Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake

Tea type
Black Tea
Black Tea, Calendula Petals, Natural Flavours
Pumpkin, Smooth, Caramel, Cream, Molasses, Cloves, Cheesecake, Malt, Spices
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Loose Leaf
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205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec 12 oz / 364 ml

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From 52teas

Yes, it’s that time of year again, time for a pumpkin blend, but not just any pumpkin blend. Here’s our premium black teas blended with marigold petals and natural and organic flavors. It’s a guilt-free (vegan even) caramelly, cheesecakey, pumpkiny feast for your sweet-tooth all wrapped up in the hug of a great cuppa premium black tea.

Our Tea of the Week for the week of September 24, 2012


The original blend was a black tea base with marigold petals and organic flavors. We can do that!

Our black tea base IS different from the original. We spent months developing a black tea base that is well rounded and flavorful. To learn more about it, click here.

So we took our all-new, go-to black tea base and blended it with organic marigold petals and all-natural, organic flavors. As the original description states; "It’s a guilt-free (vegan even) caramelly, cheesecakey, pumpkiny feast for your sweet-tooth all wrapped up in the hug of a great cuppa premium black tea." And it is!

The Large Size is 2 ounces.

Ingredients: Organic black teas, organic marigold petals and organic, all-natural flavors.

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161 Tasting Notes

775 tasting notes

2 min steep
maybe i should have gone even less.
in fact i’m sure i should have gone less.
even before tasting it i can smell bitter before i smell pumpkin :(
try again next time.


This is one tea that works well with an added sugar and drop of milk. I bought a pouch a while ago and found that it helps bring out the creaminess.


I steeped for 2:30 and it wasn’t bitter at all. I agree with KittyLovesTea, it was better with a bit of milk and sugar.


Maybe bring the temp down to 205 or 200 if you’re making it at boiling.


all great advice! thank you! i learn a lot from reading reviews but having actual guidance is priceless. i will have another cup later tonight and i’m sure it will be superb!


I still haven’t tried the milk and sugar thing (but I’m sure it would be delicious). I agree with bringing down the temp and also with being careful not to over-steep.

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417 tasting notes

Thank you, Eva, for giving me a chance to try this tea!

This is good, but there was too much spice and not enough creamy pumpkin cheesecake flavor for me. I was also hoping for more of a buttery caramel flavor. The other 52teas blends I tried have been so incredible, but this one just falls slightly short for me.

Flavors: Caramel, Cloves

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 24 OZ / 709 ML

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747 tasting notes

I used 1 tablespoon of dry leaf for 375 ml of water.

Smooth and sweet tasting. I’m really getting a pumpkin-y flavour that reminds me of the stringy stuff when I’m pumpkin carving. There a liqueur-like taste in the background which must be from the caramel. It is a little too alcohol-like for me to enjoy. Clove-nutmeg and maybe cinnamon spice flavour is present. Earthy astringency does not compliment the overall flavour profile very well. Caramel sweetness (reminding me of butterscotch pudding) present in the immediate aftertaste.

I am not detecting much cheesecake in this blend. There may be some subtle notes of it as the tea cools.

I am not a fan of the pumpkin-caramel combination but I believe that this blend did a very good job in capturing the flavours.

Rating: 84

Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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757 tasting notes

A hit for me from 52Teas! (finally!)

I made Magic Lemon Blueberry Pie yesterday for Canada Day, and the recipe calls for 14 oz of sweetened condensed milk. In the states you can buy a can of that amount, but here in Canada, it is about 10 oz, so I had to get 2 cans and have some left over. After DAVIDs Hong Kong Milk Tea tasting, I opted to try some sweetened condensed milk inmy tea, and I tried it in this one, and it was a hit.

I got creamy, I got pumpkin spice-y, and maybe a bit of crust. I don’t know how much or how little the sweetened condensed milk played a role, but it was certainly tasty, and since I am out of regular milk, this works in a pinch.

Thanks to sil for providing me with this sample.


Do you by any chance know how long sweetened condensed milk stays good in the fridge? I bought some about 2 weeks ago, thinking I would try to make that DT milk tea recipe….I opened it….didn’t use it….and poured it into a sealed Tupperware thing…..there was no " best before " date on the tin….,I don’t know if I should dump it or if it would still be ok to use……


Mine’s about 3 weeks old, and still going. There’s so much sugar in it, it feels like it could last forever. I do use it every couple days, so if I complain of food poisoning…


Awesome – you are officially be the condensed milk tester! (Taking one for the team!) when you start to feel a little queasy, let me know and I will give mine the pitch!


