Out of the handful of pumpkin teas I’ve tried this one tastes the most like pumpkin pie. It carries a mushy creaminess, a slightly pungent finish, that makes me think of pumpkin or black tea, and even the sensation of sweet rich whip cream. Are you sure this is vegan?

I don’t get creme brulee as much but it has already succeeded where many other teas have clunked out- creating a convincing pumpkin dessert, both in texture and in taste, without going overboard artificial, and still managing to be tea. Thank you BoxerMama for the sample, and Stacy for all the amazing teas!

Edit: This holds up decently to additional steeping, although the cinnamon is more dominant, and my empty cup has the amazing aroma of nutmeg, cinnamon, and creamy pumpkin.

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gmathis

Pie…pumpkin or otherwise..sounds wonderful right now!

CrowKettle

You got me thinking about all the different kinds of pie out there: lemon meringue, key lime, apple, blueberry, bumbleberry, strawberry & rhubarb, cherry, blackberry, pecan, coconut, savory pies.. Now I want pie too.

CrowKettle

Searching through wikipedia’s archive on different kinds of pie has made me realize there are many, many pies still out there that I have yet to try. I think it’s high time I grab lunch.

gmathis

Sorry about that :) Lemon meringue is my absolute favorite.

CrowKettle

I would love to try a true attempt at lemon meringue tea. Good pie to- I haven’t had any in a very long time.

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gmathis

Pie…pumpkin or otherwise..sounds wonderful right now!

CrowKettle

You got me thinking about all the different kinds of pie out there: lemon meringue, key lime, apple, blueberry, bumbleberry, strawberry & rhubarb, cherry, blackberry, pecan, coconut, savory pies.. Now I want pie too.

CrowKettle

Searching through wikipedia’s archive on different kinds of pie has made me realize there are many, many pies still out there that I have yet to try. I think it’s high time I grab lunch.

gmathis

Sorry about that :) Lemon meringue is my absolute favorite.

CrowKettle

I would love to try a true attempt at lemon meringue tea. Good pie to- I haven’t had any in a very long time.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

White teas, roasted/fired green teas, and the not so roasted green oolong varieties are my favourites.

Currently looking for the most buttery and sweet green oolong I can find.

Ingredients/flavours I enjoy (in moderation): anise, butter, caramel, cedar, cream, floral, grapefruit, jasmine, lavender, lemon, lime, maple, marshmallow leaves, melon, mint, orchid, pine, rice, rose, vanilla.

Ingredients/flavours I tend to dislike: apple, cocoa nibs, licorice, marine, peach, stevia

Subjective Rating System 2.0:

91-100: My absolute favourite tea. Will impulsively buy and hoard like a dragon.

86-90: A favourite tea. May have quality flaws that I choose to ignore.

76-85: A lovely tea, maybe of high quality or masterful blending, but not one I’m likely to order again.

70-75: Enjoyable, but I may have few minor problems with quality, consistency, ingredient chemistry and/or personal preferences.

50-69: Quality, consistency, blending, or personal preference problems are apparent, but I wouldn’t pass up a cup.

11-49: Varying levels of undrinkable tea. I don’t give a lot of these ratings out, since I tend to grab teas I know will appeal to me.

1-10: Nightmare tea from the chaos realms. This is last year’s low-grade bancha mixed with rancid coconut, stale cocoa nibs, over-enthusiastic hibiscus, and combined with stevia sweetener. I’m pretty sure it doesn’t exist.

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