Finally, after reading and reading about all of the hype that Davids Tea has, I finally placed an order that my brother brought to me when he came from the US to spend Christmas with us. The order I placed is rather large… I ordered almost everything I wanted to try! : ) It has taken me a while to get around to trying them though… Today I try my first, and the one I have been most excited about. This one!
I love pumpkin pie! Even here in Ecuador, I must have pumpkin pie with Thanksgiving and Christmas. I think that it is my all time favorite pie! That being said, I went ahead and order 100g of this tea.
The smell of the leaves is spectacular and the tea is handsome to look at! Full of bright orange sprinkles and pumpkin pieces it is wonderful to stare at, sniff and enjoy. The scent smells a lot like pumpkin pie candle, very fragrant and delightful, but not entirely like something I would like to eat per se… It is low on the spiciness and high on the vanilla and caramel. I also got a scent that seemed to be actual pumpkin, which gives this tea some extra points!
I brewed it following the instructions on the package and achieved a pumpkin orange brew! The color was astoundingly similar to pumpkin pie color! It made me smile to realize that. The scent was still much like the leaves. Rich in vanilla and caramel, light on the spices with a hint of pumpkin.
The flavor was loyal to the scent. It was very rich and creamy. The pumpkin definitely stood out followed by creamy vanilla and caramel. I got an earthy note from the pumpkin, and enjoyed it! Sadly, there was not nearly enough spice for me to think pumpkin pie, just meh… I added sweetener and to my surprise I liked it less! When sweetened the pumpkin gets played down and the creaminess takes center stage. Not what I wanted. I have yet to make it a late, which I believe will work well with the creaminess of it. But as of now, it missed being one of my favorites. This is disappointing mostly because I was so excited about it.
If you want to try it, go for it. It is an enjoyable brew. Just not what I in particular want as pumpkin pie! : )