Savory Teas are an exciting concept we were eager to try, so when we got our hands on Numi's wide range of savory flavors we were excited to take the first mystery filled sip of warm earthiness on a cold winter day.
Our mouths exploded with a supreme mixture of flavors that are not quite a soup but more than a tea. Each tea bag contains mouth watering blends of decaffeinated tea with vegetables, herbs, and aromatic spices.
First up was 'Tomato Mint' that left our taste buds lingering with underlying notes of well, tomato and mint, followed by a top of spicy black pepper and other winter-y spices. You almost expect your mouth to fill with the creamy goodness of a warming tomato soup but the tea quickly defies what you're brain is accustomed to, and not in a bad way.
The second tasting was 'Beet Cabbage' which offers a blend of beet, cabbage, dried apple, parsley, orange peel, honey-bush and more. A lighter tasting smooth tea with a sweet finish thanks to the beet and apple elements.
Our third tasting was given to 'Carrot Curry' which was an exciting blend of Indian inspired flavors like curry, turmeric and ginger. The Carrot plants an earthy and sweet element that blends the multiple layers of this full bodied tea together. This one was a star and would go perfect with a simple afternoon snack of cheese and crackers.
The savory teas definitely don't make up for a hearty bowl of soup, nor are they even comparable, but they do deliver a delicious and healthful satiation to an afternoon snack craving or an even better late day pick me up than a sugary, caffeinated beverage. They could also pair well with a light lunch like a grilled chicken salad or caprese sandwich, adding to the bounty of garden flavors and earthy spices.
by Craig Chapman
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