Adagio Teas : Pumpkin Spice Flavored
A Pumpkin Flavored Black Tea That
Really Doesn't Taste Like Pumpkin
Summary : A substitute for pumpkin pie it is not.
Truth be told...it really doesn't taste that much like pumpkin,
although rumor has it when served cold the pumpkin flavor is more pronounced.
Review : One thing about the holidays...you can get
spoiled on good food, good wine and good times. Perhaps that "spoilage"
is what gave me something approaching a dread about this tea...long before
I tasted it. True, it's a bad attitude to have...but I had it, and it
wasn't going away. As such, I approached this Pumpkin Spice Flavored
Black Tea from
with little enthuaism and quite a bit of dread...truthfully.
Yet, I had this tea, as part of the Holiday Tea Sampler that
puts out every Christmas. As such, I felt compelled to give this tea
a try, hoping somehow that I just might surprise myself and like a pumpkin
Here is how
Adagio Teas describes this tea on their website : "Premium black tea from Sri
Lanka flavored with pumpkin and exotic spices. Straight from the jack
o' lantern to your cup, this limited edition tea is sure to delight ghosts
and ghouls alike. Like the phantoms that haunt your streets, this tea
will vanish after Halloween - don't miss out!"
Now, in fact, this tea won't vanish after Halloween - as it was part
of the Christmas sampler pack that came with some other "holiday type
teas." Truthfully though...I wish this tea had vanished after Halloween...as
I could have avoided tasting this tea entirely.
This tea tasted very little of pumpkin. Oh sure, there was a "bit
of a taste," but "pumpkin flavor lovers" will be vastly disappointed
with the very faint taste the tea has. Additionally, I was not wild
at all with the "foaminess" of the tea. Once brewed, this tea leaves
a bit of a foam all around your tea cup and in the tea itself, which
truthfully I found rather gross.
Last but not least, for the life of me I could not find any spice
in this tea at all. I suppose it might be there...somewhere...but
I couldn't find it.
Recommendation : No. I do like "pumpkin things,"
such as pumpkin pie...although admmittedly with LOTS of whip cream
on it. And I suppose I could have liked this tea with a very healthy
dose of cream/milk/sugar/cinnamon and anything else that was handy.
But drunk straight...this tea is nothing special and to say it tastes
like pumpkin requires a bit of imagination. This tea is by no means
awful...for this reason I give it two stars.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Pumpkin Spice Flavored Black
- Manufacturer :
- Available from :
- Type of Tea : Flavored Tea
- Leaf Type : Loose Leaf Tea
- Date of Review : December 26th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Place 1 teaspoon of
loose leaf tea in an infuser. Boil 1 cup (5.5 ounces) of water.
Pour water over the tea and wait 5 minutes.
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