Monday, September 2, 2013

Numi Organic Tea Tomato Mint

Photo: Numi Organic Tea
Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: small, varied colors, somewhat grainy texture
Ingredients: organic tomato, organic onion, organic mint, organic lemon peel, organic parsley, organic cinnamon, organic black pepper, organic decaf black tea, organic allspice
Steep time: 10 minutes, covered
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup with lid
Liquor: deep brown

I am a big fan of +Numi Organic Tea's Spinach Chive and have been eagerly waiting for a chance to try the rest of this unique line of savory teas. The tomato mint immediately struck me as even more broth like. It was darker in color and had a strong, spicy aroma. The taste was just as robust and spicy with slightly sweet finish. The allspice and pepper were in the forefront but I was still able to pick out the individual components. The black tea was a bit lost in such a melange of flavors but otherwise I thought that this blend was fairly well balanced. I cannot wait to experiment with cooking with tea. Stews and gravies definitely come to mind. I might even try my hand at a savory scone. I'll be sure to post any recipes that I come up with.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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