Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Licorice Root, Organic Natural Flavoring, Sweet Potato, Tulsi
Flavors
Clove, Earth, Licorice, Musty, Spices, Spicy, Sweet, Anise, Cinnamon
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Loose Leaf, Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Cameron B.
Average preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec 6 g 16 oz / 473 ml

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  • “Autumn Harvest! So I decided to try something different tonight, and make a sweet potato tea! I actually ordered from this company specifically when I found out they had a sweet potato chai because...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Home – 11:00 AM So I signed up for a Piper & Leaf subscription because they have some unusual seasonal teas and I’ve liked many of them. My first package came today and it included this tisane...” Read full tasting note
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From PIPER & LEAF Artisan Tea Co.

It’s a reunion. Sweet potatoes play host to this homecoming with family friend Tulsi. Ginger and Cloves, arrive early eager to liven things up.. The vanilla and licorice both arrive fashionably late, the delay only making their sweetness more apparent. Subtle but affirming Tulsi contributes with smiles that encourages the others on in their merriment.

Sweetie Pie Chai is a lightly spiced, drinkable hug that warms the soul. It invokes the tradition and love of being surrounded at family gatherings…as well as an invitation to indulge in warm, cozy corners with a good book. The lively party of flavor that starts things off is by followed by the quiet, strong warmth that only comes, with hearts aglow. Filled with joy, you are ready to repaint these memories time and again as you take each sip of Sweetie Pie Chai.

Ingredients: Sweet potato, Cinnamon, Tulsi, Ginger, Licorice Root, Clove, Cassia Oil, Organically Sourced Natural Flavors (creamy vanilla)

Caffeine Free

Brew at 212 degrees for 7 minutes
35 grams of loose fruit & herbs. Use 2.5 grams or 1 flat teaspoon to make a 1 cup serving.

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Autumn Harvest! So I decided to try something different tonight, and make a sweet potato tea! I actually ordered from this company specifically when I found out they had a sweet potato chai because I wanted to try it so badly, and I’ve been saving it specifically for this theme month. I’m Idahoan, so I mean… I have to try the potato tea, right?

The dry leaf had a very earthy, somewhat musty scent, which comes out in the brewed cup, but the spices pull forward in the aroma more strongly as well; it’s a very sweet spice aroma on top of the musty earthy scent (it reminds me a bit of the aroma of ginseng, just without that medicinal quality, actually). And surprisingly… that’s actually what the flavor is reminding me of, too. I’m getting strong notes of an earthy ginseng sort of base, with a mildly warming spicy finish on the back of the throat. There is a slight licorice sweetness, but not a loud pop of it or lingering flavor note of it. The spice that leaves the most impression with me in the cup is the clove, but I’m fairly certain it’s the cinnamon and ginger leaving the pleasant lingering warmth. I’m a big tulsi lover, but I’m not picking up on it strongly here; I’m suspecting I’m used to the three-variety tulsi blend and this tea may just be using one of the three types, producing a more mellow flavor, but since it is a very clove-like plant, that’s likely why the clove spice is really coming forward in the cup.

Well, this was surprising. It isn’t what I was expecting steeped sweet potato to taste like, and ginseng tea is definitely not one of my favorite things. I have been okay with it paired with licorice root in the past, but it is very hit and miss for me. The spice blend in this is superb, I absolutely love the heavy clove flavor, the gentle yet warm hit of spice at the end of the sip, and that mellow sweet licorice touch, but that ginseng tasting base is just too much for me. There is just something about that flavor that tastes dirty instead of earthy to me… I’ll be able to finish the sampler, but I wouldn’t care to procure more of it. But I definitely have faith that these small family-farm tea blenders are good at their craft, because the blend of ingredients itself is good, it’s just my personal taste that doesn’t care for this. If you like ginseng tea and chai spice, you’d probably love this. (Really, did anyone else know that dried sweet potato tastes like ginseng? I feel like my palate has leveled up tonight!)

Flavors: Clove, Earth, Licorice, Musty, Spices, Spicy, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 g 16 OZ / 473 ML
Dustin

Butiki once had a potato pancake and applesauce tea! Such a strange thing to see and think “tea!”. Sweet potato makes more sense to me in a tea category.

Mastress Alita

I’ve had many sweet potato desserts but they actually tasted sweet and desserty (comman flavor in Japanese desserts). This tea didn’t taste anything like that, though.

Cameron B.

For me, this one tasted more like beets than sweet potato.

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Home – 11:00 AM

So I signed up for a Piper & Leaf subscription because they have some unusual seasonal teas and I’ve liked many of them. My first package came today and it included this tisane and Caramel Apple Pie black tea.

So this is supposed to be a sweet potato chai tisane. Sounds nice enough, especially for autumn.

But, um… It tastes like beets somehow. Even though it doesn’t contain any beets.

It tastes like beets with licorice root, cinnamon, and clove. It’s not a bad thing, just a bit strange? I have no idea what tulsi tastes like, so I couldn’t say whether I can detect it here.

So basically it’s a mild, sweet, warmly-spiced beet tisane. Unusual for sure! I find myself enjoying it though, and I’ll have no issue finishing the 35g.

P.S. – Drinking this made me really want to order a box of Numi’s savory teas. They don’t make them anymore! (sob)

Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Licorice, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Mastress Alita

For me at least, tulsi (a.k.a. holy basil) tends to have a peppery/minty taste, with a hint of citrus.

Just had to check out this company. As an Idahoan, I am far too curious about a sweet potato tea…

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