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I love pumpkin, we have covered this, pumpkin pie is one of my favorite pies, and tea is one of my favorite drinks, so how could the combination possibly go wrong? Well, let me tell you.

This tea was decent, it was aromatic, smelled like real pumpkin as dry leaves and steeped tea. Now, anyone that has cooked/baked or done pretty much anything with real pumpkin knows just how bitter pumpkin can be. This unfortunately was all over the tea. It was a strong (and unfortunately bitter) pumpkin flavor with an inkling of cinnamon. The cinnamon flavor was almost completely lost instead of being complimentary and the bitterness of the pumpkin prevailed in flavor.

This tea was taken hot with sugar, perhaps more sugar and/or milk would have helped to mellow the bitterness and help blend the tea together more. Oh well, next time.

Overall, I do not think the tea was bad, it was quite good actually, it just missed “pumpkin pie” mark. It did hit “pumpkin” dead-on. Alas, my pumpkin tea search has ended, but the pumpkin pie tea search continues.

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Cofftea

Interesting… I saw this and thought exactly what you found “I wish it’d taste like pumpkin, not pumpkin pie”. It’s my opinon that pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice teas are all about just that- the pie or the spice. Not the pumpkin. My inspiration for my search of a pumpkin tea goes back to the double chocolate pumpkin cookies a former co worker of my mother makes. 1 package double chocolate (chocolate cookie base w/ chocolate chips) cookie mix and one can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling). You can’t really taste the pumpkin, but it completely changes the texture of the cookies transforming them into fudge! I always thought finding a pumpkin flavored tea and mixing it w/ a chocolate flavored tea would be a wonderful companion for these fudge cookies. I’m sorry it wasn’t what you were looking for, but maybe it’s what I was looking for. I hope your pumpkin pie tea search comes to a delicious end soon, but in the mean time- thank you for bringing this tea to my attention.

52teas

Hmmm. Pumpkin Chocolate Tea. Interesting. We could do that.

Cofftea

Pumpkin Chocolate black tea would be amazing, but pumpkin chocolate matcha would be even more amazing:)

Cinoi

I would love pumpkin chocolate matcha!

Cofftea

Oh Fred… hehe;)

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Cofftea

Interesting… I saw this and thought exactly what you found “I wish it’d taste like pumpkin, not pumpkin pie”. It’s my opinon that pumpkin pie and pumpkin pie spice teas are all about just that- the pie or the spice. Not the pumpkin. My inspiration for my search of a pumpkin tea goes back to the double chocolate pumpkin cookies a former co worker of my mother makes. 1 package double chocolate (chocolate cookie base w/ chocolate chips) cookie mix and one can pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling). You can’t really taste the pumpkin, but it completely changes the texture of the cookies transforming them into fudge! I always thought finding a pumpkin flavored tea and mixing it w/ a chocolate flavored tea would be a wonderful companion for these fudge cookies. I’m sorry it wasn’t what you were looking for, but maybe it’s what I was looking for. I hope your pumpkin pie tea search comes to a delicious end soon, but in the mean time- thank you for bringing this tea to my attention.

52teas

Hmmm. Pumpkin Chocolate Tea. Interesting. We could do that.

Cofftea

Pumpkin Chocolate black tea would be amazing, but pumpkin chocolate matcha would be even more amazing:)

Cinoi

I would love pumpkin chocolate matcha!

Cofftea

Oh Fred… hehe;)

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I am a sarcastic perfectionist, a computer nerd, a game geek, an avid reader, a gadget guru, a wine (and tea) enthusiast, and (in my spare time) a chemist.

As I mentioned, I am a chemist, research and development to be exact, so when evaluating tea, it is much like evaluating my products: I will find the flaws and do my very best to fix them because it is what I love to do. Along those lines, nothing is perfect, but can have perfect qualities, I will highlight those also.

I made a preliminary guide to my rating scale:
0-19 – Did not like anything about the tea, feel it cannot be saved without being reformulated.
20-40 – Did not like the tea, it can be saved with extreme amounts of tweaking (i.e., sugar, milk, honey and or blending with another tea)
41-60 – Neutral about the tea, it can be helped or hurt by additives or blends, varied temperatures and steep times
61-70 – Decent tea, needs a little bit of help to get it in the place I like it, but definitely not out of reach
71-80 – Quality tea, liked it, will try again
81-90 – Really enjoyed the tea, high quality, will continue to drink the tea, not looking for something better
91-100 – Loved the tea, will continue to brew and drink and spread the word about the tea to everyone

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