86 Tasting Notes
Both of my boys love to eat pumpkin pie so I figured this would be a family hit. It was a nice holiday treat. I like how the chunks of fruit give a strong pumpkin taste without overpowering the tea flavor like so many pumpkin spice teas tend to do.
Nice cup of tea. The emphasis here is on the cinnamon rather than the apple.
This tea is heavy on the clove. Although it includes pumpkin flakes, their flavor is hampered by the tea bag. I plan to clip it and use the infuser next time.
Just ran by my favorite shop and picked up another batch of Chocolate Mint this morning. I was trying to ration it out ‘til Christmas but … that is a week away. When I find a tea that I really enjoy the others just don’t curb the craving. All the other chocolate teas that I’ve tried have a hint of artificial flavoring that ruins it for me. I’m also particular about the chocolate/mint ratio. With this brand it is just a hint of mint.
I reached for a decaf this afternoon since I already had too much caffeine today. This is not my favorite chocolate tea. When the chocolate flavoring combines with the hazelnut, it creates a slight artificial aftertaste.
Great stuff. The temp outside dropped quickly this morning so I wanted something strong, hot and traditional to keep my afternoon rolling. Following an earlier comment, I used 1.5 teaspoon.
I just read another article about the health benefits of cinnamon so I reached for the good old Bigelow Cinnamon Stick. While the potency of the cinnamon on my spice rack can vary, I like how the strength of the cinnamon flavor is always consistent in this brand.
While I enjoyed the strong peach flavor, I just could not get past the tart aftertaste.
Pulled this out to explore a new project. I am thinking that it might help to put it in a special container. Found some neat labels at: http://www.eatdrinkchic.com/post.cfm/diy-vintage-tea-cannister-labels-free-download
Good old standby when you need a quick cup.