Was pretty good. Smells like pie and sugar. I didn’t get as much of the pumpkin (either in smell or taste) as everyone else, but it was still a very good cup of tea. Also, it got way better, in my opinion, after it cooled to room temp.
“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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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.
At first, I didn’t think I was going to really like the super sweet pumpkin chai, mostly because I’ve never actually had pumpkin tea or chai or latte that tastes like REAL pumpkin! This stuff was amazing! I had it paired with pumpkin creme brule and I was in autumn heaven!
I made a traditional chai this morning with this tea, steamed milk and honey and all. It worked beautifully. Definitely a great tea to have for a cozy autumn day.
I constantly missed out on this tea from going to the store at definitely the wrong times – took me a few trips to actually get my hands on it! When I finally did, it was well worth the wait. I am not a big fan of super strong and spicy chai teas, and this was the perfect substitute. It is a light chai, with an almost creamy taste, with a hint of pumpkin and spice. Definitely reminded me of thanksgiving. I’m just trying to make my little 50g to last until the next time it hits stores in the fall! Very delicious and a warm pick-me-up.