When I saw this tea pop up on Butiki’s website… well, let’s just say my wallet is a little more empty! Pumpkin + creamy milkshake sound so perfect together. It’s a dreamy, wonderful match. When I opened the pouch, I was surprised to be smelling spices — a bit like cinnamon gum. I was expecting more vanilla and pumpkin instead.

The spices are a little more toned down once water has been added, but I taste cinnamon first. The mouthfeel is quite creamy which is nice, but I’m not tasting a whole lot of pumpkin. What’s interesting is that there is just a tiny bit of something creamy at the tail end of the sip, but I wouldn’t have noticed it had I not been looking. I suppose the creaminess paired with the spices gives the illusion of pumpkin, but I want more — pumpkin, vanilla, milk – all frothed up in a blender! Even with some added sugar, this tea just doesn’t have the flavor I want. Really bummed as I thought that this would be my favorite fall tea!

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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