I keep looking for nice pumpkin pie teas, especially now that it’s the holidays…
This is a nice tisane, it’s a rooibos and honeybush mix and the dry leaf smells very ginger-y. This reminds me a bit more of a gingerbread spice than it does of pumpkin pie, but it’s hard to capture a pumpkin flavor in tea, I think. Overall I am pretty happy with it though. The clove element is very strong. I think this would be really good as a late and will have to try making it that way someday, or maybe just add some whipped cream on top of this… nom!
Tea #41 from Another Traveling Tea Box
This one smells really spicy and not too terribly good in the bag, but once steeped it smells sweeter, but still has a rather zippy feel.
It is definitely reminiscent of pumpkin pie, despite the lack of pumpkin flavor. The spices are surprisingly mellow, and strongly clove and ginger, with a more subtle nutmeg and cinnamon flavor. I’m also really happy with how not-rooibosy this is. This would pair so well with Thanksgiving dinner!
I am always on the quest to find a perfect rooibos/honeybush pumpkin pie blend. I want something creamy, with lots of pumpkin flavor & very light on the spice. Pumpkin pie is my favorite pie and I adore anything pumpkin anyway. I love this time of year because I feel less crazy for indulging in everything pumpkin! Anyway, I am trying the last of this tea again because I honestly can’t remember how it tastes.
This tea is interesting because like many pumpkin pie teas, it relies on the spices to deliver the pumpkin flavor. I don’t find the spices to be too overwhelming in this blend (hooray!). It actually morphs into pumpkin pie on the tongue if you really slurp. I actually like the way the spices blend with the honeybush. I think honeybush is a great base to use for this kind of tea because it’s sweet and smooth like a creamy slice of pie.
I am surprised at how mellow this tea is. It could be because it’s very old… I’m sure that the fresher teas would have a bit more strength. So far this is my favorite honeybush/herbal pumpkin blend. It still feels like there is something missing to make this just right… but I’ll certainly finish the cup!
I cannot remember who sent this to me in a swap.. but thank you & I’m sorry I forgot who you are!
Art of Tea sample 6/24
Wow is this tea perfect! The pumpkin is light in taste, but it smells very pumpkin. The brewed tea is pretty dark, I was surprised to find it was a honeybush and not the red rooibos in this tea. I love the spices, cloves add to the festive feeling of this tea. There is a natural sweetness to this tea. I didn’t need any additives, but I am saving the second cup for a tea latte type drink! This will definitely be a tea I purchase. Thanks Jaime for making these samples possilbe!
Tea #18 from Another Traveling Tea Box
I’m not really sure that I’ve had a pumpkin pie tea before, but this one was a little bland. I liked the combination of rooibos and honeybush, gave the tea a flavor somewhat reminiscent of pumpkin pie. The flavors weren’t quite spot on, I didn’t taste pumpkin at all, but it had a nice combination of spices.
Thank you to Jaime for sending me this one… it’s from our Secret Santa swap that I hadn’t yet had a chance to try yet!
This is really good. I like that it is a blend of both rooibos and honeybush, because I prefer the blend of the two than rooibos on its own. The spices are warm but not spicy-hot. A hint of pumpkin in the background… makes me long for Thanksgiving! Or at least Thanksgiving dinner! YUM!
Wow I’m really the first one to review this one?! Well, I am a big pumpkin fan to the point that I even make my own “pumpkin pie” oatmeal at home so when I found this I had to try it! It is very much like pumpkin pie in liquid form except it seems a bit heavy on the cinnamon, which isn’t a bad thing – I’m just a nutmeg lover when it comes to pumpkin pie! The tea even tastes a bit creamy as if there is slight whipped cream taste. Also, there is this other flavor that I couldn’t put my finger on and it really made its presence known at the back of my tongue. This really started to annoy me because I couldn’t pick out what that flavor was that I was tasting! So I went to their site and I notice there is honeybush in here and I have never had honeybush before so I assume that is what that mystery taste was since the pumpkin and spices were all distinguishable. This will be an AWESOME fall drink and will have to make myself a reminder to get some of this around October!
Thank you Ellyn for the sample!
This blend is spicy but kind of bland. I don’t taste any pumpkin, mostly cinnamon and other spices with honeybush. It’s not bad, but I had to steep it for a really long time to get the strength I was looking for. Glad to have tried it though! It makes me wish Pumpkin Chai from DavidsTea was spicy like this.