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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
72 tasting notes

I do like this tea. I enjoy it most with a MAXIMUM three minute steep and water just short of boiling, because I find it becomes very bitter. Today, however, I decided to boil it on the stove top as I like to do with my Saigon Chai. Save yourself the trouble, don’t do it. It turned out as dark as coffee, and was so bitter I couldn’t drink it. Not the bitterness of green tea, it was more of a.. resounding bitterness that rendered this cup undrinkable. I ended up dousing it in agave and milk, to make it just okay. It just doesn’t change my life the way that I wish it would – This is one that I truly wish tasted the way that it smelled. Not only that, I feel like as a chai, this tea should be able to handle heavy steeping for those who like to bring out the spiciness (or in this case, pumpkin-ness). Also, AS A CHAI, I feel like this tea is way way too sweet. This tea should be called Pumpkin Muffin or some crap, because I’m just not getting any resounding chai out of it.
Sorry for being as bitter as my tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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I am a student on a mission to spend all of my hard earned cash on tea, and don’t have time to waste on a bad cup of tea!
I love DavidsTea, mostly because it is easily accessible for me and I like my tea on the sweeter side. I’m looking to expand further into the tea world, especially in terms of oolong and herbal teas.
My favourite teas are anything spicy, especially with cloves and/or cinnamon, anything nutty, minty, earthy, floral or citrus-y.
I am forever on a mission for a life altering grapefruit tea.

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Toronto, Ontario

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