When I saw this tea pop up on Butiki’s website… well, let’s just say my wallet is a little more empty! Pumpkin + creamy milkshake sound so perfect together. It’s a dreamy, wonderful match. When I opened the pouch, I was surprised to be smelling spices — a bit like cinnamon gum. I was expecting more vanilla and pumpkin instead.
The spices are a little more toned down once water has been added, but I taste cinnamon first. The mouthfeel is quite creamy which is nice, but I’m not tasting a whole lot of pumpkin. What’s interesting is that there is just a tiny bit of something creamy at the tail end of the sip, but I wouldn’t have noticed it had I not been looking. I suppose the creaminess paired with the spices gives the illusion of pumpkin, but I want more — pumpkin, vanilla, milk – all frothed up in a blender! Even with some added sugar, this tea just doesn’t have the flavor I want. Really bummed as I thought that this would be my favorite fall tea!