Spiced Pumpkin Pie - It's back! Much loved and much missed, a limited edition tea the Autumn 2017 collection.
About This Tea
Ingredients: Ceylon Black Tea, Carrot Pieces, Halloween Sprinkles, Cinnamon, Ginger, Cloves, Vanilla Pieces, Flavour.
Brewing Technique: 100°C, 4 Minutes
Supplier: Bluebird Tea Co.
The packet smells spicy, exactly like a typical chai blend, but once steeped Spiced Pumpkin Pie is buttery, creamy and sweet smelling. The aroma alone is totally tempting.
The initial flavour pleasantly combines all ingredients at once. The bombardment of flavours follows a sudden bitterness, that quickly breaks down into detectable spices, buttery pumpkin notes and finally, a sweet vanilla that lasts into the finish. A dash of milk removes the Ceylon tea bitterness and radiates a sweet creaminess that insists on being savoured throughout each and every mouthful. It's a chai with a classic autumnal pumpkin twist, but it's so delicious that it's hard not to make a second cup, immediately after finishing the first.
Because Bluebird are awesome, they have created an easy-peasy recipe for us. Now we can enjoy #indiePSLs at home! Trust me, this level of deliciousness should not be missed!
Ingredients: 2 tsp Spiced Pumpkin Pie, 300ml hot water 100ml almond or full-fat milk, Milk Frother, Ground nutmeg, Honey
- Brew your Spiced Pumpkin Pie tea in the hot water for no more than 4 minutes.
- Add 2 tsp of honey to 100ml of milk and froth.
- Add milk to the tea, stirring as you go, ensuring you get a nice big dollop of frothy milk on the top.
- Sprinkle with nutmeg or your choice of topping.
You know that feeling, when the days are getting shorter, darker, colder, and most probably wetter, when Halloween and Bonfire Night are just around the corner, and you snuggle further into a thick knit scarf to avoid a chill wind, dreaming of home... Then, finally stepping through the front door, to a blast of warmth that incites thoughts of a fresh cup of tea, steamy windows and the aroma of a cooking dinner. Now image the tea is chai and for dinner is roasted squash… that’s the essence Spiced Pumpkin Pie. Comforting, warming and fulfilling.
I can relate if the combination of chain cafes and general PSL hype has you feeling a little disapproving. This was me a year ago... Yet, for the fourth year running, tea lovers have hailed and rejoiced at the return of this Great Taste Award winner, because in true Bluebird fashion, the essence of homey autumn evenings is flawlessly captured in the sweet aroma, delicious flavour and autumnal colours of Spiced Pumpkin Pie. It really doesn't take more than a few sips to completely understand what the fuss is about!