Well, I think it’s safe to say summer has left us and fall has finally begun.
The mornings are chilly, the skies are more grey than usual, Instagram is filled with pictures of Pumpkin Spice Lattes and pumpkin pancakes, and DAVIDsTEA has launched their Fall Tea Collection for 2013.
It seems to me that Pumpkin Chai is usually everyone’s favourite out of the entire Fall Collection. Personally, I love the entire collection and couldn’t choose a favourite if you forced me to.
Pumpkin Chai was the tea I sipped throughout the day yesterday. It’s a perfect tea to sip on during those chilly mornings and gloomy-grey afternoons while plugging away at homework. It has a medium caffeine content, so it provides you with that bit of caffeine you may need to get you through those last few pages of your textbook or last few hours at work before it’s time to go home.
It’s a black tea, but I find it to be one of those teas that aren’t noticeably a black tea. It doesn’t have that typical black tea flavour, it’s better. Much better.
The cinnamon is the featured ingredient, but the full list of ingredients include:
Black tea, cinnamon, cloves, lemon peel, squash, carrot, caramel bits,pumpkin candies, and natural and artificial flavouring.
The caramel bits and pumpkin candies are definitely noticeable as it adds a fair amount of sweetness to this tea, so I never sweeten it. However, it does make an amazing latte. One of the best.
The cloves are another essential ingredient to this tea as it pairs perfectly with the cinnamon and adds a great depth of flavour to this already amazing tea.
Personally, I like to say that I can taste the squash and carrot in this tea. There’s more flavours going on other than just the cinnamon, cloves, and sweetness from the candies, so I like to think that it’s the carrot and squash peaking through.
Like I said, Pumpkin Chai is one of my favourite teas. More sweet than spicy, so it’s great for those who don’t like a real spicy tea.
I’ve got to go now, though. The water in my kettle is boiling now and I think after all this Pumpkin Chai talk that’s exactly what I’ll make!
Have you tried this tea before? What do you like about it? Do you prefer it plain or as a latte?
Love always and see you back here tomorrow with a recipe!