Oh, oh, oh. Where was it. I had this luscious dessert back in October when I was in Chicago – a pumpkin bread pudding. It killed. Right! Yes! Sable! It was their warm pumpkin-pecan bread pudding, with bourbon whipped cream and toasted buttered pecans.
The dry tea doesn’t smell that much – mostly there’s a hint of warm vanilla – but steeped? So pumpkin bread puddingy! I know it’s supposed to be crème brûlée, but now I’m dead stuck in my dessert memory and there will be no escape.
This was a sample I asked for mostly because it had such a high rating. Pumpkin was very much an acquired taste for me, but now I love it. It’s something I rarely consume, though, and mostly when I’m overseas… and never in liquid form.
This is fairly rich in cinnamon, which is a tea flavouring I generally avoid, and added to my personal is-pumpkin-really-fit-to-drink issues, this really shouldn’t appeal to me as much as it does. It’s very well-balanced, round and smooth, and I doubt I could find a better, more natural-tasting pumpkin tea.
This is a really lovely and well-executed tea. All in all, I could definitely see myself drinking this seasonally, a few times a year, but a pumpkin tea is not something I’d keep as a staple.
[From my Butiki order to Santa Clara, October 2013.]
[Sample polished off in Rome, January 2014.]