Well it’s Thanksgiving this week and why would I not continue the pumpkin panel! That panel only includes me and sometimes the universe. But it’s good to believe.
This week I take it even more local with a return visit to Baltimore Coffee and Tea Company and an in-person review of the Pumpkin Spice Tea from Eastern Shore Tea Company.
I was just there a few hours ago so it’s fresh in my mind. I wasn’t thrilled with it. Without looking I could tell it was black tea. The taste is too obvious not to notice. The ingredients included are cinnamon, clove, and something called pumpkin.
I didn’t get much of anything. I don’t expect every tea to be succulent and mesmerizing. But I do want some flavor. If you had told me this was a black tea with bergamot I would have believed it and not thought anything else of it. It tasted that basic.
As you can see in the photos, the visual looks amazing. The steeped bag evokes a lot of color and made me feel cozy being indoors. For a moment I was fine with the cold weather.
I could definitely smell something separate from a usual black tea. Maybe it’s the smell of fall and the holidays rapidly approaching.
I really wanted to like this tea but it’s just there. I do think a lot of people are going to love it and add it to their tea collection. I wish I could say the same.
This tea along with so many others are always on sale, not just during the final months of the year, so you can enjoy it any time. Hopefully your experience will be a joyous one.
I had my cup with a delicious pumpkin muffin. As you can see the muffin never had a chance while the tea was not going down as quick.
I’ve had many teas from that I’ve adored and stashed in my collection. And I look forward to many of those occasions happening again. Even though this wasn’t the best, I know some spectacular teas will be delighted on down the line.
Thanksgiving is just two days away so I’m not sure if this is the end of the pumpkin talk or not. I sure hope not. But as we approach that other major holiday, those types of teas will be talked about.
For my previous posts on this fantastic store, you can go here and here.
I’m thankful, grateful, and fortunate to be able to write about such a wonderful topic. I love tea and I love the people who have been a part of this experience. That includes the assistance from the wonderful folks at their various locations.
I wish all of a you a safe, blessed, and joyous Thanksgiving. And I look forward to doing this again.
Take good care.