Numi Organic Tea Mint Pu-erh

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: small, mottled green
Ingredients: organic green puerh, organic Moroccan mint
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 200 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: amber

This tea was packaged in a paper filter teabag. I’ve had puerh and mint combinations that I have really enjoyed. Unfortunately, this was not one of them. The mint was overwhelming and the combination of that with the barnyard-y puerh gave me the overall impression that I was drinking mothballs. The weird thing is that some people might enjoy that but it just didn’t float my boat. I think that this blend would have been so much better if they had used a darker, more robust base tea. For example, Rishi makes an awesome vanilla mint puerh. The difference is that they used a much darker puerh and added spices to balance the mint. I would probably not recommend this tea.

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