Pumpkin Pie Matcha

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Cookie, Creamy, Pastries, Spices, Sweet, Artificial, Bitter, Cinnamon, Clove, Grass, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Sugar, Pumpkin Spice, Custard, Nutty, Green, Cream, Vegetal
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Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Medium
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by DAVIDsTEA
Average preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 5 min, 45 sec 6 g 9 oz / 277 ml

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  • “Only a few of these advent matcha samplers left! Full packet wisked in plain oat milk, cold. I thought the Gingerbread Matcha tasted like buttermilk pancakes, and I think this one tastes like...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Steep Information: 2 g powder 125 ml water at 170 degrees Fahrenheit Whisked in bowl Tasting Notes: Dry Leaf Smell: Dry powder smell is sweet and like candy yams, maybe even nutty Steeped Tea...” Read full tasting note
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  • “David’s Tea Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 1 (I bought this one and was gifted two other tea advent calendars, so there will be a lot of tea!) I’m learning to make matcha and don’t generally care for...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Finishing the last half of my advent package of this matcha, though I picked up a tin on sale so I have more in my stash. I dumped this directly into milk which I was warming in the frother. As a...” Read full tasting note
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Get pumped up

Upgrade your fall sipping with this deliciously cozy, all natural blend of stone-ground matcha, cane sugar and natural pumpkin pie flavouring. It’s already sweetened, so all you need to do is decide what you want to make. You can top it with hot frothed milk for a latte, mix it into your cakes or cookies, and sprinkle it over your oatmeal for an oh-so autumnal treat. Looks like you’ve got some seriously tasty experimenting to do…

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DavidsTea is a Canadian specialty tea and tea accessory retailer based in Montreal, Quebec. It is the largest Canadian-based specialty tea boutique in the country, with its first store having opened in 2008.

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Only a few of these advent matcha samplers left! Full packet wisked in plain oat milk, cold.

I thought the Gingerbread Matcha tasted like buttermilk pancakes, and I think this one tastes like gingerbread! I have had a Pumpkin Spice matcha from Heavenly Butterfly, but it was a pumpkin spice matcha, ergo, a spice blend. I wasn’t getting much of a spice element in this one… or what was there was just countered so heavily by the sugary sweetness that I think that’s why my brain went to gingerbread cookies. I do think calling it “Pumpkin Pie” is accurate enough given the level of sweetness and more subdued spice note, but I still expected a little more of the spice element to “pop” from pumpkin pie, I guess? I did like what I was getting… a sweet cakey/cookie with a mild and very sweet spice note in the background. Still can’t taste the matcha!

I definitely liked the Pumpkin Spice matcha better for terms of smoothie blending. This flavor holds fine as a solo latte, but tastes a little weird trying to mix it with anything else. Since the spices were the main element in the other matcha, I could put it in smoothies with pumpkin, apple, or peaches and get a pretty bomb smoothie. This sweet cakey flavor mixed with peaches is a little distracting… it’s like I’m getting peach cobbler in one bite, pumpkin pie in another.

Only Salted Caramel and Cherry Blossom to go! I think I can safely say at this point I prefer the “floral” flavors the most, followed by the “sweet/desserty” flavors, since the heavy sweetness used in these just works for me better in those. However, I prefer (most) of the desserty flavors as straight lattes, while enjoy the fruity flavors as smoothie mixers. I don’t really jive with the fruity flavors as plain lattes, since they come off a little too sweet for me.

Flavors: Cookie, Creamy, Pastries, Spices, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Steep Information:
2 g powder 125 ml water at 170 degrees Fahrenheit
Whisked in bowl

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Dry powder smell is sweet and like candy yams, maybe even nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet squash a little bit of spices like cinnamon
Flavor: sweet, cinnamon with a vegetable finish
Liquor: Color is a opaque murky dark forest green, slight olive green
Aftertaste: bitter
Comments: I wish they didn’t put sugar in the mix

Steep Information:
6g tea, 12oz water
Sharp Tea-Cere (gadget)

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Dry powder smell is sweet and like candy yams, maybe even nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet squash a little bit of spices like cinnamon
Flavor: sweet, cinnamon with a vegetable finish
Liquor: Color is a opaque murky dark forest green, slight olive green
Aftertaste: bitter
Comments: Not exciting. Not a fresh spring vegetal. More dull frozen spinach

Steep Information:
6g tea, 12oz water, 1T milk powder
Sharp Tea-Cere (gadget)

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Dry powder smell is sweet and like candy yams, maybe even nutty
Steeped Tea Smell: Milk, sweet squash a little bit of spices like cinnamon
Flavor: Hints vegetal and spice, mostly sweet and milk
Aftertaste: not really one that lingered
Liquor: opaque light green
Comments: Perhaps some less milk powder next time. Definitely more enjoyable as a late though

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Preparation
6 g

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David’s Tea Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 1
(I bought this one and was gifted two other tea advent calendars, so there will be a lot of tea!)

I’m learning to make matcha and don’t generally care for pumpkin spice flavored things except pumpkin pie, so take this with a grain of salt, but I don’t think this tea is for me. It had an overpowering sweetness that didn’t remind me of pumpkin pie at all, but more like the artificial pumpkin spices that aren’t my thing. Every so often I’d detect some freshness behind it, but the cloying sweetness kept masking it. I think I also used too much water; not sure if that would have made the balance worse than it was meant to be?

Flavors: Sweet

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Finishing the last half of my advent package of this matcha, though I picked up a tin on sale so I have more in my stash. I dumped this directly into milk which I was warming in the frother. As a latte, it really is like pumpkin pie – creamy, rich, spiced, delicious!

Silent Kettle

I feel like this would make a delicious latte

VariaTEA

I’m sure it would since its a wonderful matcha milk!

