- 100 percent natural
- Certified Kosher and Halal
- Smooth body and sweet finish
My favorite tea
But this year, the Numi Ti Kuan Yin is available at quality and price that bests the experienced importer. I dunno, maybe they got lucky at an auction or somthing. But we’ve been enjoying this tea!
You can spend 3 times as much and get better tea. But then it’s too expensive to drink every day. Buy this!
Smells and tastes like turpentine
Maybe I got a bad batch, but I will not buy a Numi tea again after this bad experience.
For the first few times I made tea – I enjoyed it – good taste, no bitterness and big whole leafs.
The problem is that every few spoons I found a hair attached to one of the leafs. First I thought it might be mine, even though it didn’t look like it. The second time I was puzzled. After the 3rd time – I poured a lot of it out on a plate and found LOTS of hairs! They are simply attached to the dried leaves.
I am a clean freak and keep all food in clean cabinets. Tea package was sealed all the time with a clip. This hair made it all the way from the factory – where it somehow got to it during the drying process – where the leaves shrink to little balls.
This tea ended up in the garbage and I’m back to tea bags.
Tastes good but WAY too much caffeine for me
Best ever Oolong tea
It’s a light delicate flavorful tea that can be brewed 2 to 3 times by refreshing it with more hot water. It is non-acidic like some other teas. It need no addition of cream or sweetner. I’m currently drinking 5 to 6 cups per day as it is so delicious and light. It’s not exactly a green tea when brewed but a light amber color, with the hint of a flora or fruity taste. The added plus at Amazon is the price and very quick shipping.
I would strongly recommend getting this tea for any tea lover and I’m sure they would be pleased if they enjoy a good quality chinese tea.
Sorry to Buck the Trend… But I Didn’t Like This Tea
Excellent oolong tea from Numi.
The tea itself is clean and fresh with nice leaves. It’s a mild tea with the true oolong light aroma, color, and mild taste.
imo, a good buy.
A Favorite Oolong
A variety of this tea comes from Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province. It is called “Monkey Picked Tieguanyin”. According to legend, the tea leaves were very difficult to harvest because they grew on the cliff faces on Wuyi Mountain. Local Buddhist Monks trained monkeys to pick the leaves from the inaccessible tea trees. Today, Monkey Picked Tea denotes a high quality Tieguanyin, although it is no longer picked by monkeys (if it ever was). When buying tea make sure you buy it from a reputable dealer to ensure you are getting authentic tea.
Numi’s Iron Goddess of Mercy (TGY) tightly rolled leaves DO give a solid plink when you drop them into your pot. Use about a tablespoon full for every cup. The bright, dark green leaves unfurl to about 7x their size after several infusions. Put sure to do a short rinse and 1 minute rest to clean off and “wake up” the leaves. This batch of tea from this specific vendor brewed up a lovely pale yellow broth with a light floral aroma on only slightly vegetal flavor with wonderful mouth-feel. It remained very sweet through several infusions with no apparent bitterness. I started the brews at around 3 minutes and gradually lengthened my infusions. It is only moderately oxidized and not roasted, making a very pleasant and drinkable tea cup after cup.
There are better teas if you are willing to pay for them, but at this price, Numi’s TGY is an excellent daily drinker. 16 oz. is a lot of tea to drink before it begins to lose flavor, so start brewing as soon as you get the package. Enjoy!
A great tea that lasts a long time
Multiple brewings, a little going a long way, a great price, and very tasty tea add up to one heck of a package. If you are sensitive to caffeine, be aware that oolong is right in between green and black teas in caffeine content and the first pot is usually very strong on flavor. It is so strong that some people even lighty coat the leaves in hot water until they expand and then pour off the water and add more to get rid of the powerful taste. In doing this, they also remove much of the caffeine, so that might be a handy trick for those wanting to cut down on their caffeine intake.
Highly reccomend this product. It will last you a very long time and prove to be your staple for tea.
Simply awful compared to other fine teas I have tried. Even Red Rose Decaf teabags taste spectacular compared to this stuff which tastes like straw at best.
Total waste of money.
Good but weak tea
Incredible Value TQY
The package I received was labeled as organic, although that is not reflected in the item details.
The price is excellent, you can easily pay up to $60/lb for comparable quality TQY, especially if purchased in smaller quantity packages. It’s not top of the line luxury oolong, but it is much better then many TQY offered at the same price range.