Thursday, August 6, 2015

Tea Review: Pumpkin Spice Chai (Shen Zen Tea)

Pumpkin Spice Chai
Shen Zen Tea
Type:  Flavored Black
Origin:  Not provided.
Product Description:  Shen Zen Tea’s Pumpkin Spice Chai is a holiday classic reborn! Freshly ground spices are blended with exceptional oolong and black teas in this all organic holiday blend. Add sugar and cream for the complete Pumpkin Chai experience!

Temperature: 208° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 3 minutes

The dry leaf blend contains cinnamon, cardamom, oolong tea, vanilla beans, ginger, black tea, nutmeg, allspice, clovers, and marigold.

The orange amber infusion has an aroma of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, vanilla, and nutmeg.  The taste is pumpkin spice, almost sweet, with low astringency.

The dry leaf blend smelled so strongly of cardamom, I was afraid the other spices wouldn't come through.  Fortunately, the infused tea smelled and tasted just like pumpkin spice and autumn.  The recommended 6 minute steep produced even more flavorful results with moderate astringency, great on its own and very nice with the suggested addition of milk and sugar.

This tea was purchased by me.

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