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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
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Ok, I know it is entirely the wrong season for this. It isn’t even on their website until October. I had Mtn Dew for lunch and thought caffeine free sounded acceptable this afternoon. First off the leaf looks like snack food. Dry this is cinnamon and clove scented. Taste while hot – throw in a little nutmeg and some aftertaste heat from the ginger. Once it cools a little I get pumpkin under all the spicy goodness. That actually surprises me. I have had a lot of pumpkin teas that got the pumpkin pie spices right but never approached actual pumpkin taste. I think all the previous teas have had a black tea base. This is rooibos. That may make all the difference. And don’t wrinkle your face, Eeeeww rooibos. You really don’t notice it in the blend and bonus it does taste of pumpkin with lots of spice. It is not pumpkin pie but it doesn’t claim to be.

Terri HarpLady

I loved this one, & it’s made by a local gal, Katieri, who owns the tea company. Someone here in stl grows the pumpkins, Katieri roasts them, & then dehydrates them, or something like that.
Sadly, this tea won’t be back until Fall…sigh…

Cheri

I was drinking Christmas teas over the weekend. It’s all in what you’re in the mood for.

Terri HarpLady

That’s right! Maybe I’ll drink up some of my xmas teas next!

K S

I think the only other holiday teas I have are my nightly Celestial Seasonings stuff. Thanks Terri for sharing this. At first I thought traveling tea meant one of those boxes you all pass around. I found the website and thought a lot of it looked interesting.

Sil

My. Favourite. Pumpkin. Tea. Ever.

Terri HarpLady

Sil & I went through a bunch of this tea this past winter, & it was also a BBBBox tea for me, Sil, & TastyBrew. I kept going back to the store, & even got her to make an extra batch. It really is the best pumpkin tea out there, IMO.

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

Final cup! Terri…grow some pumpkins and make her make like a pound of this. I’ll drive down and pick up half of it! lol Seriously though.. i love the pumpkin and ginger mingling and this one just makes me super happy in fall. like super duper happy. :) thanks for introducing this one to me terri!

Final Count: 154 ( 24 more to go by May 10…and then another 15 after that for the other half of may. except that i now have 7 teas incoming from Mandala, 2 from Verdant, 2 whispering pines…looking at a butiki order with uh 11 teas….plus there are a few more teas living with Terri and Cavo at the moment… crap crap crap lol)

Mini Goal for this weekend… get to 140

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

best. pumpkin. tea. ever. + ginger! i am going to be so sad when this is gone…which now that i’ve opened the pouch is going to be soon….TOOO SOON

Final Count: still 141 sigh 11 more teas to go… but 1 swap and likely some purchases coming up…

Terri HarpLady

I’m thinking I should go to traveling Tea & get a sample of everything she has, & send them ALL to you! HAHAHAHAHA! I was gonna do that with trail lodge teas too, but she doesn’t have sample sizes anymore.

Sil

Oh god…

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

since i was all “let’s dig into THE BOX” to celebrate 4k tasting notes, i may have pulled out 2 of my three teas. This being the second one, since if you’re going to go crazy and dig in to THE BOX, you might as well pull out more than 1 tea. haha This tea, in case anyone is wondering, is hands down the best pumpkin tea out there. PLUS it has the added bonus of having ginger in it – which makes all teas better imo (unless they’re dessert teas) AND it’s a rooibos tea.

VariaTEA

What’s the third tea?!

Terri HarpLady

I’ll have to agree, it is the number 1 pumpkin tea, without a doubt. I hope she makes it again when fall comes, & I may plant pumpkins this year, & give her some to make us a bunch of it! :)

Terri HarpLady

I only wish I still had some…sigh…

Sil

that would be awesome Terri.
VariaTEA – mousse au chocolate – hard to get, expensive and probably my favourite chocolate tea. that being said, i also wouldn’t want it in copious quantities either as it would fade..

keychange

mouse au chocolat is where it’s at, for sure.

whatshesaid

What’s “The BOX” ?? :)

whatshesaid

Oh never mind, I see below!

keychange

sil, can mouse au chocolat be purchased from most mf locations? or is it one of those teas that’s like “only available in one store in the world on October 4th at 5 mountain time” offerings?

