10 Tasting Notes
I have been drinking this like crazy now that the cold weather is finally here. Adding just a touch of honey and a splash of milk makes this a nice dessert tea or a sweet treat in the morning ( healthier and much less expensive than a coffee drink from a chain!). The pumpkin taste is subtle but still delicious!
I received a sample of this tea and was really disappointed. The smoky smell was overwhelming right out of the package and didn’t dissipate when hot water was added to the bag. Rather than being a pleasant smoky smell, it conjured up mental images of bar-b-cue in tea form. I just wasn’t happy with it.
The first sniff reminded me of an Orange Julius or an orangecicle, which is a WONDERFUL scent. However this is where my love for this blend stops. Upon steeping, the tea loses its citrus scent and the taste is just…bleh. There isn’t anything defining or memorable about the taste, which is disappointing.
Before it’s brewed, right out of the envelope, you smell more of the spice than the actual lemon. However the lemon smell really comes through after brewing. It has a very refreshing citrus taste that isn’t at all overpowering. Also, it doesn’t leave a yucky aftertaste like some other lemon-flavored teas leave. It’s delicious with a bit of honey and I imagine this would be a good tea to drink when you’re under the weather.