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drank Pumpkin Spice by Harney & Sons
709 tasting notes

Received this one in the secret pumpkin swap from RogersCK.

Drinking this one on Halloween!

This one smells of rooibos, cinnamon, brown sugar and dark rum. And I am ok with that.

The brewed tea initially tastes mostly of cinnamon with subtle hints of brown sugar. As it cools there is a rooibos taste but it is not medicinal which is nice. The rooibos adds a slight bit of sweetness. This could have probably used a bit of sweetener but I didn’t add any. As it cools I can see how it would be reminiscent of pumpkin and spice, like pumpkin pie.

But I think I am going to stand by my initial observations that it is rooibos, cinnamon, brown sugar and dark rum.

Glad to have had the chance to try this one!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.

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Saskatchewan, CANADA

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