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Recent Tasting Notes
Prepared in store
Steeped Tea Smell: It smelled like vanilla
Flavor: It tasted like black tea, hint of vanilla
Aftertaste: Aftertaste was slightly vanilla
Liquor: translucent brown
Post-Steep Additives: simple syrup, not much change
Prepared in store
Steeped Tea Smell: It smelled just like the almond cookies you get at Asian bakeries
Flavor: It tasted like a sweet green tea with light almond flavoring.
Aftertaste: Aftertaste was a sweet cookie taste that reminded me of celestial seasonings “sugar cookie sleigh ride”
Liquor: translucent green
Post-Steep Additives: simple syrup, a little sweeter
I’m a fan of almost anything involving pumpkin. Still, I’m wary of pumpkin-flavoured teas. They usually only disappoint.
This smelled really good in the package, though. More like pie than I was expecting.
The steeping turned out the same…like raw pumpkin mixed with the spices before you mix in any milk or sugar. Or like filling for tortelli di zucca before you add ricotta.
Next time, I’m trying it with milk. This is the best pumpkin spiced tea I’ve tried so far. It’s not perfect, but it’s a lot better than most of the others. Stash’s is just a world of no. Peet’s as well.
Amount: ~1.5 tsp
Water: filtered boiling 6 ounces
Steep Time: a little over 3 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: I practically snorted it and still got no scent
Steeped Tea Smell: spice, cinnamon, pumpkin pie
Flavor: bitter black tea
Aftertaste: bitter, spicy
Liquor: nice deep reddish-brown
Steepster traveling teabox tea!
I didn’t really know what I was expecting, it sounded nice (who doesn’t like pumpkin pie?) and I figured it was worth a try.
So after the nice spicy scent of the steeped tea…I got a mouthful of bitter tea water.
I certainly could have used to hot of water or steeped too long (I try to follow package directions the first go round). since I only get one go at each TTB tea I’ll have to wait until someone else takes a crack at it.
Post-Steep Additives: lactose free fat free milk, didn’t help