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Numi Organic Tea Flowering Gift Set in Handcrafted Mahogany Bamboo Chest: Glass Teapot & 6 Flowering Tea Blossoms

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  • 6 Flowering Tea Blossoms; 1 16 oz. Glass Teapot; Steeps 18 pots
  • The # 1 selling holiday gift item on Amazon.com grocery in 2010!
  • Handsewn tea leaves and flowers blossom when steeped
  • Made with organic tea and 100% natural ingredients
  • When steeped in hot water, these rare Leaves of Art slowly blossom into a bouquet of breathtaking shapes and exquisite flavors.

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Numi Organic Tea Flowering Gift Set in Handcrafted Mahogany Bamboo Chest: Glass Teapot & 6 Flowering Tea Blossoms + Primula Flowering Green-Tea 12-Count Variety Pack with Gift Canister + Primula Gift Set of 12 Assorted Green Tea With Fresh Jasmine Flowers
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Indications
Organic green tea, Amaranth flower, Osmanthus flower, Organic oolong tea, Organic black tea, lily, Jasmine flowers, Jasmine scented organic white tea, lavender flowers, hibiscus flower

Ingredients
beautiful mahogany case filled with 9 bouquets of tea leaves that blossom into a myriad of flavors from sweet and subtle to rich and bold. The stylish glass teapot included is ideal to observe the flowering tea petals.white teas: starlight rose, flower jewel, dragon lily, lavender dreamgreen teas: emerald sun, jade fortune, jasmine pearlsblack tea: midnight peony, black beauty

Directions
When steeped in hot water, these rare leaves of art slowly blossom into breathtaking shapes. Requiring no tea bag or strainer, flower teas are environmentally kind as well as easy to serve, just a glass/tea pot(included).

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Product Description

About the Brand

Numi's vision is to inspire well-being of mind, body, and spirit through the simple art of tea. Numi elevates the tea experience through quality, creativity, and authenticity. We are grateful to those who contribute to our tea journey, and we hope to have a positive impact on all members of our "Communitea"--from farmer to packer to our fellow tea drinker. Conscientious of the impact of our actions, we aspire to be environmentally responsible and globally sustainable by using recyclable and biodegradable packaging and sustainable bamboo in our merchandising.

The Numi Journey
In the fall of 1999, brother and sister Ahmed and Reem had a vision-to revive the serenity, creativity, and comfort that is inspired by the simple art of tea. Both artistic souls and world explorers, the two siblings have combined their belief in the transcendental properties of tea with their individual passions for photography, art, and culture. The result of this blend was Numi Tea, a refreshing and innovative selection of teas and teasans that awaken the palate, inspire the soul, and gracefully enhance water's unique potential.



The brother and sister duo behind Numi Tea
Ahmed, the master alchemist behind Numi's blends, discovered the calming simplicity of tea and herbal teasans while living in Prague, Czech Republic, where he co-owned and ran two teahouses. A distinguished photographer, Ahmed used his artistic and intuitive nature as a foundation for his innovative and artisan approach to the blending of teas.

Fluent in English, Arabic, French, German and Czech, Ahmed is a citizen of the world; each pot of Numi tea is an amalgamation of his worldly cultural knowledge, his in-depth understanding of teas, and his appreciation for quality.

Ahmed's sister Reem has a background that is almost as diverse as the selection of Numi teas. Before the advent of Numi, Reem, a biomedical engineer, moved to Italy to nurture her artistic aspirations. Reem has exhibited her artwork around the world in San Francisco, New York City, Melbourne, and Florence. But you don't need to be a globetrotter to admire her artwork--Reem's original paintings are also exhibited on each one of Numi's packages. Inspired by her brother's photos and by the meditative nature and timeless essence of tea, Reem painted Numi's artwork using oil on small tin plates, with imagery that evokes a slower, more contemplative way of being. Reem believes that tea, like art, has a universal essence and is a portal for self-reflection.

What started as a dream in Reem's small Oakland apartment moved to a lovely 25,000 squrare-foot space on the Oakland waterfront and has progressed into an exciting and delicious journey. Since its beginning, Numi has carved a distinct path in the U.S. tea world by introducing exotic teas such as Rooibos (Red Tea), Lemon Myrtle, Honeybush, and Dry Desert Lime, and also by offering full-leaf tea in teabags, without added oils or flavorings. Numi continues to pave the way and set new tea trends, most recently with its creation of the hand-sewn and handcrafted "Flowering Teas."

Product Description

Packaged in an exotic hand-made dark mahogany bamboo case, this Flowering Tea Gift Set is filled with six bouquets of tea leaves that blossom into a myriad of flavors from sweet and subtle to rich and bold. The stylish glass teapot included is ideal to observe the flowering tea petals. A simple luxury that heightens the tea experience and makes for a conversation piece, these Leaves of Art are a true tea lover's bliss. We invite you to experience the simple elegance of a true tea transformation--elevating loose leaf tea to the next level; Art. Requiring no tea bag or strainer, flowering teas are environmentally kind as well as easy to serve; just use the glass teapot (included). The gift set includes six varieties: Dragon Lily: White Tea with orange Lily petals and osmanthus flowers has a velvety apricot flavor. Jasmine Lovers: White Tea leaves and string of jasmine flowers releases honey nectar taste. Lavender Dream: White Tea leaves and crisp, aromatic Lavender flowers compliment a tangy Hibiscus flower. Shooting Star: Green Tea and pink Amaranth bulbs have a buttery fragrance with fruity notes. Sunset Oolong: Oolong Tea leaves and Lily flower have nutty richness highlighted by peach. Golden Jasmine: Golden-tipped Black Tea scented with delicate jasmine imparts hints of chocolate.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 9.8 x 6 inches ; 14.9 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 2.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B000FFIL92
  • UPC: 280692809505 680692809008 680692809503
  • Country of Origin: China
  • Item model number: ogh-numi
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (457 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #547 in Grocery & Gourmet Food (See Top 100 in Grocery & Gourmet Food)
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Customer Reviews

