Monster Mash

Tea type
Rooibos Tea
Ingredients
Apple, Cardamom, Carrot, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Natural Flavours, Nutmeg, Pumpkin Pieces, Rooibos, Sugar
Flavors
Apple, Cardamon, Pumpkin, Rooibos, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Carrot, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor, Peppercorn, Spices
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Bulk, Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Kosher
Edit tea info Last updated by Perry Papadopoulos
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec 158 oz / 4673 ml

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Bursting with sweet pumpkin goodness, this warming caffeine-free rooibos is frighteningly good. Its secret? A spicy and comforting combination of cardamom, cinnamon and clove. Packed with all the delicious flavours of fall, this pumpkin butter-inspired blend is sure to be a graveyard smash with little ghouls and goblins. For a special treat, try it as a tasty tea latte.

How it tastes:

Just like smooth pumpkin butter – sweet, spicy and comforting

What makes it great:

● This pumpkin butter-inspired rooibos is caffeine-free, making it the perfect treat for your favourite little monster.

● Makes a killer tea latte.

50 g of this tea makes around 10-12 16 oz cups of hot tea and 5-7 16 oz cups of iced tea.

Rooibos, pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, sugar, carrot, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, natural flavouring.

Certification: Kosher

Price per 50g: $8.98

About DAVIDsTEA View company

DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

21 Tasting Notes

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69 tasting notes

smells so good, apply, spicy and sweet, but it tastes terrible.

Flavors: Apple, Cardamon, Pumpkin, Rooibos

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 300 OZ / 8872 ML

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1431 tasting notes

Another sachet from the skelebear. I kept reading peanut butter instead of pumpkin butter and somehow got the idea this was a peanut pumpkin blend. It is not. It is very cinnamony! More of a sweet cinnamon than a spicy one. Pumpkin and apple flavors roll up next and stay into the finish. There is a sweetness in the sip that also lingers into the finish where it quickly becomes sour and distracting. Stevia? The whole thing makes me think of the pumpkin apple cider that is around in October. I think I like it a little better than the cider because the flavors are a little more prominent, but it isn’t one that I’d buy more of. Once cup is enough for me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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3261 tasting notes

I hope everyone had a safe but festive Halloween yesterday!  I tried this one last night with the first steep being the night before last.  THANK YOU to AJRimmer for sharing a favorite!  (I also had the scrumptious Angry Tea Room’s – Candy Caramel Apple tea yesterday, based on AJRimmer’s suggestion when I reached out for spooky suggestions, and it steeped up perfectly.  Sadly, it isn’t available at Angry anymore… along with so many of my other favorites… I wonder if they can be sourced elsewhere.  I also had Butiki’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee.)
I’ve always been a bit puzzled by the name here – what makes it Monster Mash?  Some variations seem to have sprinkles.  This one does not – only large sugar crystals which I’m hoping at least aren’t some sort of stevia crystals.  I’m one who doesn’t drink diet soda.  Just full sugar soda.  If I’m gonna drink soda, I’m gonna go full sugar (though sips – and in moderation, I guess I could also be called “soda-sipper”).   The flavor here is very sweet on the first steep!  The description mentions pumpkin butter but I’m thinking more along the lines of a very sweet rooibos chai with a hint of pumpkin.  The second steep – I think all the sugar went into the first steep so now it’s mostly spice.  It’s good!  I’m glad the apple didn’t take over, like the photo of the tea suggests it might. Grateful to try without buying. :D
Steep #1  // 1 1/2 teaspoons for full mug // 10 minutes after boiling  // 2-3 minute steep
Steep #2  // just boiled //  6 minute steep

Courtney

Butiki’s Pumpkin Creme Brulee :‘(. I’ve not heard of Angry Tea — I’ll have to check them out!

AJRimmer

Nooooo let me know if you find candy caramel apple somewhere else! I always make a Black Friday order with Angry Tea Room, but they don’t have much left that I want ):

tea-sipper

courtney – It’s angrytearoom.com!

