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  • Mary Frances Massey

Pumpkin Spice Season Has Arrived

When the crisp air brings a chill to your body, and it starts to get darker earlier and earlier, a craving for pumpkin spice emerges. The blend of warm spices and fall feeling can draw anyone's attention and hunger. Trader Joe’s is known for its variety of pumpkin spice products, and they didn’t disappoint this year.

At the store’s entrance, red-painted arrows spaced six feet apart kept customers safely distanced. Employees handed me a freshly sanitized carts as soon as I entered. Although numerous stores are struggling to maintain inventory, most products appeared to be plentiful.

Throughout the store you can expect to see many types of pumpkin spice products, but one stands out above all: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Herbal Blend Tea, which can be found on the shelves above the frozen section.

For the reasonable price of $3.99 for 20 tea bags, you can add Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Herbal Blend Tea to your list of fall favorites. If the enticing flavor along with the affordable price doesn’t make you want to buy it, the gift-like packaging will. The golden-orange coloring of the tin highlights the ornate pumpkin teapot illustration on the front of the package.

Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Rooibos Tea. Photo by Jim Nielsen.

With a few boxes in hand, it was time to check out. There was no wait, and a friendly employee took my cart to disinfect it for the next customer. With the painless process done in a matter of minutes and the desired tea in hand, I was ready to get brewing.

When I opened the tin, the warm scents of nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and pumpkin immediately drew me in. This combination became even more tempting when added to hot water and given the opportunity to steep. Instantly, as the aroma approached my nose, the feeling of fall took over me. Nothing compares to the warm sensation of tea, especially when it’s pumpkin spice.

This is a perfect option for someone who is just starting on their pumpkin spice adventure. I recommend pairing this tea with something sweet to complement the warm spices. Pumpkin spice cookies, which are also available at Trader Joe’s, are a great option with their golden outside and soft inside. For someone who just started their relationship with pumpkin spice or for those who are well versed in the area, this tea is appropriate for all.