Wow! Really really wow!!! (Picture me jumping up and down and running around an office with all of the other sane adults staring at me as if I has lost my mind…) My 52teas order arrived today!!!!!!! I imagine that this would be exciting anywhere, but me being in Ecuador made it that much more exciting! It was the first test order that I had placed and was crossing my fingers that it would make it through customs… It did! After a short 2 week wait I have my order in my hands! Now that I know that my orders will actually arrive, I will definitely have to place another order… (and another, and another, and another…) I am now sitting at home (after smelling the tea during the entire drive from work) and made a pot of this tea! Yep, it was an entire pot of tea worthy celebration!
The fact that I sniffed the tea the entire drive home (not the safest thing to do considering the way people drive in Ecuador) probably made you realize that I love the way it smelled. Spicy pumpkin pie with a creamy background that lingered behind. Wow… I was in love with this tea. I couldn’t make traffic go any faster in order to get home to try it.
Once I got home, first thing I did, brew it! I was a little worried while I brewed it. I wasn’t getting the strong delicious smell I got from the leaves. 2 large cups of water boiling water, 4 teaspoons of tea, and 3.5 minutes later my worries disappeared. The tea tasted exactly like I wanted it too. First up there was the spiciness. All the cinnamon and nutmeg that should be in pumpkin cheesecake or pie was there. Immediately after there was the earthy pumpkin. I mean to use earthy in the best of ways, meaning that there was just enough of it to equal an unmistakable pumpkin taste. Finally as an after taste, creaminess. Delicious.
There was no bitter or dirt taste. Nothing not to like. Only regret: not getting more of it…
I had a second brew that was not nearly as good as the first, but still drinkable. I think I will stick to a single brew in the future.
All in all, I can’t wait to place my next order. I loved this tea and I am going to be super sad when when I finish it. Thanks Frank for shipping your tea to another continent! You have made me a super happy girl today! : )