LOL. I think it’ll be fine up to a month in my very cold fridge. After that I’m going to toss it. Google says up to 3 weeks.

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1905 tasting notes

On the fifth day of Christmas my true love gave to meeeeee…… ;P

This is another tea I already have a pouch of, although I’m certainly not complaining about having an excuse to drink it again. In the past I haven’t been too impressed with Frank’s pumpkin-flavoured teas as I couldn’t seem to get much actual pumpkin flavour out of them. This blend, on the other hand, manages to hit the mark quite nicely. It’s like pumpkin pie with caramel drizzled on top. The cheesecake flavour is milder though I suspect adding milk to this tea would bring it out better. It’s sweet, creamy and decadent, and it’s great for wiling away the evening while the cold winter winds blow outside.

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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882 tasting notes

When I open my package it smelled SO good! The first few sips were very strong with clove. Not a fan of strong clove… But as it cooled I got a bit more of the cheesecake and caramel. It’s actually pretty good :) I almost doubted it with the strong clove beginning.

200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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2148 tasting notes

Tea #7 from Another Traveling Tea Box

While this sounded very tasty, sadly I didn’t really love this tea. I didn’t hate it either and I feel a little indifferent towards it. The spice is more of a background note and I taste something sweet that could possibly be caramel. I’m not picking up the cheesecake or pumpkin flavors, which was a little disappointing.

I tried letting this cool down to see if the missing flavors were just subtle and less noticeable when hot, but they never did appear.

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BrewTEAlly Sweet

ooooohhhhhhh ahhhhhhhh :D


this one is my favourite as a latte.

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21 tasting notes

I just made my second order to 52 teas, couldn’t resist his peanut butter cup cheesecake! This tea was from my first order, and though I’ve had it several times now, I’ve put off reviewing it.

I really want to take a moment to praise 52teas business model. Not only does his model of temporary teas allow him to experiment and keep his inventory low while having a high turnover,more importantly his free shipping policy keeps customers buying week after week. With other companies, I hold off on buying things because I don’t want to pay for the shipping. I know its a measly five dollars or so usually, but something irks me as a customer when I have to pay for shipping; I feel like I just wasted that money. So I end up waiting and only buying large orders every six months or so, to take advantage of the free shipping that way. BUT even though I buy a lot more in that one purchase, I guarantee that I spend more at free shipping stores than the other, because I buy more frequently. So, something to think about, other tea shops!

On to the tea itself. I like the tea; you get the creamy cheesecake notes, vanilla, and an undertone of pumpkin and black tea that mixes together perfectly. I don’t taste any caramel actually, but I don’t mind too much. I wish the pumpkin taste was stronger, that is my only complaint. But, this seems to be a recurring thing with all pumpkin teas; maybe it is a hard flavor to bring out. This tastes great with a little soy milk, it brings out the creaminess to the extreme!

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It is a pretty neat model. The only dislike I have about it is that a lot of the teas are once and done. Since 52teas has been around for a while, there’s a bunch of teas I missed early on. Although, Frank is known to reblend from time to time.

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60 tasting notes

Oh this is just lovely! I’m not a huge pumpkin fan but this is warm and creamy with just a hit of spice. Aaaaaaaaaaah I love it!

Sweet Canadian

I had this one this morning too! It is amazing :)

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1811 tasting notes

On the fifth day of Christmas, 52Teas gave to me…Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake!

Another one that smells divine straight from the envelope. It’s actually reminding me more of a caramel latte than anything at the moment, so I’m interested to see how it develops. I can definetly smell caramel and a hint of something that might be pumpkin, so it’s looking good thus far.

Speaking of pumpkin, my last experience with a pumpkin tea wasn’t a good one. This is already shaping up to be infinetly better, though. Brewed, this tea takes on a sweet, slightly biscuitty note, and smells disconcertingly like cheesecake. I have to keep reminding myself it’s a cup of liquid when my nose is telling me otherwise.

Upon tasting, the name proves itself accurate. I can indeed taste caramel, pumpkin, and the same biscuitty note I detected while it was still brewing. It’s probably an indication of how new I am to this whole tea busienss that I’m still surprised when something actually tastes like it smells. It’s a revelation to me, though, and this is developing into a really nice tea, more so as it cools.

On balance, I think it’s the caramel that makes this tea truly delicious. It adds a smooth sweetness that rounds out the savoury spiciness of the pumpkin. It’s a 100% improvement on the last pumpkin tea I tried, and, although it’s not my favourite of the 12 Teas of Christmas so far, it certainly holds its own in terms of flavour. At the end of the day, that’s what really matters to me.

Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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