Review: Stash Pumpkin Spice Decaf Tea

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Overall Rating:

Taste: 3 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

Katie says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ boiling
Steeped: 4-5 minutes
Served: Nothing to start then added some oat milk & honey

Stash Tea was kind enough to once again send us some tea samples. It seems appropriate to tell you about their decaf pumpkin spice on Halloween! While this tea is quite tasty, it is not terribly strong. So I suggest making a small cup (like my fancy cup above) or use more than one teabag. I really liked the flavor of this tea with cream and sugar added. Although, like many ‘pumpkin’ foods I tasted more pumpkin pie spices than actual pumpkin flavor. That being said, how can you go wrong with pumpkin pie spice? YUM! Note, do not leave your teabag in the cup! I’ve made this a few times, ’tis the season, but if you let this tea over steep it will get an odd aftertaste. All in all this tea is standby for fall and well worth keeping around.

This tea is great with pumpkin pie! Even if you’re not a baker, pumpkin pie is super easy to make. Just follow the recipe on some canned pumpkin pie mix or try this dairy-free pumpkin pie.

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Taste: 3 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

Abby says:

Tea Type: Bagged
Temperature: @ boiling
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing to start then added some honey

As I’m sure you can tell, judging by my recent post about chai lattes with pumpkin alone, I love pumpkin and pumpkin pie spices! Add actual pumpkin or just the spices used in pie making and I’m sold! So, not only was I excited to try this new tea from Stash because I like Stash teas, but also because of the promise of pumpkin spices. However, I’ll admit, this tea is a little weak.  Maybe because it is a decaf tea? I was really hoping for a pop of pumpkin pie on my first sip.  That didn’t happen.  However, I will also admit, that I still like this tea! Maybe it’s because I love pumpkin flavors so much? I can taste hints of the tea, ginger root and clove and bit of nutmeg, but I don’t taste much of the cinnamon or  “pumpkin spice flavor” (whatever that means). I think this tea is a long way away from being a “pumpkin spice” tea, but I do like the blend and am happy to drink it when I need a break from caffeine.

I am also very happy to report a complete absence of that yucky, fake “pumpkin” flavor. This tea would be good for anyone looking for a decaf alternative with fall flavors that isn’t too overpowering.  This tea is mild, so it is easy to drink and would go well with typical fall foods like roasted squash or a little slice of apple pie. For those looking for robust spices, look elsewhere.

Taste: 3 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

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