I bought this set as a gift for a friend with whom I share a love of tea.
Kiera
Everyone loves to watch the "flowers" bloom and the tea is tasty and very good for you.
Connie
This tea set comes in a cute bamboo box and a very nice hand blown teapot.
Oliveluv

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

297 of 304 people found the following review helpful By Working Mom TOP 1000 REVIEWER on September 29, 2006
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I've waited a long time to get this set as it was very expensive when it first came out. It was well worth the wait, actually would've been well worth the cash had I spent it earlier. Amazon has a really low price on this.

The clear glass teapot holds about 16oz when full. Each tea flower will make 3 pots. The 3rd pot of tea is as good as the first, the 4th is weak.

The tea itself is excellent. Some of the best I've tasted and I'm very particular about the tea I drink. I've been enjoying the variety that came with the pot - haven't found one I've disliked yet and it is fun trying them all.

Since you will get about 6 cups of tea with each tea flower - they are all beautiful, I put the teapot on the table while the tea steeps so every can enjoy it. You will want to drink this with family or friends.

The whole set comes packaged nicely in a bamboo box that looks handmade. The box is pretty enough to be re-used for something else. The variety of tea is in a smaller bamboo box.

If you are looking for Christmas gifts, this would be an awesome one.
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90 of 96 people found the following review helpful By fireflycat on March 30, 2006
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This is a wonderful item! I bought it when I first heard about flowering tea. It's a great starter kit because it comes with 9 different kinds of tea--all of which are beautiful to watch and delicious to drink. Now that I bought this set, I know which ones are my favorites.

I made my first pot of flowering tea when I was having a very bad day, and the simple act of brewing this tea and admiring the beautiful shapes and colors made me feel so much better. It sort of turns a normal pot of tea into an event!

I plan to buy this again to give as a gift. I love it.
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118 of 130 people found the following review helpful By KisaCar on October 16, 2006
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I got this set a few weeks ago, and have tried most of the teas that came with it.

The teapot itself is somewhat fragile (especially if you are used to Beehouse brand), but is well worth the extra care. After the novelty of flowering tea wears out, you will still be able to amaze your guests with the beautiful sight of tea leaves unfolding into a gorgeous flower.

This is not your every day after-work-relaxing experience for several reasons. Cost, for one. The flavor of the tea itself is also not what you are used to. If you are a serious tea gourmand, you might be put off by the exotic experience, and you might have a better teapot for your cherished first flush darjeeling (or silver needle, for that matter): the glass looses heat very rapidly, and the strainer that comes with the teapot is a joke at best.

For what it is, however, this is an excellent addition to any kitchen (an especially good gift for a tea lover who has everything). I ended up buying Bodum glass teacups to match this teapot, and using it more for decorative purposes.
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42 of 46 people found the following review helpful By bezoarrn VINE VOICE on January 10, 2007
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I had no idea what to expect when I purchased this item. I was looking for a nice tea pot and strainer combo. I figured I'd give it a shot for the price. I was in for a surprise. What a joy to the eye, soul, and palate.

Now, if you are looking for a large, sturdy tea pot - keep looking. This is a very delicate, small, 16 oz pot. I didn't get a strainer. No big deal. I don't need another one. What I did get for this tiny price is the most remarkable visual and sensory experience that lifts my soul after a long, hard, stressful day at work. From the moment I opened the Amazon box and saw the lovely bamboo box, I was sold. Then when I opened the box and found the tea in a mini bamboo box, I was very pleased. How beautiful is this presentation!

When the tea blooms in the pot, it is a beautiful site to see. The small tea pot then makes sense. The size and rounded body are the perfect showcase for this unusual product. Besides, it is the perfect fit for my large glass latte cup. I've had no problem pouring the tea, and my lid fits perfectly. It is delicate, so I am extra careful.

I've had no problem with the tea blooming using boiling water. I temper it with a metal spoon as a pour it into the pot. I don't want to chance cracking the tea pot. The tea tastes delicate and delicious. I get 3 pots from each bloom. I like my tea strong, so I brew it longer than recommended, but it never gets bitter. The second pot tastes best to me, but the 3rd pot is still excellent. And the colors of the brewed tea are beautiful also. They seems to glimmer with multiple hues. Don't ask me how or why.

I will be reordering this tea! You can't put a price on the relaxation I get from this experience. As a matter of fact, I'll be ordering a second gift set for myself - my boyfriend and I are fighting over who gets to keep the bamboo box! Besides, if this pot breaks, I want a back up.
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81 of 94 people found the following review helpful By M. Huynh on November 3, 2006
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The packaging looked nice but excessive and the actual contents were somewhat disappointing. The actual amount of tea in the individual small plastic baggies in the small bamboo box in the shredded paper padding within the larger bamboo box within the paper wrapping within the cardboard box within the plastic air packets within the shipping box was miniscule. The bamboo box that it came in that houses the teapot and box of tea is cute but not the sturdiest thing ever. I hope I never drop it. It's also a lot bigger than I realized it would be. As for the teapot, it's cute but a good glass teapot doesn't have the sort of imperfections you can see in this (unless I'm just unlucky in getting the one with the bubbles).

Lowest price I've seen this here: about $18
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