Saturday, June 29, 2013

Numi Organic Tea Spinach Chive

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, dark green
Ingredients: organic spinach leaves, organic chives, organic dried lime, organic dill, organic onion, organic decaf green tea, organic coriander, organic tumeric and organic garlic
Steep time: 10 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup with lid
Liquor: deep gold

I received a sample of this tea in my goody bag when I attended the New York Coffee and Tea Festival. Numi's new Savory Tea line has had my intrigued for some time. The flavors are so different from those that you would ordinarily see in tea. The instructions on the filter teabag were also unique in that they state that the tea should be steeped for 10 minutes while covered. After the time was up I took a whiff and the first thing that came to mind was soup. Considering the ingredients of this blend, that wasn't all that surprising. The taste carried the soupiness a bit further. It was salty, spicy, sweet and incredibly savory all at once. I felt like I was drinking a cup of broth. This is not necessarily something that I would drink on a regular basis but I could imagine nothing that would be more comforting on a day when I am feeling under the weather. I'm definitely curious about the other blends in this line now, especially the tomato mint.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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