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Numi Tea Flower Jewel

White Jasmine flowering tea.

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Beautiful presentation ...and a pretty good tea too!

  • Oct 29, 2010
Rating:
+4

For those looking for a more exotic tea drinking experience and who like white Jasmine tea, Numi's Flower Jewel is worth a look. About the size of a gum-ball, these jewels slowly open in water to form a flower shape around the central amaranth flower. They are meant to be decorative so glass teapot is a must when preparing this tea.

Decorative does not mean tasteless though. As a white tea, the flavor is mild, but rich and soothing. The jasmine is wonderful but does not overpower the tea. I have had stronger jasmine teas, but this one is quite balanced and tasty. I used a small glass pot when preparing it and was able to get more than 7 yummy infusions out of the jewel before the flavor and scent began to fade. The white tea tips are plentiful and of a high quality and don't get bitter if seeped for long periods.

I must deduct some points though for the high price to tea ratio and the fragility of the flower jewels. Pouring hot water directly on them can cause pieces to fall of and after the 3rd or 4th infusion more of the flower starts to fall apart, though to be fair the main flower shape remains fairly intact. Some even come out of the box starting to missing the central flower or bits of leaf. Better packaging might solve this.

If you want a tea experience that looks as good as it tastes and smells, or are entertaining and want a conversation piece, then Numi Tea Flower Jewel should be on your short list.
Beautiful presentation ...and a pretty good tea too! Beautiful presentation ...and a pretty good tea too! Beautiful presentation ...and a pretty good tea too! Beautiful presentation ...and a pretty good tea too!

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Quick Tip by . November 08, 2010
posted in Tea Time
How ironic, I just bought this tea yesterday. Ihad a Groupon coupon and I also purchased the glass tea pot for flowering teas. I love it.
Quick Tip by . October 29, 2010
posted in Tea Time
To help keep the tea flower intact, either add it to the pot after it is filled with hot water, or slowly and carefully pour along the sides of the pot and not directly on the "jewel".
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