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.

Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.