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Thanks to Covid-19, we won’t have any little ghosts or ghouls (or when I was a kid, fairy princess ballerinas)! But that doesn’t mean we can’t still have a party – a tea party. Well…for one!

Monster Mash, from David’s tea is a spook-tacular. This caffeine-free rooibos tea contains pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, sugar, carrots, ginger, cardamom, clove buds, and nutmeg. Purple moon and pink witch hat sugar sprinkles (pumpkin pie & butter flavour) make it delightfully “festive”!

This tea has received mixed reviews. Some found it too sweet, and it appears sugar and sprinkles were not originally in the blend. Reviewers comments also included phrases like “fresh & fruity”, “Chai & Spicy” or “Herbal & Arromatic”. I didn’t know what to expect!

After steeping for 4-5 minutes, I was ready to sip this burnt orange cuppa. The aroma reminded me more of an apple dessert than pumpkin. Still…yum! This tisane really delivered a warming apple cider flavour with a touch of heat from the ginger. I could also taste carrot, but pumpkin, not so much. It was on the sweeter side, but sometimes I crave something a little sweet, especially after dinner. It’s a great way to avoid a sugary dessert. Overall, I was very happy. But if I had to choose a “pumpkin-y” tea, I would choose Pumpkin Chai over this!

Now everything’s cool, Drac’s a part of the band
And my Monster Mash is the hit of the land
For you, the living this mash was meant too
When you get to my door, tell them Boris sent you

Leonard Capizzi / Bob Pickett, The Monster Mash

Let’s party!