Snow Day Review: Numi Winter Spice

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It’s another snowy day here in New England! We’re beginning to wonder if it will ever stop! Do you think it will be July before we can see our lawns again?

Overall Rating:

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 — this tea is a bit delicate.

Katie says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @200 (below boiling)
Steeped: 2.5 minutes
Served: Nothing added then enjoyed with a touch of honey.

This a a great fall & winter tea. It has all of the same flavors as mulling spices. If you like a nice mulled wine or cider try this as a lighter version. The light clean taste of white tea pairs well with this traditional cold-weather spices giving them a chance to shine through.

This a great tea for anyone cutting back on caffeine. It would also be a good choice for late afternoon if you are sensitive to caffeine later in the day. Many decaf teas are a but lackluster so try this low caffeine option instead!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 — this tea is a bit delicate.

 

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Abby says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @180 (well below boiling)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Numi’s Winter Spice is a blend of delicate white tea, cinnamon, clove and orange peel. Dry in it’s bag and while it steeps this tea gives on a wonderful spicy and herbaceous aroma that makes you want to try it immediately. Although light, you are able to taste all of the ingredients in each sip. The cinnamon and clove come out at the front and the sweet orange lingers after. I wasn’t able to pull out the taste of the white tea in my first few sips, but then realized that the flavor of the tea is simply adding an earthiness or herb flavor to the traditionally sweet spices.

White tea is lowest in caffeine, so this tea makes the prefect afternoon cuppa! It  would also be a great way to warm up all day if you have made a resolution to cut the caffeine. BTW, are we still talking about resolutions now that is February? 🙂 Remember that white tea isn’t as forgiving as other teas, so don’t oversteep and make sure your water isn’t too hot!

Let’s not to forget to talk about some of the other reasons I love this tea: Organic – yay!, Fair-trade – double yay!, Non-GMO – hooray for food labeling! The more you know about where your food and tea come from the easier it is to make decisions about what you consume.

Pro tip: Resteep this tea! For the second steep I let it sit for 3.5 minutes. The second time around the cinnamon and clover were strong, but the orange peel faded. It was still tasty and worth the second cup!

 

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves: Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 3 of 5 — this tea is a bit delicate.

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