Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Della Terra Teas
Take a trip over the river and through the woods to Grandmothers house and have a slice of her amazing pumpkin pie! Or, grab your infuser and our Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie tea and have just as great an experience! With the traditional spices you know from the classic pumpkin pie blended into black tea with pumpkin shaped candies you will be sure to crave this one over and over!
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While sorting through my tea stash (it never seems to get any smaller no matter how much tea I drink and cook with and give to friends … not complaining, mind you, just stating a fact), I came across this Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie Flavored Black Tea from Della Terra Teas, the last that I had yet to try from the autumn sampler that I bought sometime this past autumn. So, I decided I’d have some pumpkin pie in my teacup this afternoon!
And even though it is a decidedly autumnal blend (and isn’t it cute with those little pumpkin shaped candy sprinkles?), it tastes good now, even though it’s starting to look a lot like summer! Anytime is a good time for pumpkin pie!
The pumpkin flavor is smooth and sweet, and I love the warm spices. Cinnamon is prominent, but, I taste hints of clove and nutmeg as well. It’s a very cozy tasting tea … one of those comforting kinds of tea. It is also very dessert-y (obviously!) and would make a great dessert option for those who want something sweet and indulgent without partaking of the calories.
The black tea is a little hidden behind the flavors here, but, not so hidden that it’s completely absent. That is to say that I taste the black tea, it’s just a rather mellow tasting black tea that seems content with being set off in the background and letting the pumpkin-y flavors and spice notes play the starring roles here.
One thing that is missing, though, is the pie crust. I found myself wishing that there was a touch of buttery, pastry-like flavor here to round things out. Oh, don’t get me wrong, this is a really tasty tea … even without the pie crust flavor, but, if we’re talking pumpkin pie, there should be some pie crust, right?
This tea tastes great served straight, but I actually prefer it with a little bit of turbinado sugar to bring out the spices and enhance the pumpkin-y flavors. Add a splash of milk to bring out the creamy notes, because, let’s face it, what’s pumpkin pie without that dollop of creamy whipped cream?