teatoad said

Pumpkin tea?

Thinking about getting some kind of pumpkin tea for Halloween/Thanksgiving. Any good recommendations? I am not a huge fan of pumpkin, so i do not want something that has too strong of a pumpkin favor.

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Jaime said

I’d recommend Art of Tea’s Pumpkin Pie. It’s a rooibos blend.

Jaime,
Does this tea really taste like pumpkin pie? How do you like the flavors? I love rooibos and pumpkin.. and this sounds like a dream! I’d like to know what you think of it, though.

Jaime said

I really enjoy it. I bought an ounce from my local tea cafe, and have already went through it. It has caramel notes to me, but yes, it’s definitely pumpkin pie. It’d be worth a try since you like rooibos and pumpkin!

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Cofftea said

Um that’s really hard since most people that want recommendations for a flavored tea want a strong flavored tea… as soon as I saw the word recommendation I thought of Twinnings Pumpkin Spice Chai. It has a strong pumpkin flavor, but it’s also paired w/ chai so that may make it ok. Otherwise try Zoomdweebie’s Pumpkin Pie black. I was actually disappointed the pumpkin wasn’t stronger. They aslo have a pumpkin pecan pie blend. But my best advice would be if you’re not real keen on 1 particular flavor, skip the tea version- there are so many YUMMY teas out there!

Cofftea said

Also if you’re looking for something a lil different you could do a search for “pumpkin” in the blends section of adagio.com. LOTS of options there:)

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Alaina said

Stash has a Decaf Pumpkin Spice. It’s a seasonal tea, but I’ve seen it pop up at my local grocery store. It doesn’t have a very strong pumpkin flavor; the spices kind of balance that out.

VegTea said

I like this one too. The pumpkin is there, but not in your face. I think it depends on additions too – when I add milk and sugar, I taste the pumpkin more. Without milk and sugar, I mostly taste the spice.

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Elyse said

The only pumpkin tea I had was tea oh’s pumpkin pie. It doesn’t really taste much like pumpkin when brewed but it smells nicely of pumpkin before brewing and is nice and cinnamony.

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Cofftea said

Dr. Tea’s Tea Garden has some great Halloween/fall teas including a pumpkin vanilla chai that looks good. Note: some of these are standard teas simply renamed.

http://www.teagarden.com/wb/2010/1011/

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Dorothy said

I wouldn’t worry about a pumpkin tea being too “pumpkiny”. Most of the ones I have tried tend to smell strong, but you only get a hint of it when you actually drink it.

That being said, this is my current favorite: Pumpkin Chai from David’s Tea http://www.davidstea.com/davidstea-fall-collection/pumpkin-chai

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Cofftea said

If you haven’t actually had a pumpkin tea before, don’t be so quick to discount a strongly flavored one. The ONLY way I like pumpkin as a food is in chocolate brownies and that’s cuz you can’t taste it at all… but I LOVE Twinings Pumpkin Chai even though I can definitely tell it tastes strongly of pumpkin. I actually don’t like “pumpkin spice” flavored things that have no actual pumpkin flavor to them. Yeah I know, weird- I’m like that w/ sweet potato tea too:)

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I am a sucker for my very own blend and I must say others I know are as well. Check it out..http://www.adagio.com/signature_blend/blend.html?blend=8020&SID=5743b1a302764c2539851e87f564dfaa

Cofftea said

Does the cream really take over? I made a blend w/ only 10% cream once and was surprised how strong it was. Also just noticed they’re now charging the same price for an ounce less!

It doesn’t take over but it is present. I made this to be mellow, smooth, and creamy. It by no means yells at you but it is a perfect fall treat.

Oh and yes I noticed that too. A bummer, at least reduce the price but I guess not.

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DavidsTea have a Pumkpin Chai out, basically a China black with some spices, little organge pumpkin candies and little bits of caramel. I find it too sweet and tasting more of caramel than anything else.

Meghann M said

They put the orange pumpkin candies in the tea? Awesome!

Helena said

Pumpkin Chai is really good :D

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I’ve not tried a bunch of pumpkin teas, but, I’ve tried a few. Here are my 2 favorites:

RachanaC’s Creamy Pumpkin Spice blend at Adagio (see link above)
Auntie’s Pumpkin Pie from Tea For All Reasons: http://www.etsy.com/listing/58611818/fall-new-arrival-aunties-pumpkin-pie (there have been a few from Tea For All Reasons that I’ve not been crazy about, but this one really surprised me)

Thanks for the love LiberTEAS :-)

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