Today's review is a bit different from the once we've done in the past. We won't just be talking about one tea but three! We got all that's left in our Numi Flowering TeaTM Petite Bouquet box and set out for a brewing bonanza. 

Numi Flowering TeaTM Petite Bouquet box contains four varieties:

  • White tea (Dragon Lily and Lavender Dream ) 
  • Oolong tea (Sunset Oolong)
  • Black Tea (Golden Jasmine)

For this review, we tried Numi's Lavender Dream white, Golden Jasmine black, and Sunset Oolong flowering teas. What happened to Dragon Lily?

Numi Dragon Lily Flowering Tea

We've reviewed Numi Dragon Lily Flowering Tea a couple of weeks ago. You can check it out here

Golden Jasmine Black Tea 

Golden Jasmine Black Tea, Numi Flowering Tea

This was the first one we tried because we did the review early in the morning and thought a cup of nice black tea would give us a boost... and it sure did!

Tea Basics

  • Flavor Profile: Hints of chocolate
  • Caffeine Content: Nothing was mentioned but black tea (in general) has high level of caffeine
  • Steeping Time & Temperature: Three to five minutes with boiling water
  • Steeping Instructions: Place Numi flower tea blossom in a teapot and pour boiling water. Steep for three to four minutes to have the flower bloom fully. Swirl tea to even the flavor.
  • Price: $85.95 for an 8-ounce bag, with approximately 30 blossoms 

Dry Golden Jasmine Blossom

Just by holding the blossom, you'd know this was made with full attention to detail. Nothing was out of place or loose. 

We tried doing a timelapse to show the flower blooming but we had a few challenges: 

  1. Our glass teapot was too big. We tried it with Dragon Lily and it didn't quite work.
  2. Our glass teapot was too small. Because we've already done this once, we have an idea how big a blossom could bloom and our cup just won't give enough room. 
  3. The liquor was too dark (we're complaining) that the bloom wasn't visible enough.

Despite all these, we're still showing you what we had! We used a beer mug for steeping (hey, you gotta do what you gotta do, right?) 

Steeped Golden Jasmine Blossom

We steeped each blossom twice although you can resteep three times at most.

Numi Golden Jasmine Flowering Tea is a full bodied black tea with chocolate notes you'd immediately notice on first sip. The liquor is very dark brown (almost like coffee or cognac), which is expected with black tea. But it also has a somewhat creamy appearance.

The flavor lingers in your mouth and gives an aftertaste that makes you want to have another cuppa! It has a subtle Jasmine aroma, which is perfect. I'm not really into anything Jasmine but I didn't mind the aroma of this tea.

Golden Jasmine is a great morning tea, giving you a good boost to start your day. Although it may be high in caffeine, it didn't give me that jittery feeling —that I often get when I've had too much coffee— even after my second mug. 

Overall Experience With Golden Jasmine

Numi Organic Tea did a great job with this! In fact, of the three I tasted today, it is my favorite. If I were to stock up on this, I'd keep it as one of my morning tea options, next to Tealyra's Black Dragon Pearls.

Sunset Oolong Tea

Sunset Oolong Flowering Tea by Numi

Tea Basics

  • Flavor Profile: Nutty richness with hints of peach
  • Caffeine Content: Nothing was mentioned but the caffeine level of oolong tea is between that of green tea and black tea. 
  • Steeping Time & Temperature: Three to five minutes with boiling water
  • Steeping Instructions: Place Numi flower tea blossom in a teapot and pour boiling water. Steep for three to four minutes to have the flower bloom fully. Swirl tea to even the flavor.
  • Price: $85.95 for an 8-ounce bag, with approximately 25 blossoms 

Dry Sunset Oolong Blossom

Numi Flowering Tea, Sunset oolong blossom

Similar to Golden Jasmine, the Sunset Oolong blossom is a tight ball. The bright pink and orange colors on top (which initially resembled crepe papers) make it look livelier and more inviting than the rest of the blossoms in this sampler set. 

Steeped Sunset Oolong Blossom

The liquor has a beautiful golden brown or amber color. The first thing I noticed was its grassy aroma. It reminds me of the scent of freshly mowed grass. Next that got my attention was how thin it feels in my mouth. It also has a very light, and subtle nutty flavor with no aftertaste.  

Overall Experience With Sunset Oolong

I love the simplicity of this tea. Numi's Sunset Oolong Flowering tea is a good aftermeal tea. Its subtle flavor and aroma relax you and give your senses a respite after a heavy (and most probably flavorful) meal.  

Lavender Dream

Lavender Dream Flowering Tea, Numi Organic Tea

Tea Basics

  • Flavor Profile: Tangy
  • Caffeine Content: Nothing mentioned but white tea generally has a low caffeine level 
  • Steeping Time & Temperature: Three to five minutes with boiling water
  • Steeping Instructions: Place Numi flower tea blossom in a teapot and pour boiling water. Steep for three to four minutes to have the flower bloom fully. Swirl tea to even the flavor.
  • Price: It seemed you can only get this in a pack. Numi's Flowering TeaTM category on their website doesn't include this variant anymore.  

Dry Lavender Dream Blossom

Lavender Dream Blossom

I loved the aroma of Lavender Dream's blossom so much it made me excited to try the tea. Unlike Sunset Oolong, which has a very subtle aroma, Lavender Dream has a strong fragrance you'd immediately notice when you take it out of the packaging.

Steeped Lavender Dream Blossom

The liquor has a strong Lavender aroma and overwhelmingly tangy flavor. Its color is light brown with a tinge of Lavender. It also has a strong astringency that stays in your mouth longer than you'd want it there. On the second steeping, I was hoping the flavor would mellow down a bit but it didn't.  

Overall Experience With Lavender Dream

I loved the smell of the dry blossom but I didn't like the liquor it produced. If you like a stronger-flavored tea this would probably work for you. Unfortunately, it didn't for me. Among the four blossoms, this is my least favorite variety. 

Final Thoughts on Numi Flowering TeaTM

Numi Flowering tea

If you're getting into blooming or flowering tea, buying a sampler pack is the best way to go as you get to try different varieties and decide which one you'd want to stock up on.  

Trying out this pack has been a unique experience for us. A part of it was challenging as we didn't get the beautiful blooms we were hoping to have. Hence the absence of photos of the blooms in this review. They all just looked like leaves bundled together and left in the mug to steep. Come to think of it, that's what they are! Haha! 

The aroma of the four blossoms were great. Although Lavender Dream's flavor disappointed us a bit, this pack is still worth a try as the remaining three did give us a great tea time!

Ready to buy? 

You can get this pack here.

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Aileen

Aileen is a content manager and tea enthusiast. If she's not crafting interesting content, she's busy searching for the perfect cup of tea and swooning over Earl and Troy, her cats.

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