Thursday, April 23, 2015

Numi Tea in Single-Serve Realcups

Numi teas; Cosy mug courtesy of Duralex.
I've been enamored with Numi teas since they came up with the idea of the "blooming flower" teas that expand in the hot water to form a beautiful presentation.

Their newest offering is about as far from those blooming teas as you can imagine. The single-serve Realcups are designed to work in a Keurig coffee maker.

But, unlike the cups that are filling up landfills, these are recyclable. So you can have easy tea and not feel so guilt-ridden.

I like tea a lot, but I'm prone to leaving a teabag (or loose tea in a holder) in the water for too long. It's just too easy to get distracted and walk away from it and forget about it.

With the Numi Realcup, it's just brew, and drink.

I was given all four flavors to sample - Aged Earl Grey, Jasmine Green Tea, Moroccan Mint, and Rooibos Chai.

Of the four, the Moroccan Mint was my favorite, but that's simply because I love mint tea. It's a perfect warming drink on a chilly evening. I liked the Earl Grey more than I expected. Not that I dislike it, but it wouldn't be my first choice. This one, though, is a nice morning tea.

The Rooibos Chai had the spicy chai flavors, but it wasn't overwhelmingly strong, so it would work well with food or by itself. The Jasmine Green was my least favorite, but only because one of them had to be last.

Overall, I liked all of them, and I liked the convenience of being able to just pop one into the machine and have the tea brewed correctly. Oh, and Numi teas are organic, if that's important to you.

If you don't have a Keurig machine or don't like the cups, even if they're recyclable, Numi also sells loose tea, teabags, and those crazy flowering teas. And other stuff.

Who's it for: Tea lovers who love their Keurigs

Pros: Easy to use, recyclable.

Cons: If you're intense about recycling, you'll want to tear the cup open and compost the tea, so that lessens the convenience factor a bit.

Wishes: More flavors!!! More! More!

Source: I received this from the manufacturer for the purpose of a review.

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