tea bag. Due to this being a white tea i bought my water to a boil allowing to to cool for a few minutes first. The first steep was 4 minutes the spice aroma remained & was a reddish brown pink color (complex) with good clarity. The first cup was quite spicy from the peppercorn followed up with a sour citrus tone. It was disappointing, the next day I made another cup this one brewed for the same amount of time it has the spice aroma but no spice taste what so ever. It was as though I was drinking a cup of hot sour oranges (I was able to finish the cup). I thought it would be nice to try an organic tea bag with no flavors added to get a more real experience compared to other bags that use natural flavors. Overall I didn’t like this tea, maybe I expected too much coming from this bagged tea due to it’s properties. I ended up returning it to the store b/c i knew I wasn’t going to drink it anymore.
I made this tea again 6/11/2016, Allowing it to cool for 2 minutes
This time around i decided to try it with sweetener coconut sugar & honey. The color was a rusty tone and the clarity was cloudy as i couldn’t see the bottom of my cup. The taste of the 3m was sad and watery I added 1 tsp of coconut sugar but it didn’t really help. 4m the color was much lighter in comparison to the first steep, the clarity remained the same. Spice it once had was completely gone honey didn’t do much.