58 Tasting Notes
Really had a craving for this one today but wanted to pair it with what I had made for lunch so I decided to try it iced instead of hot. Delicious! Didn’t do anything special at all to it, just a bit of sugar as always and threw it over some ice. I was just as pleased with it iced as I was in my previous note.
I’ve never met a pumpkin chai that I didn’t like, so this one had it pretty easy coming to my taste buds. There is definitely more actual pumpkin flavor to this than chai spice, but that isn’t a bad thing, in fact it only helps give it a bit of character from any other pumpkin chai.
Over all a good tea, the flavor mix is actually one of my favorites. I can’t rant and rave about how utterly amazing it is though because DavidsTea “Toasted Marshmallow” has similar holiday spice notes and is EONS better. In fact… I need to go brew another cup of that now that I have finished this one…
This tea is just… a lot of things. Not crazy delicious but not a bad tea at all. It definitely has A LOT going on, as you can tell just by reading what all is in it. I can taste watermelon and cherry very distinctly and luckily the hibiscus is hiding itself well in the mix. I am not exactly sure where the pumpkin comes into play… and I am not really sure what this tea is even really supposed to taste like. It smells like, well, sun tan lotion (a fact that I am trying to ignore). As I continue my way through the cup, the cherry flavor seems the most pronounced. Giving it a decently high rating because I think that it will be a really good iced tea. I don’t dislike it.. I’m just confused by it.
As a huge fan of dessert teas and chai teas, this tea played a perfect melody on my tea tasting heart strings! If all the other teas in the world disappeared only to leave this one behind, I don’t think I would complain!
I was a little hesitant of how delicious this tea would be due to the fact that upon opening the package all I saw were little tiny marshmallows. “Where… where are the other ingredients!” They were there, just at the very bottom of the pouch (international shipping does that I suppose). Upon looking at it I really resigned myself into typing up a review saying that this tea needed, well, more tea in it and less “other stuff”. But surprisingly the taste of black tea is potent enough to still shine through.
I don’t even know where to really begin reviewing how deliciously and awesomely amazing this tea is. All I can say is that if you like chai, dessert teas, or holiday (spice like) flavored teas, then this is the tea of your dreams.
I’m going to have to do some serious stocking up on this stuff…
Why does this tea have such awful/mixed reviews?! I expected to click into this page to find this rated 85+ and to my shock and awe scrolled through a mixed bag of terrible and sub par reviews.
Well, let me just say, you should not at all judge this tea based on the low score. Nope, not at all! I was thrilled to get this in the mail today after wanting to try it for a while but having it not make the cut the last few DavidsTea orders of mine. It does not in the tiniest, smallest, slightest bit smell at all like any sort of paint or paint thinner (trust me, I work at The Home Depot, so I really would know!) Instead it smells like warm carrot cake, or (if you have ever had them) carrot cake bars.
The tea itself looks gorgeous and is a colorful orange mix that just begs to be steeped. The flavors are a yummy mix of cream cheese frosting and just out of the oven spongy carrot cake goodness. The lingering taste reminds me of a holiday spice cake, or almost of a fair/festival funnel cake or fried dough. I was worried with their being apples that the apple flavor would come across in the tea and over power the carrot and cake flavors, but that wasn’t the case at all.
So, I don’t know why this tea has all sorts of funky reviews, it’s phenomenal and I immediately dedicated a large tin to it as I am certain it is going to be one of my staple teas. Maybe DavidsTea altered the blend or something since all these reviews. Who knows. But I for one say give it a try! I’m sure you won’t be disappointed!