Well, I made it!
Yesterday’s flight was a long one, but, after almost 5 hours of being in the air and a three hour layover in Calgary, AB, I am finally back in Saskatchewan for the weekend to celebrate Thanksgiving with my family!
I landed in Regina, SK yesterday at 1:15 pm and by 2:00 I found myself sipping on a tea from DAVIDsTEA at the mall with my Mom and Dad.
Life couldn’t be better.
I’ve reviewed two of the teas from DAVIDsTEA’s fall collection already, but have three more reviews remaining! So, I’m taking advantage of this lovely weekend and giving you my reviews on the following teas:
If you'd like to catch up on the other two teas I've reviewed from the fall collection so far follow these links:
Today I will be reviewing Pumpkin Chai since, well, pumpkin has completely taken over the blog world and it seems to me that no one can ever get enough pumpkin!
DAVIDsTEA describes their Pumpkin Chai blend with the following statement:
Let’s face it, the best thing about fall is pumpkin pie. And this spiced black tea is arguably just as delicious. It’s got all the warmth of cinnamon, pumpkin pieces, cloves and cardamom, plus the sweetness of caramel and pumpkin candy. For a true autumn treat, top it up with steamed milk and stir in a spoonful of brown sugar. It’ll make you wish it were fall all year round.
The ingredients in this blend are:
- Black tea
- Lemon peel
- Caramel bits
- Pumpkin candies
- Natural and artificial flavourings
I am a huge chai lover and many of my favourite teas are black teas, so it was no surprise to me that I absolutely loved this tea!
The ingredients are amazing together and blend perfectly. It contains the spiciness of chai, but you are left with a sweet aftertaste due to the caramel bits and pumpkin candies. I’m normally not a fan of sweet teas, but the amount of sweetness Pumpkin Chai has is just right for me. The spiciness definitely evens it all out!
Since it is a black tea, you do not want to over steep it. I haven’t had this tea go bitter on me yet, but I make sure I only steep it for approximately 5 minutes. I also find that if you are to steep teas with candy in them, such as caramel bits, they can become quite sweet; too sweet for me, so if I stick within the 4 – 6 minute range this tea turns out perfect each and every time
I’ve only ever had this tea hot, but I’ve had it plain and as a latte, too!
Like I said, this tea is perfect! So, it does not require any added sweeteners whatsoever; however, if you are wanting something a little more decadent, it does make an amazing latte, but it is just as good plain.
I highly recommend this tea to be sipped throughout the day, as it does contain caffeine, or when you are craving something sweet! It’s very festive and perfect for the season, so if you want to try it – try it now!
You can order online at davidstea.com
Have you tried this tea yet?
What is your favourite festive drink?
Did you enjoy this review?