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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
1315 tasting notes

After reading everyone’s reviews, I could not resist grabbing a sample of this tea!! and I’ve been looking forward to it every day since then :)
So I brewed it up this morning, all excited to try it, expecting to love love love it! but I’m sad to say, I only like it… and barely at that *sighs
The spices are underwhelming and I do taste pumpkin, albeit uncooked pumpkin- not a nice flavour!
Perhaps I’m biased, since I tried the 52 Teas version first? I much prefer that one over the DT chai. There is still enough left for another cup, so perhaps I’ll try it again tomorrow. and I still need to try a second steep.
I feel guilty for being so hard on this one. It definitely deserves a second chance. Besides, as a standalone chai it IS quite lovely!! only when compared to the other version of this tea am I left wanting more.

Jessie

Ooh. You’re making me want to order up the 52 Teas version!

Indigobloom

Do it… It’s so worth it! I would, if I didn’t have enough to last me until next century :P

Indigobloom

(of other tea that is)

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Jessie

Ooh. You’re making me want to order up the 52 Teas version!

Indigobloom

Do it… It’s so worth it! I would, if I didn’t have enough to last me until next century :P

Indigobloom

(of other tea that is)

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Let’s see… I’m a tea and workout fanatic, I work in HR, and most of my friends consider me to be an egg. White on the outside, Asian on the inside :)
-from philosophy to food, I love it all
Otherwise, what you see is what you get! I can be very straightforward and yet shy.

Also, I’ve started taking tea sommelier classes and it is an absolute blast! Well, so far I’ve only finished the first out of eight courses, but I am really looking forward to the next one.

Anyhow, if your curious as to how I rate things, this is how I work…

0-25
Like eating dirt, or some other unsanitary indelicacy that mentioning in my profile here would likely get me banned.
I don’t think I’ve found cause to banish a tea to the wasteland yet though so who knows what it’d inspire ;P

25-50
You know that expression “Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater”? I imagine drinking that water would be terrible enough to warrant this rating!
I’d never make my enemy drink this, but perhaps I’d throw it at them. Good thing I don’t have any enemies!

50-70
This is “tea”?? I tried finishing the cup… but my body rejected it. There may be others who enjoy this tea, but it’s beyond me!

70-80
I tried liking it, and I can almost get there! I certainly don’t hate it, but something is holding me back. Allergies? Men in white suits? who knows… certainly not me!

80-90
Lovely tea! Not my all time fave but close. I likely wouldn’t repurchase, but may decide to based on many factors: price, accessibility, whether it fills a “tea gap”, medicinal applications, and how often I crave it.
Every once in awhile I find the sweet spot that bumps these up to 90+. Those are the days I need to buy a lotto ticket!

90-95
Sweet Camellia! this is realllly good tea! Don’t talk to me until I’ve finished my cup…

95-100
Tea of the gods. I would do anything to get my hands on more of this liquid gold!

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