341 Tasting Notes

I picked some of this up for the Secret Pumpkin and when I was portioning it out, each time I got a whiff of it, I thought “I’ve got to try that” but due to the Secret Pumpkin, I also managed to receive quite a bit more samples than I’m used to having at any one time (no complaints) and never got around to trying it. Till tonight that is…

Well, unlike the Davidstea Pumpkin Chai, this doesn’t taste nearly as flavorful as it smells, but it’s a similar taste profile and pretty yummy. I used 2.5 teaspoons in my 16oz steeping mug and added sweetener. I think next time I’ll try steeping for a few less minutes (I did the full 5 and I think the black tea has drowned out the flavor a little). Otherwise, tasty, just wish it tasted the way it smells!!!

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This is one of those teas that makes me want to order a milk frother immediately. It tastes great with and without milk, BUT the spice mix reminds me of the chai latte that I used to get at a coffee shop where I want to school and it was so delicious and I want to remake it ASAP.

It’s possible that it tastes even better because of the amazing price I paid at HomeGoods but it is a nice chai tea nonetheless.

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341 tasting notes

Why did I only pick up 35grams of this?! This is so delicious. It is creamy and almost rich in a way. It has just enough spice but it doesn’t overpower the pumpkin taste. I’m disappointed in myself that I tried this after it was already gone from the website! Must…get…more

Both steeps are delicious, but the 2nd is a little spicier and a bit less creamy.
2 tsp + sweetener in 16oz steeping mug

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Sipdown-ed the last of this yesterday evening. I did a resteep with the leaves as well. Cinnamon-y goodness.

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(blah blah Della Terra sale – yup I get sucked in a lot)

Ever since the weather got colder, I have been really into cinnamon. Maybe it was the little push from my Secret Pumpkin with a whole bunch of cinnamon teas but something about it has been extra comforting. Every night I come home, I make at least a mug of tea. Tonight I started out with Della Terra Red Velvet Delight Rooibos (it’s ok) and then I decided to open this one. It smells very similar to Cinnamon Crackle though with a rooibos base.

As far as tasting is concerned, it’s slightly less fiery than the Cinnamon Crackle, BUT, it does pack a bit of a punch. I can feel it on the roof of my mouth. It tastes, similarly to CC like big red gum or sweet red hots. Again, I don’t know why I’m addicted to all things spicy at the moment but this sure is hitting the spot.

2 tsp in my 16oz steeping mug + sweetener

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Thanks to Lala (my Secret Pumpkin for Round 1) for this sample. This was pretty tasty but nothing special. There’s a hint of spice but it’s not overpowering. I managed 2 steepings out of 2 tsp in my 16oz steeping mug. I get a hint of a fruit flavor (dare I say pumpkin?) at the end of the sip which is quite pleasant.

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I’m horribly indecisive, which explains my initial ho-hum review and the fact that I finished off my 1oz bag of this tonight. I managed to get 3 fullish teaspoons, which means it will last 2 steeps, but it’s a bit strange. I still think this doesn’t taste much like pineapple but something about it has been satisfying. Sipdown!

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Hmm I’m pretty sure now I know Lala was my secret pumpkin!

In any case, maybe it’s my cold, or maybe I didn’t steep long enough, but this is a very light spice. I’m not detecting any pumpkin. I added a touch of sweetener. It’s not bad by any means but I’m not sure I’d go out of my way to purchase.

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Lala

Ha ha. Not too hard to tell it was me, hey?

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Well when the only other review was from you, it was a good clue!

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I received a very generous sample of this from my Secret Pumpkin! I’m trying to get rid of a cold at home and hoping that adding extra spice will clear out some of the ickiness I’m dealing with. Della Terra doesn’t seem to sell this anymore but I think it was available last fall?

I used 2.5 teaspoons in my 16oz steeping mug and steeped for the recommended 2-3 minutes (well 3 actually). I added a touch of sweetener though the blend contains pop rocks.

I’m not a huge fan of cinnamon, but as a child when my mom let me, I absolutely loved Big Red gum and this is pretty darn close. I might be losing a bit of the flavor due to said cold but I can definitely feel a bit of burn on the roof of my mouth!

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Definitely need to up my rating for this. I have been drinking nothing but this at work for the last couple of days. I thought I would give it a try with the horrific allergies I was having. Between the cinnamon in Stormy Night and some nasal mist, my sinus passages are tons better. I even finished the portion I had made to keep at work!

I portioned some more of to take in with me tomorrow and I can feel the bottom of my bag (which is crazy since I bought the 250gram enormous bag when this was on sale). Granted, I’ve given out quite a few samples of this, especially when I thought I hated it! Now that I really like it, I’m worried I’ll run out before winter is over.

So in case you didn’t see my last tasting note, the key with Stormy Night is overleafing it! And, if you happen to have sinus issues, I highly recommend giving this a try. With enough leaf (and a bit of sweetener), it does taste like Mexican Hot Chocolate. Also, I’ve left this steeping at work on my desk only to run to a meeting and it manages to not get astringent.

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I recently discovered loose leaf tea and am already addicted (much to my husband’s dismay)! I prefer fruity teas iced and savory teas hot. Looking forward to drinking and chatting.

Some likes/dislikes I’ve been noticing:

Likes:
Pineapple
Jasmine
Fruity White Teas
lighters Blacks
Most Oolongs (especially greener varieties)
dessert teas
tisanes iced that don’t require added sweetener

Dislikes:
Spicy flavors unless in chai
astringent black teas
heavy ginger teas
teas with licorice (as primary ingredients – somehow I like some where the licorice is in the back drop)
heavily oxidized oolongs

For my own reference, I’m only placing “full size” teas in my cupboard.

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