There is barely any flavor here. Some distant sugary spices… Might as well be warm water with a bit of cinnamon sugar in it. And the steep looked in my cup just as greasy as a chicken soup.
“Sipdown. I am being teased by the faintest whispers of spice. It’s warm and comforting, but I wish I could actually taste. Drunk with almond milk. :) 3 min at 185F” Read full tasting note
“And that’s a sipdown (82) for this oolong as I drink my re-steeped cup of it. I enjoyed it – the spices were actually a little different from most of the pumpkin teas I’ve had,...” Read full tasting note
“I was out near a Teavana and remembered that I wanted to get a to-go cup of this one to try it out. It sounded promising for a Teavana blend, and every once in a while they come out with a blend...” Read full tasting note
“I had high hopes for this tea but a) it actually was .98 per 2 oz more than the tin said which made me really mad and b) it doesn’t taste nearly as good as its ingredients would lead you to...” Read full tasting note
A bountiful harvest of sweetness and spice, this warming oolong is an impeccable accompaniment to crisp autumn days. A balanced swirl of rich pumpkin and flavors of caramel, toffee, butterscotch, and creamy vanilla, this rich and smooth cup is a sublime indulgence for the body and mind any time of day.
Richly sweet and creamy white and dark chocolate meets sweet pumpkin and toffee flavors, an undertone of sweet spice and mocha
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Well first thing I noticed was the lack of leaf in my bag that so many others have complained about. However, the smell made me overlook that and made me excited to try. It smelled like pumpkin bread or some other delicious fresh baked good.
Once brewed, before even trying the tea I noticed two things:
1. how incredible murky it was – I couldn’t even see the bottom of the cup and
2. the oil sheen on top of the cup that made this tea rather unappealing.
I decided to push passed all that though because if it tastes good, the oil would not bother me. However, the taste, though not bad is not enough to cover the oily mouthfeel I am getting. This is actually the first time I have truly noticed oils in a tea and it is not something I enjoy. Perhaps I can mask the oils if I make it a latte? I think this might find its way into the swap box despite its intoxicating aroma.
This one is a little trickier to review than some of the other teas I have been trying lately. I liked it, I did not love it, but I had massive expectations for it and the tea just was not what I expected it was going to be. I got the spice, but there is a hint of bitterness to the end note of the tea that I didn’t really love. It also certainly did not taste an ounce like the oolong it professed to be.
Looking at the ingredient list, I think this is one of those cases where there is just too much going on. Too many flavours are all trying to scream their presence and the end taste gets just a little muddled. I am sorry that is the case, because I love fall teas, but I think that other ones just may have done the fall theme better than this tea.
That being said, it is certainly not an awful cup to drink. I am guessing I will get through this purchase, but probably not repurchase again.
I almost reached for a different tea but I grabbed this one because I have a bunch from when it was on sale. I also figure that as soon as it starts warming up I will not be in the mood for this one for a loooong while. This one is either finicky, or my taste buds can’t make up their mind. It just seems really inconsistent. Sometimes this is really flavorful, other times it’s just meh.
Today was a good day, but not the best.
ETA: why in the world am I still up! It’s almost 4am and this girl really needs to get some shut eye!
Well… I love all things pumpkin.. and this was the highlight of my day.. my friend who just got back from the states bought me some as a surprise… I see what teavana tried to do here… the idea of pumpkin creme brulee is wonderful…. but its the spice that got me…. i think the fact that they put ginger, allspice cloves and nutmeg, was overkill. It made the spiciness almost taste fake… besides that part though, I really do like this tea… which is why I am giving it a high rating.. because I appreciate what was attempted.. and it still makes a half decent mug!
Wow, I can’t believe I like this! It doesn’t taste like pumpkin pie per say, but it definitely has a pumpkin spiciness that lingers. Quite addictive, actually. And this is coming from somebody who doesn’t really care for pumpkin spice.
What I don’t like, however, is the grimy gritty feeling I’m getting at the back of my throat after I sip. It feels like I need to have a glass of water on hand to wash it away.
So despite walking into Teavana just to get an iced drink, I impulse bought this tea. After I bought it, I remembered chrimabro telling me it wasn’t worth buying.
The tea is… odd. The spices are overpowering and a bit of a weird combination. However, with some almond milk, it tones down the spices a lot and makes it pretty damn tasty. Not sure it’s something I’ll buy again, though, considering the price. (The issue of not enough oolong to justify the price of the tea, has happens with other oolong blends at Teavana.)
I bought this tea back in October to have a nice fall tea, and it certainly was! I never tried this tea without sweetener so I can’t give a true review of the tea plain. I prepared mine with a tsp. of caramel stirred in and whipped cream on top with sea salt and caramel drizzle. I know it sounds very rich, but it wasn’t bad. This is another tea I have as a dessert. Though I do like it, it’s not a must have in my cabinet.
I had a sample of this one in the store and it was amazing. I knew I had to pick some up. It’s not a BAD tea, but it’s not the best. It’s a good novice tea drinker tea, I think, because on the flat of your tongue it’s a pretty simple pumpkin spice-y fall drink, a little bit sweet, relatively creamy and nice going down, along with a rather nice aftertaste.
If you pay enough attention to the flavours, however, you’re going to get something pretty hard and bitter. On the sides of the tongue it tastes a bit like that one time you crunched on a chunk of cinnamon, thinking it was going to be sweet and cinnamony rather than being about as painful as crunching on pepper. That taste fades with a bit of time but it’s pretty disrupting of the experience of the rest of the tea. It’s rather like a great song with a music video from the Twilight movies. Just don’t pay attention too much and it won’t be ruined for you.
This is very tasty, but where is the tea? I see it in the teaspoon I used, but it seems to be very much overpowered by the spices. They are tasty though. I taste some pumpkin, and cinnamon, and a bit of chocolate and some nutmeg. I think it succeeds at pumpkin spice without being too pumpkin-y.