18 Days of Tea

I ran across a box of Numi Organic tea at Wegmans and decided I was up for an adventure of new tea flavors. This is a preview of all of the teas I will be trying for the next 18 days. They were randomly placed back into the box so I do not have a priority order.

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This is the rating scale I will be using throughout the 18 days:

5/5 – Excellent

4/5 – Pretty good

3/5 – Good

2/5 – Fair

1/5 – Terrible

November 1, 2016: Chamomile Lemon

img_9997I brewed it for a little over 5 minutes like suggested and added honey. It smells kind of bland and has a plain but earthy flavor. There is the tiniest hint of lemon but it is very very weak.

Rating: 3/5

Rationale: This is a herbal tea for relaxation and calming effects so I feel like it is a true representation. Would I have it again? Not my top choice, but I wouldn’t be opposed to drinking it again. It actually might taste pretty good iced. Will I go buy a box? No.

 

November 2, 2016: Moroccan Mint

img_0003I brewed it for 5 minutes as suggested. The smell is just so perfect I wanted to dive right in. I added a tiny bit of sugar as I found it a little earthy and wanted to take the bite off.

Rating: 4/5

Rationale: I really like mint tea. As an herbal it is probably top of the line for me, but in most cases I will choose a black tea over this. That being said I might get a box of this to have at night during the winter because it is such a happy uplifting tea.

 

November 3, 2016: Aged Earl Grey

img_0004I had a little incident and brewed this bad boy for a good twenty minutes before I remembered I made tea – it has been a long week. I added a touch of milk and a tiny bit of sugar.

Rating: 5/5

Rationale: I never really liked Earl Grey before, but this is just phenomenal. I would like a box of this pronto! Sure it does remind me of fruit loops but the tea is just so smooth and gentle and delicious. There was no acidity or harshness even with me brewing it for 20 minutes. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!