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I feel sort of silly, buying a tea that has two ingredients that I don’t really like (ginger and cinnamon) and a tea base that is not a favorite, but drinkable. But… it’s PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE and a caffeine free version, too! I thought that it was worth a try.. but giving this tea a smell, I’m nervous. It smells a little bit sweet, a little bit tangy & up close, very heavy on the ginger and cinnamon. Uh oh. After water has been added, it smells a little bit like burning honeybush: very strong ginger and cinnamon.

Sipping…I definitely taste cinnamon and honeybush at first. The sweetness of the honeybush comes out a little bit later, but that’s really all there is. The cinnamon is not as bad as I thought it would be. It’s not like cinnamon gum or cinnamon spice, but a flavor in between the two. I’m disappointed as this blend is rather plain — no pumpkin, no cheesecake. I’ll let the rest of the pouch sit for a little while, but I doubt any more flavor will develop with time.

jeweledthumb

Thank you so much for your review. I am also not so into ginger and cinnamon and I was waiting for someone to confirm my suspicions. Now I don’t have to buy it!

QueenOfTarts

No problem, Jeweledthumb! I wish that there were more pumpkin + cheesecake.. so disappointed!

ynaffit

All I got from this the first time I made it was the spice flavor, but then I got a bit of something closer to pumpkin cheesecake when I steeped it longer (I don’t know how long, but at least 5 or 6 minutes) while covered.

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jeweledthumb

Thank you so much for your review. I am also not so into ginger and cinnamon and I was waiting for someone to confirm my suspicions. Now I don’t have to buy it!

QueenOfTarts

No problem, Jeweledthumb! I wish that there were more pumpkin + cheesecake.. so disappointed!

ynaffit

All I got from this the first time I made it was the spice flavor, but then I got a bit of something closer to pumpkin cheesecake when I steeped it longer (I don’t know how long, but at least 5 or 6 minutes) while covered.

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Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

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