Iced Classic Pu-erh (Numi Tea)

It's been a while since I've reviewed an iced tea. In the interim I've had a few I've liked and a few I haven't. This iced Organic Classic Pu-erh from Numi Tea provided a nice respite from the usual iced tea by offering up a pure iced tea. But to have a mass market iced pu-erh is something special altogether.

This is the fifth and final entry in a series of posts on Numi Teas' new Pu-erh Iced Teas.

Quick Info
FAB* Rating 3/2/3
Company Numi Tea
Blend Name Classic Pu'erh
Blend Base Pu'erh
Country of Origin China
Package Type Bottle
Price per Package $2.99 USD
Quantity ~ 12 fl oz
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

After the Organic Mango Pu-erh, the Organic Jasmine Pu-erh the Organic Mint Pu-erh and the Organic Earl Grey Pu-erh I reviewed in the past few days, this iced Organic Classic Pu-erh is a continuation in the impressive collection Numi seems to be putting together with these iced pu-erh teas. And that's no joke at this point. So far, four bottled teas, and four winners by my taste.

Numi Classic Pu-erh

Numi Organic Classic Pu-erh

The liquor appears an almost opaque amber-black, but it's difficult to tell through the bottle the color is so dark.

As with most iced teas the aroma on this one is pretty weak. You've got to be right up on it to smell it. The limitation here appears to be physics. Aroma just doesn't carry as well in a cold climate.

The earthy textures common to pu'erh teas come out here. There's some gritty earthen natural flavors playing on the palate. Some hints at honey and chocolate in the body.

This tea has some medium astringency in the tail and does cause some light dryness of the palate. This particular tea is not as subtle as the rest.

Fans of Pu-erh or CTC style (fine grain) black teas might enjoy this iced beverage. Because of its more subtle nature when iced, those who don't typically enjoy Pu-erh as much might still want to give this one a try.

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