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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
111 tasting notes

My first ever tea in my new Timolino! (A big thank you to my partner for this very thoughtful gift… my other one is a) plastic and b) has been dropped a few to many times :( )

So it’s my first day back at work after the Christmas/New Year’s holiday season and I am seriously wishing I was able to take the 2nd and the 3rd off too… My brain keeps saying things like “I’m sorry you want me to do what???” (That said I’d rather a short “back to work” week than a long one so there’s always a silver lining… somewhere :D )

To go along with this mental state I seriously couldn’t figure out what tea I wanted… I knew I wanted tea but everything I smelled just wasn’t “it.” In the end it came down to Santa’s Secret, Sweet Ginger Heat, Stash’s Green Chai and this one which seemed to be a combo of the two moods I was in, sweet and spiced. In the end though I’m still really disappointed that DT made such a significant (to me anyways) change to this blend, it’s just very weak in the spice area compared to prior blendings.

Don’t get me wrong it’s still a nice tea but it just doesn’t wow me like it did… Oh well there’s other Pumpkin spiced teas out there, now I just have an excuse to try them all! :D

Tuscanteal

I’m feeling the same way about work. What did they change about it this year?

Kirlika

The spice just doesn’t have the same… oomph as it did previously (for me anyway.) It sill has a nice pumpkin/squash flavor but I’m finding that I have to over-steep it to get any distinct spice flavors (rather than the spices just being side notes.)

Dexter

Kirlika – you are after me in the Canadian Traveling Tea Box. I have 5-6 pumpkin teas – I can toss some samples for your into the box if you like….

Kirlika

:D I’d love that! Thank you so much!

Speaking of, is the box still showing as “Item accepted”? I’ve noticed that CP has been having a hard time keeping their tracking updated.

Dexter

Yep, it’s “Item accepted” and nothing else, but on the bar it’s “in transit” with expected delivery tomorrow. I’ll give it til Monday – then if I don’t get it then will open a case number. Needs to be after “delivery standard” to open a case…. Not panicking – but like when I can see where packages are.

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Tuscanteal

I’m feeling the same way about work. What did they change about it this year?

Kirlika

The spice just doesn’t have the same… oomph as it did previously (for me anyway.) It sill has a nice pumpkin/squash flavor but I’m finding that I have to over-steep it to get any distinct spice flavors (rather than the spices just being side notes.)

Dexter

Kirlika – you are after me in the Canadian Traveling Tea Box. I have 5-6 pumpkin teas – I can toss some samples for your into the box if you like….

Kirlika

:D I’d love that! Thank you so much!

Speaking of, is the box still showing as “Item accepted”? I’ve noticed that CP has been having a hard time keeping their tracking updated.

Dexter

Yep, it’s “Item accepted” and nothing else, but on the bar it’s “in transit” with expected delivery tomorrow. I’ll give it til Monday – then if I don’t get it then will open a case number. Needs to be after “delivery standard” to open a case…. Not panicking – but like when I can see where packages are.

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Ever since I discovered the wide world that is loose-leaf teas, I haven’t been able to go back. It doesn’t seem to matter what type it is or if it’s “straight” or “flavored” tea is my thing. It’s actually quite funny as I’m surrounded by coffee lovers who just can’t quite grasp why, to me, tea is better than coffee. :D (which considering it’s less-than a 5 minute walk to each of 2 separate Tim Horton’s, a Starbucks AND a Second Cup… that’s saying something!)

On the whole I tend to prefer my tea strong and “au natural” with no sweeteners, milk or other additions, but like most everyone there’s always exceptions to the rule… just not many of them.

Aside from tea I love reading (especially if there is a fireplace or campfire involved), camping/hiking, horseback riding and Healing Touch (similar to Reiki). Oh and computers and board games (euro style, is there anything else? ;)) and… and… chuckles OK so I have a large variety of interests.

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