In my latest bagged tea drinking endeavors, I came across this one when my husband and I were about to leave the house but we wanted something to take with us. I asked him what he was in the mood for, and he said, “Surprise me.” So this tea came out. I brewed it, added sugar and milk, and then let him smell it. He wanted to try and guess what it was. I was expecting him, based on the kind of tea it is, to mistake it for chai, but surprisingly, the pumpkin flavor and aroma was enough to distinguish it (which I found out immediately after by smelling it myself).
I really like the pumpkiny-ness of this one, even if it may be a little artificial. I didn’t get a big artificial vibe from the smell and the taste, so it didn’t bother me. It tasted like pumpkin, the stuff from the can that you get in the grocery store. Some people might prefer it to taste the way fresh pumpkin smells, but I actually am not as fond of the smell of fresh pumpkin. I am, however, fond of this tea, and I will probably bring it back out sometime in the near future… if I can get over whatever pregnancy funk is preventing me from wanting tea right now. This being my first pregnancy, I don’t know how long this nausea thing is supposed to last, but whenever it wants to quit is fine with me. xP