Sil

It’s available all the time but it’s damn expensive…you can only buy it in ether tin and it’s like 25 euro for 100g? Ie. stupidly priced and not worth it, except as an indulgence heh

keychange

Wow, that’s pretty expensive. Damn. Still worth it on occasion though!

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drank Yunnan Forest by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

i have to try not to think about the pumpkin tea from this company that is hiding in my special box. i really do just want to drink it all up. this straight tea from this is a really interesting. it’s sort of juicy feeling. and work just exploded. thanks for sharing t his with me terri!

Terri HarpLady

It’s what I do :)

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The final cup. So sad to see this one go. This calls for a hot bubble bath & iPad Mahjong. I’ll miss this tea, but hopefully it will return in the fall. Until then…

Sil

waaaaaaaannnnttttt…………

Terri HarpLady

Yours is on it’s way. I was tempted to defile the package, lol, but I left it intact.

MissLena

This sounds ridiculously amazing :D

Sil

misslena… best.pumpkin.tea.ever….EVER

MissLena

I am very intrigued..I love pumpkin teas, and ginger is my favorite ingredient in tea usually…does this local store have a website from which you can order online? For next year haha :D

Sil

i don’t think so…but i fully plan on making terri buy me like 8oz next week

Terri HarpLady

Sil, you mean next year, right? LOL

Sil

yes… sigh that’s how much i want it…next year UGH

MissLena

Haha 8 oz?! Must be excellent tea! Lol I will have to wait before I even contemplate buying more tea..my friend has about 10 of my teas I got sent to her place and I should be receiving them this weekend, so I will have lots of tasting to do! And teas to sip down haha

MissLena

Oooh thank you so much!! And a new tea company to check out now too! (must not order anything lol)

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A perfect end to this day: a mug of this tea & a bubble bath :)
Yeah baby!

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When the hot water first hit this tea, I immediately smelled pumpkin pie filling. The taste of the brewed tea is more pumpkin chai to me. I definitely get a pumpkin flavour. I am getting cloves and a very light ginger taste. I am also getting quite a roasty or burnt flavour – burnt like caramelized sugar. I get only the slightest bit of rooibos flavour, which is a plus for me.

Definitely surprised by this one. Thanks*Terri*!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML
CelebriTEA

Sounds yummy…I am a pumpkin fan ;-)

Lala

I have to say this is the most “life-like” pumpkin tea I have tried.

Courtney

Pumpkin yum!

Sil

oh god… i need this tea back.

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…Sigh…. Sil, I need to send the BBBB on to you soon, or I will run out of the last of this & start drinking yours!

I wanted more Chai, but not more caffeine, so I simmered this, just like I did the Laoshan Village Chai, & it was delicious. I go through phases with chai. Year’s ago I used to mix up my own, now I’m thinking I want to do that again. This cool weather has me in a mood for it. I was also thinking…I wonder how chai would be using a smokey tea?

Sil

oh god…this is so good…

Terri HarpLady

Especially with maple added!

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Yup, I love this one.
I think it’s my fav rooibos tea ever.

Sil
  • sigh* I crave this all the time now lol
Terri HarpLady

Next time the box comes around, sister… :)

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

sad…sad…sad…sipdown. I resteeped the heck out of this one, knowing it was my last go around of this until next year. I have to say that this is without a doubt my favourite pumpkin tea. Thank you so much for sharing Terri!

Terri HarpLady

It’s what we do! :)

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

love. this. tea. seriously. Talk about tasting like actual pumpkin – which of course has something to do with the GIANT chunks of pumpkin in this. So happy terri shared this with me. I thought tonight’s cup would finish off what she sent me but i’ve got enough for another sil sized cup another night. Perfect, since i can resteep this tonight for a couple of cups of goodness.

Back to work tomorrow AND a friend of ours is coming to crash at our place since he still doesn’t have power. While i am totally cool with that, it also means i may need to go in to work tomorrow instead of working from home. but we’ll see.

and tomorrow i get to liberate my mail from jail! WOOHOO!

