Thursday, December 06, 2012

Thursday Tea Time

This week:  Zhena's Gypsy Tea - Pumpkin Spice and Caramel Apple

Cost:  $8.99 at Kroger
Number of teabags:  22
Caffeine:  No
Type of tea:   Herbal/Rooibos
Steeping time:  5 minutes
Add ins:  Natural Bliss Sweet Cream
Teabag fragrance:  Pumpkin Spice - Cinnamon/fruity
Caramel Apple - Apples and cinnamon, definitely
Ingredients:  Pumpkin Spice - Rooibos, ginger, cinnamon, vanilla and natural flavors
Caramel Apple - Rooibos, cloves, cinnamon, natural flavors
Opinion:   This was Pumpkin Spice's one to lose.  I actually would have thought quite the opposite.  I preferred the Caramel Apple over the Pumpkin Spice.  Maybe because the Twinings Pumpkin Spice Chai was in the stratosphere, none have compared.  You could taste the spice, but just barely, only if you used two tea bags, the pumpkin.  So if you are looking for a warming spice tea, you would probably like this.

The Caramel Apple was very good - you could definitely detect the caramel and apple flavors.  The Twinings Spiced Apple Chai still wins out for a great apple tea.  But this with a splash of milk is a nice after dinner treat (no caffeine) or anytime you want a little something sweet.
Rating:  Pumpkin Spice - 2 (deducting only because of lack of pumpkin flavor), Caramel Apple - 3.5

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