Drinking Pumpkin Chai this morning, you know, to make room for fresh pumpkin chai when the Fall Collection is released.
“I had a mug of this earlier this morning and as usual it was great. It kept me nice and cozy as I waited for the bus :D” Read full tasting note
“OMG ITS SOOOO GOOD New favorite tea omnomnomnommn I get the box with 25g of each tea in it. eep excite! This one is thick, in such a good way. Edit: Okay folks, this tea tastes *like pumpkin*. No...” Read full tasting note
“Backlog from when I was at the mall today: Woo! Good. I still like it! I wasn't sure because some of the ultra-crazy-sugary blends no longer appeal to me as much now that I've discovered the...” Read full tasting note
“I don't know, guys... This one doesn't quite make it for me. Bummer! I was expecting pumpkin pie, and I got more chai than I wanted. I think there's too much cinnamon, and not enough pumpkin....” Read full tasting note
Let’s face it, the best thing about fall is pumpkin pie. And this spiced black tea is arguably just as delicious. It’s got all the warmth of cinnamon, pumpkin pieces, cloves and cardamom, plus the sweetness of caramel and pumpkin candy. For a true autumn treat, top it up with steamed milk and stir in a spoonful of brown sugar. It’ll make you wish it were fall all year round.
Ingredients: Black tea, cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, squash, carrot, caramel bits, pumpkin candies.
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Its my mothers birthday today, and in celebration, I am drinking all the pumpkin teas I own, as pumpkin is her favorite flavor. So much so that we always have pumpkin pie for the celebrations, instead of birthday cake!
The reviews of this were facinating, and all over the board. I could expect anything from an overhyped weak tea, to a tea that was the greatest phenomenon ever and might very well do my dishes for me.
What I’ve experienced is somewhere bewteen these extremes. I like it! I find it just a touch more chai-y than pumpkin-y, but its a tea that warms and reminds me very much of autumn. This isnt an active adoration tea, where every sip is a swoon. This is a passive enjoyment tea, where I dont have to pay too much attention to it, but I enjoy it all.
Sadly this timolino full used up the last of the leaf I brought with me for this blend – though thankfully I still have lots at home to enjoy.
And also sadly, my sore tooth is acting up again…
Anyway, steeping parameters were 2 tsp. of leaf in the 12 oz. timolino in boiling water for four minutes. I also added in a splash of milk.
This smells lovely, and tastes lovelier! Gentle chai spices, creamy pumpkin flavour, and sweet notes of honey, caramel, and brown sugar. I only wish it would cool down just a little faster.
I’m also a little frustrated, albeit with myself. I’ve had some serious cravings for Genmaicha the last day or so, and despite having five variations at home, I decided not to bring any of them. Shame on me.
Finished off the last of this one yesterday. Pretty good, although I found myself longing a bit for the pumpkin-pie-ness of Della Terra’s Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie. Sigh. I had meant to pick some of this chai up the other day, but it slipped my mind. If it’s still there next time I’m at the store, I think I’ll get 25g as it is rather tasty, but it’s no huge loss if I don’t!
Another tea from the David’s Tea fall collection…
I was looking forward to trying this one and this morning we are fogged in again in S.F., so this seemed like a sweet and cosy thing to try this morning.
This was steeped for 5 minutes and got some soymilk thrown in. It’s a bit sweeter than I thought it would be, but I like it pretty well. It has a nice pumpkin flavor and the cardamom is definitely shining through, which I love. There is a slight touch of clove but nothing too overwhelming. Pretty good but I admit I am partial to the Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie by Della Terra. :)
My tea escapades have been pretty minimal lately, and are not anything to write home about. Peppermint and chamomile- that about sums it up. This is the first caffeine-filled “tea” I’ve had all week. It’s a landmark.
I think I may want a chai with a bigger spice kick in the future. There’s a lot of citrus peel and caramel present today, the former of which is burdened with highlighting the sharp, tangy qualities of the other “spices” and ingredients.
Part of me wonders how this would taste if it had a dash of nutmeg, cardamon, and ginger in it (I swear at least some of those ingredients were present in past years). Eh. I guess I can play around with the spice level myself.
Note to self: maybe only stick with one of either brown sugar or sweetened condensed milk. 1-2 tablespoons of each is almost too sweet and rich (very pie-like).
Thank goodness for Pumpkin Chai for late night studying. I’ve been lacking on my notes due to school craziness…. Oh how I would love to sit and do some serious reviews of tea right now! Soon my friends, soon.
This tea is as good as I remembered it. Sweet pumpkin pie covered in whipping cream. OH goodness I’ve missed you! Lovely pumpkin taste (not artificial in the slightest) with a very well balanced sweet/spice to ensure you melt. This Thanksgiving I will be drinking Pumpkin Chai instead of making my stomach hurt with a slice of pumpkin pie (that doesn’t ever taste as good as I think it should anyway… possibly because I don’t have time to bake a pie, and my mom has never baked before… AKA it’s store bought garbage).
Oh.. by the way.. I’m drinking this with nothin’ added. Maybe someday I should make a latte out of it. hmmm…
Hmmmm. Yes, it is a chai kind of day. So I am onto another pot of this. I guess in comparison to regular chai, it seems kind of bland. However, it is creamy and pumkiny and very good. It is more of a spiced pumpkin tea than a chai in my book, but if the chai spices were much stronger they would overpower the pumpkin flavor. This time I added a smaller amount of half & half and it works so much better.
OK, this tea has definitely found a home with me. This is one I could marathon like comfort tea – in fact in the second cup I added brown sugar and milk as recommended and YUMMM. But even without, this is like a beautiful tea version of pumpkin pie. I like it both ways, but it’s really decadent with things added. OM NOM NOM NOM.
It really does taste like pumpkin. You can really smell the squash!