Fjellrev

I’m glad you still have power!

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We’ve been watching episodes of Supernatural all afternoon, just chilling out & drinking tea. I’ve had enough caffeine, for now anyway. I not a big fan of rooibos, but this tea is delicious. Without a doubt it wins the little terri award for Best Tasting Rooibos Tea, Best Pumpkin Tea, & Best Herbal Chai. I bought a little stash of this, & will be sad when it’s gone. But that day is not today, so let us not speak of such things, but rather, let us savor this moment only, along with the last few sips in this cup.
:D

Fjellrev

Congrats to Pumpkin Ginger Spice for winning the award haha. I’m not a big fan of rooibos either so this says a lot!

Sil

i.love.this.tea.

gmathis

The Terri Award is a high honor indeed!

Tea Sipper

This tea sounds awesome! Especially with Supernatural!

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drank Pumpkin Ginger Spice by Traveling Tea
4552 tasting notes

TERRI! I WANT MOAR! seriously..this is damn tasty! It’s my christmas mor-er-afternoon tea and this is so delicious. Please remind me next year we want lots of this. This might be my favourite pumpkin tea this year.

Edit: this resteeps really nicely since you can brew it and forget it lol This is pretty much all i’ve had since we got up this afternoon.

Terri HarpLady

YAY!! I knew you’d love it!
The best part is she roasts & then dehydrates the pumpkins herself. I don’t know if she grew them, or if a friend of her’s grew them, but they are locally grown. Anyway, yeah, next year we have to load up on it for sure!

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Hmmm… I thought I had added this one, but I guess not.
This is a lovely pumpkin Chai, more or less. Very tasty, nicely spiced, & flavored with real dehydrated pumpkin, rather than flavorings. It comes from a local tea shop, & I pretty much bought the last of it, for this year. :)

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I stopped by Traveling Tea yesterday to get somemore of the Pumpkin ginger spice she makes (All naturally flavored using locally grown organic pumpkins that she roasts & then dehydrates herself…it is delicious!).

In an effort to support local business, I bought an oz of this limited edition Yunnan Forest. It is organically grown, & is a decently bold & earthy brew, very smooth, tongue tingly, slightly bitter, with hints of cedar & a lingering sweetness. Oh, & it packs a punch!

Sil

pumpkin ginger spice?!??!?!?!?!

Kaylee

I wholeheartedly echo Sil’s response. Does this person ship?

Terri HarpLady

Sil, from the first 1 oz sample I bought a couple weeks ago, I had saved some to send you, & my daughter Ari drank it! So that’s one of the reasons I went there, to see if I could get more. I got her last oz, which I’m hiding so that it won’t get drank until I can send you a sample.
She does ship. Sadly, this tea is at the end of production, as she ran out of homegrown pumpkins, I think. She is making one more batch, requested by another customer, & I told her if they didn’t take all of it, I’d take ‘the rest’, LOL, whatever that ends up being. I’m hoping she’ll call me to come get it!
I’m not sure how big a batch is, but if some people wanted to go in on a batch, I could try to get her to make one more batch for us to share…

Sil

awesome terri! let me know if you get “stuck” with leftover batch. If nothing else, something to bug her about next year when the pumpkins are back!

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I got a sample of this from a local teashop. I’m trying to drink more non-caffeine teas in the evening, & so here we are.

This resembles the herbal teas from my hippy days, & initially I was a little put off by the aroma of spearmint. But actually, it’s pretty good as an after dinner tisane. One good thing I can say about the Traveling Tea Company is that their teas are Organic & Fair Trade. And they are less than 5 minutes from my house.

http://www.traveling-tea.com/

ashmanra

Hubby and I drank this one with Sandy and he was traumatized. He said it was like being forced to eat a bouquet of flowers. I liked it, and had hoped to dry the leaves and put them in a potpourri warmer in my bedroom, but had to nix that idea since he was emotionally scarred.

Ysaurella

I read Evening in Missouri…but why ???? I’m sure Montana is lovely !

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