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  • “I know…I missed October by a little bit, but hey…who doesn’t want October in February? :) The Inspiration The inspiration is October of course! The goal for this blend was to bring you to the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thank you 221tea! (199) I really enjoyed this sample. I’ve had yabao before but was a little indifferent because it’s an expensive tea, and it doesn’t always ‘pop’ for me. Sometimes it just...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is my first tea from Whispering Pines. They nailed the name of this tea. It reminds you of everything lovely about the Fall. It’s weird to be drinking it in the Spring. Haha. If you love...” Read full tasting note
    78
  • “This is one of the most complex tea’s I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. Trying to put into words what a cup is like is trying to describe a day in the woods, so many elements come together to make...” Read full tasting note
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From Whispering Pines Tea Company

The Inspiration
The inspiration is October of course! The goal for this blend was to bring you to the October pumpkin festivals as well as create the feeling of autumn, and this blend does not fail! We started this blend by accidentally discovering that roasted yabao tastes like delicious, sweet, salted kettle corn. Blending our house-roasted 2012 aged yabao with cedar leaves (also roasted in-house) created a fantastic fall time medley, reminiscent of the evergreen trees outside of the gift shop at every October festival and the sweet aroma of kettle corn in the air. Opening the door to the gift shop, you are overcome with the mouthwatering smell of pumpkin pie spices, which we achieved by adding the perfect amount of organic cinnamon and cloves!

The final product is light and sweet with the perfect pumpkin spice background, highly aromatic with notes of hay, evergreen, and caramel, all achieved with zero additives and only four ingredients!

Notes
Kettle Corn
Caramel
Evergreen
Pumpkin Spice
Velvety Sweetness
Cornfields
Hay

How to brew the perfect cup:
Steep 1 tablespoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of 212ºF water
for 5 minutes.

2nd infusion: 7 minutes
3rd infusion: 10 minutes

Ingredients
Roasted White Tea
Organic Cinnamon
Roasted Cedar Leaves
Organic Cloves

Caffeine Content
Medium-Low

http://whisperingpinestea.com/october.html

About Whispering Pines Tea Company View company

Whispering Pines Tea Company is dedicated to bringing you the most original, pure, beautiful tea blends. We use only the highest quality ingredients available to create additive-free teas teas inspired by the pristine wilderness of Northern Michigan. Our main focus is on customer satisfaction and quality.

4 Tasting Notes

42 tasting notes

I know…I missed October by a little bit, but hey…who doesn’t want October in February? :)

The Inspiration
The inspiration is October of course! The goal for this blend was to bring you to the October pumpkin festivals as well as create the feeling of autumn, and this blend does not fail! We started this blend by accidentally discovering that roasted yabao tastes like delicious, sweet, salted kettle corn. Blending our house-roasted 2012 aged yabao with cedar leaves (also roasted in-house) created a fantastic fall time medley, reminiscent of the evergreen trees outside of the gift shop at every October festival and the sweet aroma of kettle corn in the air. Opening the door to the gift shop, you are overcome with the mouthwatering smell of pumpkin pie spices, which we achieved by adding the perfect amount of organic cinnamon and cloves!

The final product is light and sweet with the perfect pumpkin spice background, highly aromatic with notes of hay, evergreen, and caramel, all achieved with zero additives and only four ingredients!

Notes
Kettle Corn
Caramel
Evergreen
Pumpkin Spice
Velvety Sweetness
Cornfields
Hay

http://whisperingpinestea.com/october.html

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TeaNecromancer

This looks fantastic!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Thank you, Amanda! I’m really excited to hear what others think of it soon! :)

JustJames

really…. i just finished off my mint chocolate chip….. hmmmm. pondering.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Well, if this helps: Golden Orchid, Spring Jade Tieguanyin, and Xin Yang Mao Jian are all 10% off for the next 3 days with coupon code “NEW0214” :)

Bonnie

Did you guys see the video I inserted of Brenden slack-line competing? It’s in the review for the tea ‘December’ (need nee names Brenden…we could help!).

Whispering Pines Tea Company

I want to eventually have a tea for every month ;)

JustJames

sneaky, lol. i believe i have golden orchid on my ‘buy’ list….

Whispering Pines Tea Company

You should have Golden Orchid on your ‘bought’ list ;) hehe

Bonnie

Love your creativity! Steepster should hold a tea expo!

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yes! :D That would be awesome!

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Thank you 221tea! (199)

I really enjoyed this sample. I’ve had yabao before but was a little indifferent because it’s an expensive tea, and it doesn’t always ‘pop’ for me. Sometimes it just tastes like slightly sweetened waterl

Not this time. This is nice, and light but flavourful. I taste wind in the evergreens, cinnamon and something silky and smooth. It’s gentle and refreshing, and I’m off to resteep another cup!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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This is my first tea from Whispering Pines. They nailed the name of this tea. It reminds you of everything lovely about the Fall. It’s weird to be drinking it in the Spring. Haha.

If you love cloves, this is your tea. The taste of the cloves is overpowering for the first few sips, but then it mellows quite nicely. I actually enjoyed this cup more and more as it cooled.

It’s almost like an apple cider, without the apples. Which sounds odd, but it works.

My husband had the second steep and he enjoyed it. This tea calls for 1tbsp per cup. So be careful when measuring.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hmm, sad. I had a really hard time evenly splitting an ounce of this. Your half must have gotten more cloves :/

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This is one of the most complex tea’s I’ve had the pleasure of tasting. Trying to put into words what a cup is like is trying to describe a day in the woods, so many elements come together to make that memory it’s not easy to tease out highlights. If you’ve read Whispering Pines description you know they were aiming for that sort of experience, and they certainly have achieved it here. It’s a spicy tea. The cloves are a bit heavy at the front, but once your pallet grows accustomed to such a strong flavor in a white tea you begin to find the other notes that round out the experience. The cedar is particularly interesting as I don’t think I’ve ever tasted cedar before, only smelled it. Here the cedar does a good job of grounding the tea and bringing you back around to the white tea base. I find the cinnamon gets lost in the cloves, but as you move through the cup that clears up.

While not something I’d drink daily, this is definitely a tea I want to keep in my cupboard for cold nights and warm memories!

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