Numi Magnolia Puerh Tea Giveaway
Numi Teas have quickly become one of my favorites. Organic and smooth, fair trade and fresh. The varieties are endless, and one of their new additions to the Numi Tea family is Puerh tea. Puerh has a unique history behind it, one that adds to the enjoyment of drinking in its smooth flavor. Numi tells the story of Puerh:
Puerh’s ancient history, filled with secrecy and mystery, dates back before the Han Dynasty to over 2000 years ago. During that time, tea was transported by mule and horse caravans along five main routes known as the ‘Tea Horse Roads’. The first and most traveled road started in the village of Pu Erh (pronounced ‘pu-err’), in the high mountains of the Yunnan Province, China’s most Southwest region near the border of Laos and Vietnam.
Merchants on the trading roads compressed tea for easier travel and to maximize their load. These long journeys from western to eastern China (the size of the U.S.) led to a mysterious but extraordinary process. To the tea traders’ surprise, the tea tasted better at journey’s end then the beginning and yielded additional health benefits. It is said the Last Emperor’s mother, known as the ‘Beautiful Countenance’, was cured of her gout from drinking this amazing tea named Puerh.
The secrets of processing Puerh have been guarded for generations and still remain a treasured tradition. Although all teas come from the same plant, Camellia Sinensis, Puerh is made from a different variety that grows on wild, old, tea trees or bushes, known as ‘broad leaf’, found in the cool, crisp, pristine Yunnan Mountains. Numi obtains its Puerh tea leaves from rare 200-500 year-old wild-harvested tea tree varieties, not the pruned bushes that are 40-50 years.
Although Numi’s Puerh tea won’t travel to you via mule mail, they do provide wonderful Puerh teas in a few different flavors: Emperor’s Puerh (black tea); Mint Puerh; Chocolate Puerh; and today’s giveaway, Magnolia Puerh. The Magnolia Puerh is an organic green tea blend with a hint of magnolia. Between my husband and myself, we managed to drink a box in a matter of a few weeks! It’s mellow and smooth, no bitterness as I’ve found the case to be with Numi, and wonderfully uplifting without the jitters. This quickly became a preferred green tea here at the house.
Now it’s time to enter to win your own box. Numi is giving away one box of Magnolia Puerh tea to a carp(e) libris reviews reader. Enjoy!
Rules for Entry:
1.) Just visit the Numi Tea site and tell me what you liked or learned there. (You may enter once a day – following entries don’t require you to answer the question.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
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