drank Pumpkin Spice by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
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First tea from the return of the Great Canadian TTB!

Having this one because I need a herbal as it is getting close to bed time. This is the first one I could find in the box. It is in tea bag form. It smells quite nice. Reminds me of store bought pumpkin pie, still delicious but not the same as homemade pumpkin pie. Definitely cinnamon and nutmeg smelling. I get a whiff of brown sugar every so often.

I am finding the taste to be quite flat. I am getting some sweetness but it is not bright, it is more of a dull sweetness. I get lots of cinnamon and some nutmeg. There is the slightest hint of pumpkin. There is a quite fleeting moment of astringency at the end of the sip but it disappears before you even know it is there. The brown sugar smell has morphed into the vanilla – I have never had Madagascar vanilla that I know of, but it seems like it would have a distinct taste. There is also a bit of medicinal rooibos taste.

I think this is a good herbal. A bit dull but I think I could have fancied it up with some cream and sugar.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am a lifetime tea lover.

I did foray into the world of coffee for a period of time, but I returned to my true love. I still, however, enjoy a good cup of java.

My all time favorite tea is Earl Grey, which I drink every morning, the stronger the bergamot the better. I definitely prefer natural oil of bergamot to artificial flavouring.

I mostly like black and dark oolong teas. My current favs are Fujian blacks, Keemun and Assams, and Wuyi oolongs. I gravitate towards anything with lychee in it. I also drink a lot of herbal blends but am wary of hibiscus. I do not favour mate, or pu’erh tea, although I have found a few blends that I like. (I so badly want to like straight pu’erh tea but it all tastes gross to me. I keep trying though). Rooibos, green and white teas fall somewhere in the middle. I find myself gravitating towards heavily roasted oolongs and teas from Paris/France based companies.

I love iced teas and cold brews.

My current tea goal is to make the perfect cup of chai from scratch – almost there…I think.

I am in love with the whole experience of tea.


Saskatchewan, CANADA

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