Hot Drinks For Fall

Now, if you like or even love tea, you’ll want to read this post because I’ve compiled a list of recipes of tea that you may not find in the grocery store.

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It’s that time of the year where the leaves on ancient and youthful trees lose their leaves; the days grow shorter, and the weather becomes colder. What is the word that represents the change from hot days to colder days? It is a three letter word that is a synonym for autumn. That’s right, fall. Fall is a three letter word that symbolizes the changing of the leaves, the shortening of days, and the continuous rising of people purchasing hot drinks. Now, those could be coffee, hot chocolate, or tea, etc. We all have our differences, and that is the best thing about truly us.

Autumn Spice Chai Tea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
7 mins
Total Time
12 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Tea
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Evelyne
Ingredients
  • One Tsp Loose Leaf Chai
  • One Tsp Loose Leaf Black Tea
  • One and a half Tsp Wildflower Honey
Instructions
  1.  Pour the chai and black tea leaves into a tea strainer in a cup. 

    2) Heat water to a boil. 

    3) Pour the boiling water over the strainer. 

    4) Allow the mixture to steep for 5 minutes. 

    5) After 5 minutes, remove the strainer from the cup.

    6) Mix the honey into the tea.

    7) Enjoy!! 

Chai

Indian chai is a spiced milk tea drink that is sweet and slightly spicy and is made up of milk, a combination of spices, black tea, and either honey or sugar. The spices vary depending on which region in India you visit, but the typical spices are cardamom, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, and cloves.

In the early 18th century, the British East India Company used their power to cultivate tea in India with the Assamese plant. They began promoting the English way of drinking by mixing a small amount of milk and sugar in the tea. At the beginning of the India Tea Association, they originally condemned the use of adding spices, extra milk, and extra sugar, which reduced the amount of tea in one’s cup.

Sweet Cinnamon Milk Tea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Evelyne
Ingredients
  • One Black tea bag
  • Two tsp Wildflower honey
  • One tsp Cinnamon powder
  • One tsp Vanilla extract
  • One cup Milk
  • One cup water
Instructions
  1.  Mix the water and cinnamon powder together in a pan on the stove and bring water to a boil.

    2) Add tea bags and allow it to sit for 5 minutes.

    3) Heat milk in a saucepan or microwave until warm.

    4) After 5 minutes, remove the tea bags from the water. 

    5) Add the honey and vanilla.

    6) Add the milk.

    7) Enjoy!

Green

Over 5,000 years ago in southern China, the emperor was sipping a cup of hot water. He was exhausted after a long day of traveling and needed a pick-me-up. As he began staring off into the distance, a few green tea leaves floated into his cup. The emperor took a sip before he realized that his water was turning a dark green color. He was livid to discover the leaves gave him more energy. Shortly after, he ordered every single one of his soldiers to drink multiple cups of divine concoction. Back before sterilization of water, people drank tea for medicinal purposes and as a suitable replacement for plain water full of bacteria.

Apple Cider Tea
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Resting Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Course: Drinks
Keyword: Tea
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Evelyne
Ingredients
  • One Green tea bag
  • One cup Apple cider
Instructions
  1. Pour the apple cider into a pot on the stove.

    2) Bring the apple cider to a boil. 

    3) Place the tea bag in a teacup or mug.

    4) Pour the apple cider into the mug. Allow it to steep for 5 minutes. 

    5) Enjoy! 

 

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice is a craze that sweeps America every fall. Trader Joe’s started offering pumpkin products in the 1990s, and Starbucks started selling the limited edition Pumpkin Spice Latte back in 2003. But what makes pumpkin spice? A pumpkin spice is a mixture of cinnamon, clove, ginger, nutmeg, and sometimes actual pumpkin. Any company that comes up with a great idea involving pumpkin spice and slap the label of “limited edition” on every product produced, you now have the perfect marketing plan for selling your entire inventory.

Pumpkin Spice Chai
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 

This recipe is fairly simple. I am using the Trader Joe's Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Mix, but you can use any mix you have on hand. 

Course: Drinks
Keyword: Tea
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Evelyne
Ingredients
  • Three tbsp Pumpkin Spice Chai Tea Latte Mix
Instructions
  1.  Boil 6 oz. of water.

    2) Pour the boiling water into a teacup or mug. 

    3) Add the chai tea mix to the water. 

    4) Enjoy!

  

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