AJRimmer – I will let you know if I find it again… I definitely haven’t stumbled on this tea from another tea shop yet. It’s one I want to keep around too.

Mastress Alita

I have found most of the teas from Angry Tea Room are wholesaled from either Adagio or Dethlefsen & Balk. Doing an ingredient check, the one they called “Candy Caramel Apple” is simply Adagio Tea’s “Candy Apple”: https://www.adagio.com/flavors/candy_apple.html

Listed ingredients from Angry Tea Room’s Steepster entry: “black tea, apple pieces, natural caramel apple flavor and cinnamon bark”

You will see that matches the Adagio entry perfectly.

tea-sipper

haha, I was hoping you’d see this Mastress Alita! And I had a feeling it was an Adagio blend since some of Angry’s others matched. I guess I have to search for some of Angry’s other favorites on Adagio. Thank you for finding that!

AJRimmer

Oh yay! Mastress Alita is Steepster’s #1 detective. Thank you (:

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50 tasting notes

The smell of this tea is comforting.
It smells like a lot of very fall things, from a pumpkin candle, to a pumpkin pie baking in the oven.
I can taste the pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon and just general fall, if that was a taste. The blend was smooth, and the spices where not overwhelming. I get a slight hint of apple in the background as well.
Overall it was a very nice tea, I just think it would be much better as a latte or even with some sort of honey or agave, or maybe maple syrup.
This is a shorter review because I feel the tea was exactly as described, it was well balanced and had a nice aftertaste.
I am just missing that one thing that makes me feel like it is a tea I want to drink everyday all the time… what that is, I am unsure.

Flavors: Apple, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Pumpkin

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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4753 tasting notes

Picked 50g of this up on a whim because it was on sale and I hadn’t tried it. A gamble for a rooibos, but the reviews weren’t too bad. Turns out, I actually quite like it! Cardamon-heavy pumpkin-spice-y tea, where the rooibos hardly makes an appearance. There’s a bit of lingering sweetness that I’m not too fond of – reminded me of stevia, but apparently that’s not in the tea (and neither is licorice), so who knows.

On another note, it’s really the best when your tiny child refuses his nap and instead stands screaming in his crib like you’ve abandoned him forever. Sigh.

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451 tasting notes

I love this tea, and not just because the name is awesome. Sweet, warming pumpkin tea.

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929 tasting notes

Today I say good bye to what turned out to be one of my favorite teas. I haven’t had the reblended version, so this is a review of the old one. I’m sad that they messed with a formula that really worked though. It definitely succeeds at tasting like pumpkin butter. The spices go together perfectly, and I don’t really taste the rooibos individually. I always had it with milk, and it makes a strong second steep as well. The flavors all mesh so well, some fruitiness from the apple, along with spices like clove. This is the only time that I’ve finished eight ounces of a tea and immediately wished I’d had more.

tea-sipper

I still have one serving you sent over! I will have to finish it soon.

AJRimmer

Enjoy it!

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3 tasting notes

This is very pleasant. A nice cinnamon pumpkin with a little apple. I like it with a little milk and extra sugar.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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5667 tasting notes

Why with the sugar DAVIDsTEA?! At least it is not stevia but this is just too sweet. Between pumpkin and carrot, naturally sweet foods, why add more sugar? So I am stuck with a tea that smells kind of spicy but that coats the tongue with sweetness. The cinnamon doesn’t help either. I just don’t get it.

Sil

gross

Roswell Strange

But the big question; does it smell like pickles to you?

VariaTEA

Not that a recall tbh but I’ll sniff the rest and see if I get pickle

VariaTEA

*Not that I recall

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2900 tasting notes

I brewed this up strong with vanilla soy milk. Yumm, I really love the pumpkin and carrot in this. It actually tastes like pumpkin instead of just pumpkin pie spices.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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