Scent in tin: Fruity, like bananas. No evident smell of either pumpkin *or* spice.
Brewing method: ingenuiTEA pot by Adagio
Steeping time: 5 min. @ 212 deg.
Cup: 12oz. porcelain mug
As a huge lover of pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup, pumpkin bread, and pumpkin cookies, this tea was a huge disappointment to me. It is very mellow, and luxuriously smooth in the mouth, but the taste is definitely more of a “banana” taste, rather than pumpkin, and the spice is non-existent. Highly unsatisfying – thank goodness I only have a sampler.