In the past, I haven’t been the biggest fan of pumpkin anything, but all of sudden, I can’t get enough of it. That being said, I had high hopes for this tea. I absolutely loved the smell of it when I was in the store but decided on another tea, so I threw it into my online order later to try it out. I made the tea and…I’m not a fan. There’s no spice to this tea whatsoever, so you’re just left with a semi-tasteless black tea. I think I was picking more of the carrot and squash flavors, so it reminded me of the pumpkin mate that tastes like vegetable soup. I enjoy that tea, but that’s not what I’m looking for with this one. On the other hand, maybe I’m looking for something that’s more like a pumpkin spice latte? Who knows. I’m going to give this one another shot and see if maybe it’ll redeem itself.
Edit: I’m still not the biggest fan, but I like it more than when I first drank it. As with Stormy Night, I found that I needed to make my steep longer and sweeten with agave nectar. The result was a sweeter tea that I found much more enjoyable. However, it’s still lacking the spice that I expect with a chai tea which is a bummer.
Flavors: Caramel, Clove, Pumpkin