This pumpkin phenomenon has been beaten into our heads going back to right before Labor Day. Depending on who you are it’s entertaining, laughable, corporate, mind-numbing, or everything in-between.
Personally, when the season ends I will miss it. I’m not big on monetizing something if it compromises something sacred such as Thanksgiving. However, I still see so much good, so much spirit, and so much joy in it. That’s what I’m choosing to focus on today and as much as I can.
This leads me to this post.
I’ve spoken so highly of The Spice & Tea Exchange several times over the year. And I think I’m justified. I will be talking about different tea companies and groups in the future but what finds me is what finds me.
And I’m doing it back-to-back with another special from one of my favorites.
The Pumpkin Caramel Cr
eme Tea is nowhere near as creamy, sweet, or as full-bodied as I thought it was going to be. It’s almost quite the opposite for me and I’m perfectly happy with that.
The term ‘subtle’ brew is applied and I wholeheartedly agree with that sentiment. I’m in a place of comfort and happiness as I write this. And I have been sipping and savoring my cup. I’m at peace.
The candy, coconut, caramel, among others were hard for me to detect. But I knew there was a melange of many transcendent ingredients to make this a winner. Fortunately, nothing is too overpowering. That’s why using ‘subtle’, in the synopsis is perfect.
When opening the bag the aromas really captured the essence of the season. I thought I was in line for something very sweet. After brewing and smelling, I knew I was in for a special treat. And I’m thankful to have tried it.
Everyone’s palate is different. This tasted nothing like I thought it was going to be. And I’m happy about that. I like it for reasons that you may not. And we may have an agreement or counter on some other attribute.
One thing I know for sure, the caffeine level is very high. This one snuck up on me. I’m ready to go and tackle the world now. Or maybe just wake up.
As seen above, in traditional format I will once again show a picture-by-picture breakdown from opening, brewing, and to sipping. I’m fortunate to have the Tovolo make its triumphant return!
I enjoyed this with some delicious cinnamon almonds and pumpkin cookies. See I just can’t get enough. And why the heck not! It’s almost the holidays.
Like in last weeks post you see that this item sold out online. I know a lot of their stores were saying they may have been done as early as mid-October on the pumpkin items. But if you live near a store and you’re curious, hopefully they still have some of those teas available. I hope to track down some more myself.
They may be one more post from this awesome company before the year is out. Only time will tell.
Happy Early Thanksgiving and Happy Pumpkin Season!