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DAVIDsTEA Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 1

You guyyyyyys (and gallllls), it’s advent time! SQUEE! (happy dance)

So I’m hoping to do a note for every tea, and at least one Instagram post a day. Wish me luck! I’ll be starting my mornings with matcha from this advent and toast with jam from the Bonne Maman advent. So I’ll probably put a few notes at the bottom about the jam too!

I prepared this as a matcha milk. I used the whole packet, which is probably about a tablespoon or a little more? (I couldn’t find the volume or weight anywhere on the package or calendar) I first added a little warm water and whisked the matcha into a thin paste before adding unsweetened vanilla almond milk up to a volume of 8 ounces and blending with an electric milk frother.

How is it? It’s okay. I don’t mind the added flavoring, which does go well with the milk and taste similar to pumpkin pie. The sweetness is strong but not overwhelming, so I definitely wouldn’t recommend using sweetened non-dairy milks. It looks like there are actual spices in here? But they tend to sink to the bottom and there’s not much so I doubt it would add a lot of flavor. The flavoring does come off a teeny bit artificial to me as well.

I will say, I am not a huge fan of the matcha base. Even in milk it tastes rather bitter, which does not bode well for traditional preparation. Then again, they do recommend 16 ounces of water for one packet, so it would likely be quite diluted that way. I will definitely have to vary my preparation a bit! This flavor just seemed like a good choice to pair with milk. :D

Anyway, the jam! Today it’s Pear-Mirabelle Plum Spread, and I couldn’t be happier about it. I adore pear and plum is one of my most favorite preserves. I will say the pear is definitely the stronger flavor here, and it has a lovely sweet honeyed flavor. There are also some delicious big chunks of pear mixed in. I’m not sure how much I’m getting the plum? There is a little tinge of tartness there, but I know Mirabelle plums are supposedly very sweet so that could be why I can’t distinguish it well from the pear. Delicious though!

(today’s advent teas: https://www.instagram.com/p/CIQxllmAUip/)

Flavors: Artificial, Bitter, Cinnamon, Clove, Grass, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Spices, Sugar, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 3 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Courtney

ADVENTS! Happy December! And, all the jam (the pear plum sounds amazing)! My Grand Cru from DT is also quite bitter, and I’m very careful to add water at a low temperature, but alas! I look forward to seeing how Teavivre’s matcha is instead. :)

Cameron B.

I used 175°F water for this, so I could try a bit lower and see if that helps. I definitely have plenty of opportunities to improve my technique! ;)

Martin Bednář

Aaahh, Mirabelle spread. With pear. Sounds like a wonderful combo!

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My David’s order arrived today! I’m a sucker for all things pumpkin and hadn’t tried a pumpkin matcha that I can recall, so I couldn’t resist adding this to my order. I heated some water, added a David’s matcha spoon full to a cup filled 1/3 of the way up, added 1/3 of creamer and frothed it up. It really does smell like pumpkin pie! So many pumpkin products rely on the cinnamon/clove/ginger pumpkin spice combo to invoke the feeling of pumpkin without pumpkin and it’s a little disappointing. The spices in this matcha are not overdone in an effort to mask a lack of pumpkin! I get a distinct pumpkin flavor that is supported by the spices. It’s harder to taste in the sip, but is very present in the finish. I do wish I had made this with a little more matcha so the flavors were stronger and cut through the allergy/histamine reaction I’m having, but it is still a surprisingly delightful cup! I wonder how quickly I’m going to end up going through this bag.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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I saw that this was re-released on the DT site today, and decided to start a sip down of my remaining 2oz packet from last year (maybe 2 years ago?). I like this, but I much prefer the Gingerbread Matcha from DT over this one. Made as a hot latte (my first latte in months!) and it is quite comforting. But, I won’t be repurchasing after I’m out.

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This was the first matcha I ever tried, back when it came out. And surprisingly I liked it. I had an iced cup of this yesterday and its still good – with the subtle flavour of pumpkin pie, and the cane sugar made it delightful. Great as a fall latte.

Flavors: Pumpkin Spice

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C

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Sample from Hoalatha.

This is a fine wake me up tea to have before facing the drive to work/work itself. We’ve been moving slow with processing at work lately due to the holidays approaching; therefore, 90% of the day consists of either waiting for work and/or no work at all. Instead of going to work tired and wanting coffee (We don’t drink coffee here) to get me going, I was happy to find this in my stash of samples.

The flavor profile is simi-sweet because it was mixed with regular matcha. However, the balance of the matcha is perfect. The Pumpkin Pie Matcha comes out on the tip of the tongue—which gives it the right amount of sweetness—while the regular matcha gives you the right amount of umph needed for the day.

PS. Now that I’m officially done with school until I start the process for the English MA program, I will have time to review tea.

Cheers!

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Mookit

Congrats for being done with school (for now)! :)

MadHatterTeaDrunk

Thank you! The hard part has even started yet. :p

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Overnight Oats, Take #2…

Taking the basic white lady stuff up a notch with this one; basically made a spiced pumpkin overnight oat. Same basic overnight oats recipe: oats, almond milk, two perfect matcha scoops of my matcha of choice, crushed pecans, and agave – in this case a pumpkin flavoured agave.

This was delicious; I mean, how could it not be!? Perhaps it was a little bit weird to be having a pumpkin spice, essentially, oatmeal in February – but that’s all just personal preference.

Friendly reminder that I do not numerically rate DAVIDsTEA blends as I’m currently employed there and it would be an obvious conflict of interest. Any blends you see with numerical ratings were rated prior to my employment there. These reviews are a reflection of my personal thoughts regarding the teas, and not the company’s.

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