1764 Tasting Notes

69

This was tasty but not as cherrylicious as I’d hoped. I think I prefer Chocolate “O” and Bolder Breakfast over this, but I’m still happy I tried it!

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93

I thought I’d be able to make this tea last longer into Fall, but no such luck. It’s just too good and too comforting and it’s exactly what I wanted.

Cantaloupe & Cream: Until we meet again!

keychange

Have been sipping this all morning. heaven!

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60

Thanks Courtney for the sample! I was curious about this as I like the Hot Cinnamon black tea, but wasn’t sure how the green would compare.

Apparently it’s just a milder version! The cinnamon is hot but I can still taste the green base behind it. I couldn’t tell you what kind of tea it is as I’m not a green tea expert. I don’t think I’d switch over to this version, but I’m happy I was able to try it out!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Ceylon Star by DAVIDsTEA
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Pretty good! Wish it had more anise this time around.

Shadowfall

You want me to send you some from mine? Lol!

Cavocorax

Maybe? We’ll see if I’m still crazy about it when I finish my 25g bag. :P

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63

This turned out thick and malty and… thick. Hmm. Not digging it this time around.

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90

Oh, I love this. It really reminds me if raspberry jam with a bit of custard creaminess. Last time I had this, I think I drank it all on a week. Always overleaf it…. mmmm

yyz

I’m glad you still love it. It’s nice when you finally get favourite back in your cupboard and discover that it’s just as good as you remembered!

CrowKettle

I just made a cup of this too. So good.

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84
drank Carrot Cake by Della Terra Teas
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So Kittenna’s review of this tea made me a bit apprehensive about the 1 oz that just arrived in the mail today, but I am enjoying this.

It smells delicious. We both agree on that! But I find that this rooibos is very reminiscent of carrot cake – vanilla frosting and all. I’m actually getting a cake-y mouthfeel too with each sip, but maybe that’s just because I haven’t had rooibos for a while. It smells sweet – like caramel and vanilla.

I won’t bother resteeping it though. I find DTT teas are one-use only.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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69

See chai-off comparison here: http://steepster.com/cavocorax/posts/194631
(instead of re-posting it and spamming your feed)

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
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See chai-off comparison here: http://steepster.com/cavocorax/posts/194631
(instead of re-posting it and spamming your feed)

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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83

My tea came in today, and I realized that I now have 3 different pumpkin teas. Well… obviously that means that it’s time for… a PUMPKIN CHAI-OFF!

May the best chai win.

So, ladies and gentlemen, the three contenders tonight are the Spiced Pumpkin Pie from Bluebird Teas (SPP), Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie from Della Terra (GPP), and Pumpkin Chai from DAVIDsTEA (PC). Who will win?

All three teas had a perfect teaspoon carefully measured out, placed in a color-coded bubble tea cup, and steeped for 4 minutes with 6oz of boiled water. No tea leaves were lost in the steeping of these teas.

After careful sniffing and sipping, these are the final results:

First prize goes to Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie! This was the immediate favourite after the first few sips, and the other two could not compare. It’s a comforting mix of pumpkin spices, with the perfect accent of cloves and cinnamon. Sweet caramel notes dance through each sip.

Second prize goes to the Pumpkin Chai. I brewed this stronger than I usually do and found that the cinnamon and squash notes are easier to distinguish. This blend isn’t as strong as the GPP, but it’s likely the closest to actual pumpkin now that I’ve noticed the squash.

And Bluebird’s SPP takes third. Sorry, SPP. Perhaps I shouldn’t have brewed it for 4 minutes as I found that it tasted strongly of carmalized/burnt squash. The cloves and ginger helped add to this overpowering concoction. I’m not ready to rate this yet though as it was only my first cup and a bit of tweaking might be all that I need to balance it out.

So there you have it folks. Three teas, but only one winner. That is of course, until I get my hands on Butiki’s two pumpkin offerings!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Yes! I’ve been wanting a pumpkin chai off type review! Thanks!

CrowKettle

Thank you for this! :)

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Tea: I just started drinking loose tea in the fall of 2012, and once I started I had to get more and more and try ALL THE TEAS. Joining Steepster made this worse/easier.

So far it seems that I prefer unflavoured black teas, although I still drink a few that are flavoured each day too. Oolongs, greens, puerhs and white teas are all very good, but I just don’t crave them as often.

Yet.

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