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drank Pumpkin Milkshake by Butiki Teas
381 tasting notes

The dry leaves smell absolutely amazing. Vanilla, pumpkin, and a whole lot of spice that I can’t place but smells absolutely delectable. Cinnamon, but something more too (and yes I realize that cinnamon isn’t a listed ingredient).

Mmm this tastes creamy and spicy in equal measure, with a pleasantly sweet aftertaste. With a touch of brown crystal sugar, it’s all creamy spicy vanilla with just a hint of pumpkiness. As it cools, the pumpkin flavor really comes out and it is dead on for a pumpkin milkshake. That same creamy pumpkin flavor really lingers on the tongue.

Second steep: boiling water, 3 minutes. It’s still pumpkin vanilla-y goodness, though a touch too watery. I probably should have brewed longer or at a lower temp. Even with some sugar, the flavors are fainter than in the first cup. Still tasty, but I’ll have to play around with second-steep parameters.

Third steep: 180 F, just over 8 minutes. Still pumpkin vanilla numminess, but that wateriness is still here; not terrible at all, but not quite as robust as I’d like. Then again, it is a third steeping of a flavored tea, so this is kind of to be expected.

This is just a perfect autumn tea. I’m looking forward to testing whether it will be a good breakfast travel mug tea!

Sil

i need to pick this up…. bah! is it november yet?! must. resist. ordering.

Kaylee

You can do it! The tea will still be there!

Also, experiment update:
Second steep: 180 F, 8 minutes. A few crystals of brown sugar. Basically the same taste as my previous attempt. Creamy, but it’s like there’s not much holding the cream up. Lovely vanilla aftertaste though!

Terri HarpLady

want….is there an emoticon for drooling?

Sil

terri..don’t do it! stay strong!

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Sil

i need to pick this up…. bah! is it november yet?! must. resist. ordering.

Kaylee

You can do it! The tea will still be there!

Also, experiment update:
Second steep: 180 F, 8 minutes. A few crystals of brown sugar. Basically the same taste as my previous attempt. Creamy, but it’s like there’s not much holding the cream up. Lovely vanilla aftertaste though!

Terri HarpLady

want….is there an emoticon for drooling?

Sil

terri..don’t do it! stay strong!

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