Thank you Dexter3657 for this tea. I kept it safe until October when I begin to crave pumpkin teas.

This blend smells spicy, sweet and light with pumpkin/squash that smells oddly fruity. My husband said apple and I think he hit the nail on the head, like an apple and cinnamon tea with a difference. Not the pumpkin spice tea that I was longing for…

Serving this with a drop of milk and sugar.

Once steeped the tea smells much more like pumpkin than it’s raw form but it’s still not perfect…it’s one of those teas that has a flaw but I just cannot put my finger on what it is. Smell wise so far anyway.

Flavour is mild and slightly spicy with a touch of citrus cardamom and what I would describe as squash but not pumpkin. It’s an unusual flavour but it’s not horrible, just not what is expected. It really reminds me of another tea but I don’t know which one or whom by. I almost want to say watermelon or cantaloupe melon but not nearly as nice as those. As soon as I said melon to my husband he said that is exactly what it tastes like, some sort of melon. We have been trying to work it out.

As I said it’s not a horrible tea but nor is it pumpkin. Will have to try this again in a few days and see if my view changes. No rating for now.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Dexter

I actually really like this, but I agree with you. I don’t think it tastes like pumpkin, I think it’s more cantaloupe. I don’t like it when teas don’t taste like their names, but for some reason I like this so much that’s been able to forgive them…. It reminds me of a pumpkin tea from Teaopia (or maybe they get it from the same source and what you are thinking of does too).

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I actually really like this, but I agree with you. I don’t think it tastes like pumpkin, I think it’s more cantaloupe. I don’t like it when teas don’t taste like their names, but for some reason I like this so much that’s been able to forgive them…. It reminds me of a pumpkin tea from Teaopia (or maybe they get it from the same source and what you are thinking of does too).

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

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I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

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A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

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