Leaf Type: Rooibos
Where to Buy: WhiteAugust Tea Company
A yummy blend of South African Rooibos, toasted pumpkin, ginger and cinnamon sprinkled with candy treats. Tea comes in a stylish tin and includes T-sacs, so you can enjoy your Tea on the Go.
This is a whimsical looking tea. The little pumpkin candies that you can see in the photo above are so tiny (much tinier than the photo might suggest!) and give this yummy pumpkin flavored rooibos a really fun attitude.
Not surprisingly, this tisane tastes very autumnal. The pumpkin flavor is not as strong as I thought it would be, edged significantly by the flavors of cinnamon and ginger. These are not spicy-hot tasting spices and they only a gentle warmth to the overall cup. These spices taste more like accents in pumpkin pie rather than the sometimes super hot or peppery spices they can be.
The toasted pumpkin does not come across as a overwhelming flavor, but it does nicely disguise the rooibos taste – of which I can only taste a slight nutty hint of flavor. As I continue to make my way down to the bottom of the cup, I find that the pumpkin flavor develops a bit more, but never really becomes extraordinarily strong here. That being said, I think this cup presents itself as a very well-balanced set of flavors and is lightly sweet, warm, and comforting, and leaves a faint note of spice in the aftertaste.
I enjoyed my cup with a tiny drizzle of agave nectar and I found that this gave a little definition to the spices without making the cup too sweet. Do taste it before you sweeten it though, because it does have a little bit of sweetness to the cup already (the little candy bits melt in the hot water!)
A lovely cup of pumpkin pie that you can enjoy all year round!