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drank Pumpkin Chai by DAVIDsTEA
2246 tasting notes

Finished off the last of this one yesterday. Pretty good, although I found myself longing a bit for the pumpkin-pie-ness of Della Terra’s Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie. Sigh. I had meant to pick some of this chai up the other day, but it slipped my mind. If it’s still there next time I’m at the store, I think I’ll get 25g as it is rather tasty, but it’s no huge loss if I don’t!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Babble

There wasn’t a whole lot of pumpkin-y in this. It wasn’t bad though. Did you brew it in milk?

Kittenna

No, it wasn’t super pumpkiny. I also didn’t have quite enough tea for the thermos, so it was a little weak. I actually am lame and although I keep meaning to, I’ve only ever tried some chais and matcha as tea lattes! (Oh, and earl grey I suppose). I keep hearing how this tea and other pumpkin spice teas make great lattes….

Babble

They’re very nice but a lot of work. Lol. I only make them on occasion.

Kittenna

Well if we’re talking the lattes that require frothing and whatnot, I’ve never made one! I just add milk (or brew in milk) and add sugar or whatever sweetener I’m using.

Babble

When I made pumpkin chai, I actuallly boiled milk and tea in a pan and strained it. Lovely, buuut a lot of work. Then again, I’m not really a fan of cooking either. It’s worth doing once or twice with chaise, but I don’t think it needs to be done every time.

Adding milk and sugar after I brew is more my style, if I add any at all.

I see peoe making matcha smoothies, too, and I’m like “eh… too much work”

Babble

*people

Babble

LOL and I meant to say “it’s worth doing once with chai’s”. Dang autocorrect.

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Babble

There wasn’t a whole lot of pumpkin-y in this. It wasn’t bad though. Did you brew it in milk?

Kittenna

No, it wasn’t super pumpkiny. I also didn’t have quite enough tea for the thermos, so it was a little weak. I actually am lame and although I keep meaning to, I’ve only ever tried some chais and matcha as tea lattes! (Oh, and earl grey I suppose). I keep hearing how this tea and other pumpkin spice teas make great lattes….

Babble

They’re very nice but a lot of work. Lol. I only make them on occasion.

Kittenna

Well if we’re talking the lattes that require frothing and whatnot, I’ve never made one! I just add milk (or brew in milk) and add sugar or whatever sweetener I’m using.

Babble

When I made pumpkin chai, I actuallly boiled milk and tea in a pan and strained it. Lovely, buuut a lot of work. Then again, I’m not really a fan of cooking either. It’s worth doing once or twice with chaise, but I don’t think it needs to be done every time.

Adding milk and sugar after I brew is more my style, if I add any at all.

I see peoe making matcha smoothies, too, and I’m like “eh… too much work”

Babble

*people

Babble

LOL and I meant to say “it’s worth doing once with chai’s”. Dang autocorrect.

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I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

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