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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
1994 tasting notes

Wow, I just had the mid-afternoon doldrums hit me hard. I feel like falling asleep. I am also feeling a weird sense of being over-tea’d, like I have drunk too many cups, but I think it’s mostly that I have had only green teas (or similar) today so far which is unusual for me. Hopefully this tea wil help pull me out of my funk.

I wanted a black tea that was rich and either nutty or spicy, and this one seemed like it would fit the bill. Yeah, it’s definitely helping. Pumpkiny and a bit spicy, I do really enjoy this tea. If it was on a slightly more impressive base, it would be one of my favorite teas.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

Agreed re: the base!

Ze_Teamaker

Si, the base leaves leave a lot to be desired. At least it isn’t bitter. I rather have a weaker base then one that gets bitter quick.

Dinosara

Yeah definitely, better a boring base than an offensive one! I still enjoy this one a lot.

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Kittenna

Agreed re: the base!

Ze_Teamaker

Si, the base leaves leave a lot to be desired. At least it isn’t bitter. I rather have a weaker base then one that gets bitter quick.

Dinosara

Yeah definitely, better a boring base than an offensive one! I still enjoy this one a lot.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Mind-blowingly good, just right for my palate, and teas that just take me to a happy place.
89-86: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
85-80: Pretty tasty teas that I enjoy well enough, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but only if there were no preferrable options.
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.
Unrated: Usually I feel unqualified to rate these teas because they are types of teas that I tend to not like in general. Sometimes user error or tea brewed under poor conditions.

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