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I decided to give this another go this morning, but I’ve got an intense-ish day of baking ahead of me and I need to make this short. [A true challenge.]

I can taste the pumpkin. That’s very nice. But in order to get to it I need to sift through the spices a little, because to me this is heavily spiced. Not spicy hot, but spiced like…pumpkin pie. So at least appropriate. For that they get points.

The one thing that I definitely don’t like about this is that it’s drying my mouth out rather noticeably. Also, it’s just a little on the bitter side. I probably should try this out as a proper latte, or maybe I’ll just top it off with some whipped cream. However, I think I’m going to hold off on it for a while as I suspect it’s making my stomach a bit upset.

Anyhow, it easily claims the crown for the best pumpkin flavored tea I’ve had, but I’m probably not going to reorder it. And now, I can finally put a rating on this. [Yes, that was bothering me.]

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Angrboda

I know what you mean about trying not to get long winded. Sometimes it boggles the mind a bit to realise that our short posts are still longer than other people’s long posts…
I think I’ll make a cup of this. Odd how a post about a tea that someone wasn’t really impressed with can inspire someone else to make a cup of a tea that they weren’t really impressed with either. I’ve found that adding a little milk helps a lot though. How exactly do you mean when you say ‘proper latte’? Is it something to do with steaming and foaming the milk like in coffee drinks, or is it something one can do at home in an ordinary kitchen?

takgoti

That happens to me a lot because I keep thinking that I’ll like it better after I read about it for some reason. I don’t know why.

In regards to the “proper latte,” actually, getting technical to me that does mean steaming and frothing the milk, but I don’t really have the means to do that… So what I meant in that context was just putting more milk in it. I just dumped like a tablespoon in it last time when I was about half-way through the cup and it wasn’t effective at all. I’ll probably do like 2 parts water 1 part milk next time and actually let the tea steep in the milk.

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Angrboda

I know what you mean about trying not to get long winded. Sometimes it boggles the mind a bit to realise that our short posts are still longer than other people’s long posts…
I think I’ll make a cup of this. Odd how a post about a tea that someone wasn’t really impressed with can inspire someone else to make a cup of a tea that they weren’t really impressed with either. I’ve found that adding a little milk helps a lot though. How exactly do you mean when you say ‘proper latte’? Is it something to do with steaming and foaming the milk like in coffee drinks, or is it something one can do at home in an ordinary kitchen?

takgoti

That happens to me a lot because I keep thinking that I’ll like it better after I read about it for some reason. I don’t know why.

In regards to the “proper latte,” actually, getting technical to me that does mean steaming and frothing the milk, but I don’t really have the means to do that… So what I meant in that context was just putting more milk in it. I just dumped like a tablespoon in it last time when I was about half-way through the cup and it wasn’t effective at all. I’ll probably do like 2 parts water 1 part milk next time and actually let the tea steep in the milk.

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