Steep for 3-5 minutes, 208°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
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Customer Reviews (10) Write a review
This gift arrived very quickly and the recipient had 2 cups the first nite and then another one the next morning. Tea Forte is a wonderful company for sending quality gifts to my friends!
Just the right amount of pumpkin and spice
Love it. Tis the season
Drinkable, but I think it lacks on Pumpkin flavor, but I do drink and my favorite is Coconut Chai Latte so maybe I'm looking for more flavor since the Chai is stronger tea? But I would not buy again.
I was so excited to receive this highly reviewed tea, as pumpkin spice is my favorite. I was surprised at how weak the tea was. I let it steep for a long time hoping the flavor would get richer, it never did. I love tea forte, but I'm surprised how highly reviewed this tea is.
I bought this because I was excited about a low/no calorie alternative to the pumpkin spice latte. When I received it and emptied the plastic bag into the tin, I was kind of worried because of the strong smell. I was worried it might end up tasting too "fake." However, once I made a cup, I found it to be pleasantly flavored, not fake like I feared. I think this would be delicious with a little extra cinnamon mixed in.
I'm so excited that fall is coming soon and everything pumpkin will be in season again. This tea is my favorite. The combination of pumpkin flavor and spices reminds me of homemade pumpkin pies and sweets, but without all the calories!
This tea is ok on its own but its kind of bland so, I mixed it with some sweet orange spice, which to me is almost too strong, and the combination was great.
I wrote a review a few weeks ago; not sure why it didn't show up. Would've been nice to see reviews of this limited edition offering before buying, especially because pumpkin-flavored tea can go so, so wrong. Initially I wasn't a fan — it was just overwhelmingly spiced and almost liquor-like, like a man's cologne. The pumpkin was there, but overall the first impression I got was "weird". As in, not a great flavor for tea. However, I think tea oxidizes after opening or something; this isn't the first tin I've had that got better with a little time. Actually, it's the best pumpkin tea I've tried so far, and I'd definitely think about reordering. It's still strong on spice, but comforting and pie-like, and I like how it makes my room smell after brewing. I bet it'd be nice with milk or cream, too.
I love Autumn. I love the smells, colors, general atmosphere, and all of the flavors that come with—especially pumpkin. Pumpkin cookies, pies, beer: I like them all. But this? Well... It was just OK. Spice-filled, that's for sure. I don't know, maybe teas just aren't meant to be pumpkin-flavored. I haven't found a great one, yet. The smell of the dry leaves before steeping is strong and liquor-like, with abundant spice. And the pumpkin flavor is definitely in there upon tasting. But it's a little strange. Maybe pumpkin spice things just need a cream base to be good? In that case, maybe this will work with cream or milk added? It does start to taste a little better as the tea cools, though.