Dry: Loose black leaf tea with little orange pumpkin candies and small twigs (maybe bits of cinnamon sticks?). Smells wonderful, like autumn spices and pumpkin. I love this time of the year!
Steeped: Light to medium clear brown liquor depending on how much leaf you use. I’ve made this a couple of times now and it does best when overleafed for >4 minutes or the black tea is just too weak in my humble opinion. The brewed aroma is delightfully seasonal as well with a strong cinnamon note along with other baking spices dominating.
Taste: I like this one quite a bit, but I think I am in the minority because alas it is not my favorite pumpkin tea so far. I still prefer David’s Pumpkin Chai as my selection because I get more pumpkin/squash notes. This one is tasty, but primarily tastes of pumpkin pie spices with almost a vanilla or cream black tea base. I barely taste any pumpkin, though milk and sweetener does bring out more creaminess and flavor. I am having it straight this morning with no additives and while I am thoroughly enjoying it, I think I am going to go ahead and buy a bigger bag of David’s to keep in the cupboard as my go-to pumpkin brew for now.