Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Boston Tea Company Pumpkin Spice

Country of Origin: Sri Lanka and China
Leaf Appearance: small and dark tea leaves. spices and petals added a punch of fall color
Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Exotic Spices, Sunflower Petals, Natural Pumpkin Flavors
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker
Liquor: deep reddish brown

Halloween has just passed and Thanksgiving will be here before we know it. What better way to get in the mood than with pumpkin pie in a cup? That’s exactly what this tea tasted like. It had just the right amount of spice and a pleasant earthiness. I found it a little too astringent so I will probably steep for closer to three minutes next time. This is a perfect chilly weather tea and a great alternative to chai. I really enjoyed it after battling our first snow storm of the season here in New Jersey. I do wish that I knew what "exotic spices" were used. Cinnamon and clove are the fairly obvious choices but I always like to know what I'm drinking. That minor complaint aside, I would definitely recommend this tea.

You can find out more about this tea here.

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