Thursday, October 18, 2012

Thursday Tea Time

This week - Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Rooibos

Cost:  $3.99
Number of teabags:  20
Caffeine:  No
Type of tea:   Herbal, Rooibos
Steeping time:  7 minutes
Add ins:  Just a  splash of Coffee Mate's Natural Bliss Sweet Cream
Teabag fragrance:  Cinnamon
Ingredients:  Rooibos, natural pumpkin flavor, cinnamon, cloves and nutmeg

Who needs a fork?  And crust?
Opinion:   This seems to be the year of pumpkin tea!  (Head's up and a head start for next week's review -- if you see Twinings Pumpkin Chai, grab it.  If not more than one box.  Check Cost Plus World Market)  First, you can't beat the price for this tea, and it is in those usually more expensive silky "sachets".  Very nice.  Then the tin.  Oh so cute!  I will be repurposing this in the sewing room and my Fall decorating.  It brews to a pretty reddish orange color and looks just like pumpkin pie when you add the cream.  Yum!  The added benefit it is rooibos tea, full of good-for-you antioxidants and caffeine-free.  And that is also the kicker.  It has a more cinnamon flavor and the rooibos does make its presence known, though not quite as astringent-y as some others.  This particular rooibos tea is quite mellow.  The pumpkin flavor is a little harder to detect.  It's there, but if you are looking for a nice/spice rooibos, this would be perfect for you.
Rating:  3.5

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