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Saturday, November 6, 2010

Zhena's Gypsy Tea Teabag Rooibos and Honeybush Tea 'Pumpkin Spice'

Tea Information:
Tea: Pumpkin Spice
Type: Rooibos and Honeybush Tea
Packaging: Teabag
Company: Zhena's Gypsy Tea
Purchase: Here
Description: Our Harvest Herb Teas are bountiful blends of fresh, hand-harvested herbs, wildcrafted flowers, choicest fruits, leaves and spices, all USDA Certified Organic and Fair Trade Certified(TM). Each cup will delight the senses and will have you hearing leaves crunching underfoot and smelling the scent of wood smoke wafting the chill air. Amber moon on the horizon not included.

Embossed recyclable air tight tin containing 22 sachets of certified 100% fair trade and organic tea.

Ingredients: Enjoy a trip through the pumpkin patch with this naturally caffeine-free organic blend of superior South African Rooibos and Honey Bush, flavored with sweet Madagascar vanilla beans, finished with the tasty tingle of cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, this tea offers a warm soothing cup for crisp days and cool nights.

Steep Information:
Amount: 1 teabag
Water: 1 mug of boiling filtered water
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: Woody, pumpkin, cinnamon
Steeped Tea Smell: Pumpkin spice (but not pumpkin)
Flavor: Pumpkin spice not pump w/wood
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: After sweet wood
Liquor: Translucent Reddish orange brown

I had this tea at my mother's, sorry I forgot to get pictures of the tea itself!

It was enjoyable, but I was expecting pumpkin pie, not pumpkin spice (despite the name). A nice rooibos, but nothing unique.

Rating: 3/4 leaves

Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing

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