This will be the tea that keeps me from slipping back to coffee
“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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I am editing my original negative review. At first I was disappointed, since this did not taste like Pumpkin Pie, which is what I expected. But, I am changing my mind. Once I got over the initial disappointment, I found that this was something of a treat while I am watching what I am eating. It tastes a bit junky, like candy, with a fraction of the calories. I still like Saigon Chai better, but this tea has really grown on me.
Brown sugar, milk, foamy latte style, top with a dash of cinnamon and brown sugar. Sit back and enjoy a little non-denominational heaven. So good, it’s such a perfect mix of pumpkin and spice. I have three tins stored away and this is the tea that all my friends end up asking for when they come to visit.
I am new to Chai teas as my lactose intolerance prohibits me from drinking any dairy. When I bought the pumpkin chai, I asked the girls working at DavidsTea if they had tried it without milk- they said it was excellent. I purchased the tea and was excited to try it, it seemed like an ideal drink for a snowy winter day. After steeping my tea in the NOBLE tea tumbler, I tried the tea and was a little bit overwhelmed by the flavours. I added some brown sugar and a packet of sweetener and it was pretty good. I then poured half my tea into another mug and added lactose free milk (which i heated up a bit), this tasted much better! I am very diet conscious, so I’m not sure if I would drink this tea very often because of all the calories I have to add to it. I prefer my teas plain, sometimes with a bit of sweetener. Overall, it was a good tea and I understand all the good reviews about it. It is definitely best around thanksgiving or on a cold winter day!
So I tried this tea again today. I think I must be doing something wrong i love pumpkin and I love chai but I just can’t get this tea to work. Today when I made it I made it plain no sweetener or milk which I would usually add to chai teas. It did taste better than previously but it was like it lacked flavour. Maybe I will try it again with hotter water and more tea. Really glad I only have the 25g from the fall collection.
I’m not a huge fan of flavoured black teas. I find the black tea overpowers the flavour.
But the pumpkin chai smells incredible, and I’ve finally found a way to enjoy it. A heaping 1.5 tsp of pumpkin chai steeped for 4 mins in one cup of boiling water. Then over the stove I mix a cup of vanilla soy milk in a sauce pan and add pumpkin spice latte syrup I bought at williams sanoma. You could probably use vanilla bean syrup too or just sweeten the soy milk with some agave or honey.
For me, drinking Chai tea has become somewhat of an acquired taste. I wasn’t a big fan of it from the moment I first drank it. I’m still not that big a fan. I prefer more fresh tasting teas like green tea!
And for this tea, I can’t say I loved it the moment I tried it either. The smell is absolutely heavenly, but the taste tends to just get really gross after the first couple sips.
I used soy and stevia as a creamer (as I do with most beverages), and I do believe it makes it a whole heck of a lot better, but still, as I said, the taste just gets really ‘buttery’ after a while.
OK, I have to get this out there before I go any further. I strongly dislike the smell of this tea, whether in the bag or in the cup. That being said, I have tried it twice now. The first was in a simple no-fuss tea with no additives. Meh. Not a fan.
The second was today, following the DT recipe: 1/2 cup milk, 1/2 cup water, 1 tsp of brown sugar and Pumpkin Chai on the stovetop. I had no hope for it turning out well (I should probably mention that I don’t like chai teas).
Verdict? I don’t like the smell. I don’t like chai. So then why do I actually like this?? It tastes nice and pumkin-y, and the milk makes it a creamy fall drink. I actually steeped it for only 4 minutes compared to the suggested 5-10, and will definately steep longer next time. Not a favorite, but I might actually enjoy going through the 25g I bought. Huh.