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drank Pumpkin Spice by SensibiliTeas
1112 tasting notes

My first tea from The Traveling Teabox!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I tried this one first because you could smell it the minute you opened the box :) Cinnamon, cinnamon, cinnamon!!! When you open the tea package, you can see great big pieces of cinnamon bark, and wee pumpkins made of sugar!

It brewed up into a nice medium bodied tea. The first sip was great! Really flavorful and spicy and strongly flavored of pumpkin spice. By the second sip I started to think of the flavored coffees that were popular in the early 1990s. By the third sip I started thinking of the super heavily scented candles!! I was then convinced I was drinking a candle and found the tea overwhelmingly artificially flavored. It was just Too Much.

But! If you like flavored coffee, you just might like this one! It is nestled back in the Traveling Teabox ready for more tastings from Steepsterites!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Ricky

Aww, it’s unfortunate your first tea from TTB wasn’t a success. Keep digging, keep trying! =]

TeaEqualsBliss

Oooo…wait…that’s means it’s getting closer to me! LOL YAY!

JacquelineM

Ricky – it was kinda cool tho – if I would have had that tea awhile ago I probably would have ADORED it. My tastes have really changed as I’ve learned more about tea, and having this tea really confirmed it. I think of it as a kind of backwards success :)

TeaEqualsBliss – I’ll have it out by monday! I’m gonna send it priority USPS so you should have it super duper soon!!!!!

teaplz

How many teas are currently in the TTB? I’m kind of curious!

JacquelineM

I took 10 different types of tea, and added 15, and I would say that I didn’t touch about … between 15 and 20! In short – a fantastic variety!

Angrboda

AWESOME!
How is it doing size-wise? I hope it isn’t getting out of control large.

JacquelineM

Angrboda – I did my solemn duty :) I made sure that I took lots of things out and made sure that everything that I put in fit well into the box that came to me :) I did notice that it’s a different box than what started out – I’m not sure if it’s because the contents grew and the box needed to be bigger, or because the box got shabby and needed a replacement.

I took what is left of your raspberry oolong! I remember seeing your tasting notes and thinking how delicious it sounded but how I’d probably never get to taste it because it was from so far away. I’m glad to say I was wrong about that!!!!

I also noticed a distinct lack of stickers in the TTB journal, and made sure I stuck lots of stickers on my pages ;) Thankfully they are light!!!

Ricky

Raspberry Oolong by A C Perch, mouth watering. See, I still remember it!

It seems your box vanished a long time ago, Angrboda. When I received it, it was already in a new larger container =P. I changed up the box a bit when I sent it to Mike. Haha, seems we keep changing around the box.

JacquelineM

Angrboda – some pics so you can see the size of the box etc…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiemania/sets/72157623366023242/

Angrboda

That raspberry oolong is turning out to be fairly legendary! I’m beginning to think I ought to buy an enormous lot and send it to people. :p I hope you like it. :) If you don’t and there’s enough left, I think you can just send it to Ricky. :p

Oh dear… already? I feel slightly… scared now. I’m imagening getting a whole truckload delivered to my door when it comes back. o.O

takgoti

Jacqueline, you take lovely pictures!

JacquelineM

takgoti – thanks! I just started but I really enjoy it.

teaplz

So cool! Glad to see that it’s still making the rounds! :D

Angrboda

Gosh yes, it’s only in the first third of recipients still. :) I expect it to make it back to me in april.

Ricky

Haha, fwahah, raspberry oolong! It’s funny because my co-worker asked me if I had raspberry tea. Unfortunately, I don’t! I’m sure he would have loved some of this. Strange request if you ask me, haha. When you finally get the traveling tea box back it’ll weight over 100 pounds =P You’ll have enough tea to last you a lifetime.

Angrboda


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Ricky

Aww, it’s unfortunate your first tea from TTB wasn’t a success. Keep digging, keep trying! =]

TeaEqualsBliss

Oooo…wait…that’s means it’s getting closer to me! LOL YAY!

JacquelineM

Ricky – it was kinda cool tho – if I would have had that tea awhile ago I probably would have ADORED it. My tastes have really changed as I’ve learned more about tea, and having this tea really confirmed it. I think of it as a kind of backwards success :)

TeaEqualsBliss – I’ll have it out by monday! I’m gonna send it priority USPS so you should have it super duper soon!!!!!

teaplz

How many teas are currently in the TTB? I’m kind of curious!

JacquelineM

I took 10 different types of tea, and added 15, and I would say that I didn’t touch about … between 15 and 20! In short – a fantastic variety!

Angrboda

AWESOME!
How is it doing size-wise? I hope it isn’t getting out of control large.

JacquelineM

Angrboda – I did my solemn duty :) I made sure that I took lots of things out and made sure that everything that I put in fit well into the box that came to me :) I did notice that it’s a different box than what started out – I’m not sure if it’s because the contents grew and the box needed to be bigger, or because the box got shabby and needed a replacement.

I took what is left of your raspberry oolong! I remember seeing your tasting notes and thinking how delicious it sounded but how I’d probably never get to taste it because it was from so far away. I’m glad to say I was wrong about that!!!!

I also noticed a distinct lack of stickers in the TTB journal, and made sure I stuck lots of stickers on my pages ;) Thankfully they are light!!!

Ricky

Raspberry Oolong by A C Perch, mouth watering. See, I still remember it!

It seems your box vanished a long time ago, Angrboda. When I received it, it was already in a new larger container =P. I changed up the box a bit when I sent it to Mike. Haha, seems we keep changing around the box.

JacquelineM

Angrboda – some pics so you can see the size of the box etc…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jackiemania/sets/72157623366023242/

Angrboda

That raspberry oolong is turning out to be fairly legendary! I’m beginning to think I ought to buy an enormous lot and send it to people. :p I hope you like it. :) If you don’t and there’s enough left, I think you can just send it to Ricky. :p

Oh dear… already? I feel slightly… scared now. I’m imagening getting a whole truckload delivered to my door when it comes back. o.O

takgoti

Jacqueline, you take lovely pictures!

JacquelineM

takgoti – thanks! I just started but I really enjoy it.

teaplz

So cool! Glad to see that it’s still making the rounds! :D

Angrboda

Gosh yes, it’s only in the first third of recipients still. :) I expect it to make it back to me in april.

Ricky

Haha, fwahah, raspberry oolong! It’s funny because my co-worker asked me if I had raspberry tea. Unfortunately, I don’t! I’m sure he would have loved some of this. Strange request if you ask me, haha. When you finally get the traveling tea box back it’ll weight over 100 pounds =P You’ll have enough tea to last you a lifetime.

Angrboda


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I love to cook, bake, read, paint, knit, do needlework, and garden. I need my coffee, but I LOVE my tea. I work at an Art School, and attend a large public university doing post-bac work (my BA is in English). I’m interested in the liminal spaces between art and craft, the academic and the practical, the individual and community, and the old and the new. I’m currently exploring these ideas through the disciplines of education, literature, history, and psychology.

I enjoy writing tasting notes, but have decided not to numerically rate teas as of 9/14/10. For an explanation, see my looooong tasting note about Mountain Malt from the Simple Leaf.

My favorites:
Chinese black teas
A good “milk and sugar” English style black
Earl Grey (classic, and in all variations!)
Vanilla teas (classic, and in all variations!)
Jasmine, Rose, Violet and other froofy, flowery teas!
An Occasional Oolong
Flavored Rooibos
Herbal Tisanes

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