What immediately made me excited about this tea blend was the fact it has real pumpkin in it. Actual, honest to God, pumpkin pieces. Autumn is really great for pumpkin flavoured things, but I wind up getting bored with flavours claiming to be pumpkin but are only pumpkin pie spice. This at least changed the pace.
It has real pumpkin pieces, allspice and clove, white chocolate, and pumpkin seeds. The pumpkin has a subtler flavour than if you were to eat straight up pumpkin, but the spices mix well with it. A pet peeve of mine, however, are the claims of this being a more butterscotch tea than pumpkin, but this is of course my palette’s personal opinion. The tea itself does not have caramel and definitely tastes more like pie than Werther’s originals. It tastes even better paired with Teavana’s Cocoa Caramel Sea Salt tea and soy milk.
Now for the bad: This tea is very greasy. I recommend it brewed in single cups or a PerfecTea maker over a standard tea pot, as you tend to have to let the device soak in hot water after you’re done. While the tea is creamier cold, the cinnamon and nutmeg give it that “cold cider bitterness” when chilled. I also think it could stand to contain more oolong leaves, as that oolong flavour doesn’t stick out at all; although this doesn’t bother me as much, as I prefer my oolongs unflavoured anyway.
All in all it tastes amazing and is one that I recommend a lot to people.