Leaf Appearance: dark, very fine leaf particles with some visible spices
Ingredients: black tea, natural pumpkin flavors with other natural flavors (soy lecithin), cinnamon, licorice root, clove, ginger, pumpkin flakes
Steep time: 4 minutes
Water Temperature: 212 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic teacup
Liquor: reddish brown
Thanksgiving is over but the flavors of the season were still with me while I drank this tea. Its strong aroma caught the attention of everyone around me as soon as I opened my teabag. The taste was rich and robust with lots of warming spice. It was practically pumpkin pie in a teacup. I'm usually not a fan of licorice but it's hidden under the other spices so I didn't mind it here. The ginger and nice bite to the finish of each sip. I loved that the flavoring of this tea didn't taste artificial at all. The pumpkin flakes probably had a lot to do with that. Sweeteners aren't necessary but this blend could probably stand up to a splash of milk. This tea usually isn't available year-round so I always try to snap some up this time of year. Bigelow posted a delicious sounding recipe for cupcakes infused with this tea and I couldn't resist whipping up a batch. They were smash hit in my house and I've included it below in case you would like to give it a try.
You can find out more about this tea here.
Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes