248 Tasting Notes
Steeped in a smaller cup, I usually steep in my Teavana 16oz travel tumbler but it shattered so I am forced to make smaller amounts in smaller equipment until my goto is replaced.
Smaller seems to bring out more of the creamy flavor of this tea, and also seems to blend the subtle coconut really well.
I’m kind of wanting to make this into a latte with whipped cream to see how it would taste.
This tea is surprisingly spicy. From the aroma opening the bag to sipping, I can taste the prominent cloves and cinnamon.
The pumpkin is a subtle and smooth underlying flavor over the black tea, complimenting the taste instead of feeling overwhelmed by the spices.
This is a great tea, very surprising as I was expecting a typical pumpkin pie flavor.
More tea leaves bring a richer flavor, much creamier with an increasing coconut taste.
The first steep I had used about a teaspoon, but this time I had made it a heaping teaspoon.
As autumn transitions to winter, this tea is one of few things that is keeping me from going insane waiting for autumn to end.
It is still sweet and spicy as ever, the colorfully bright citrus flavors dance as my mind drifts from the miserable rainy weather to late spring of this year in Chicago when I first sampled this blend.
The leaves have a light spicy sweet aroma that intrigues me. Because the spice is one of the first to catch, I suspect the s’mores taste might get overwhelmed.
And I was right, as the spicy chai flavor is above all the taste in this blend. It is not a bad flavor, a sweet and creamy variation with a smoky touch.
The marshmallow and others are subtle, but you catch them in different sips, as the spice still does overwhelm.
Nonetheless, for chai lovers, this is a great variation.
The aroma right when you open the bag is mind-blowingly delicious coconut, I will instantly like this.
The first few sips give me that light creamy pie taste with a subtle flavor of coconut, although I would prefer more coconut than pie.
Nonetheless, this is a great tea for any time of day, as it is light and delicious.
2nd steep of last of the leaves, with no rock sugar.
It is still buttery, but because of the 2nd steep, it loses some flavor.
Despite, it is still delicious.
The last of my first bag from Teavana, more is on the way.
I believe the last bit was a little under 2 teaspoons, as I wanted the flavor to overflow this morning.
Very buttery, still very delicious.
Today, the brew is satisfyingly spicy, with a still strong aroma of pepper and cardamon.
I love when this tea has a bit of a bite to it, it gives me that extra kick either in the mornings or afternoons.
Very fruity, you can barely taste the white tea.
Although the citrus flavor is present, it is not a typical orange flavor, more grapefruit, which doesn’t deter from the deliciousness overall.
This was a sample that came with my Teavana orders, which included rock sugar, so it was easy steeping right out of the bag.