It's that time of the year again. The days are getting shorter. The weather is starting to get a little chilly. The leaves on the trees are beginning to turn that familiar yellow color. Finally, it's fall, and there's nothing better than putting on a sweater and enjoying a warm fall-flavored drink.
Gold River Trading Co. has everything you need to make the most of your autumn. We have a large collection of fall teas that will keep you warm during these colder months. Whether you're in the mood for a cozy black tea or a classic pumpkin spice, we have the teas for fall.
Below are some of our favorite fall teas, as well as some great recipes to bring out all those fall flavors.
The Best Autumn Teas
The best teas for fall are cozy teas that give you just enough flavor while also being smooth and comforting. Autumn teas are usually black teas, but chai teas that have warm spiced flavors added to them work too. Things like an orange peel, sweet cloves, apples, spicy ginger, apple cinnamon, and of course, pumpkin spice can all make a tea you will enjoy this fall.
The best cup of tea in the fall is filled with warm spices that's brewed to perfection.
Pumpkin Spice Tea
This has become everyone's favorite fall tea. Pumpkin Spice has that classic fall flavor that just feels right on a chilly autumn day.
It's a seasonal favorite, our Pumpkin Spice tea combines traditional fall and holiday spices with a base of Black Tea and Pu-erh Tea. Our warm and spicy blend is the perfect pumpkin spice latte alternative. It'll have that fall taste you're craving.
The best way to prepare it is to brew a cup of hot water and steep the sachet like you would any other tea, but then add a splash of warm milk and a little bit of sugar. This will give you that slightly sweet and spiced pumpkin pie flavor that tastes so good.
Black Tea for Fall Mulled Tea
One of our favorite things to do in the fall is to create our own mulled tea. You've probably heard of mulled wine, but you can do it with tea too. "Mulling" really just means heating up with sugar and spices. For most of your mulled tea recipes you'll use black tea. There's so much you can do with mulled tea you can get quite imaginative and end up going on a tea journey.
We recommended starting with our basic 1776 American Breakfast Blend. It's a flavorful black tea that's not too overpowering, which means you can add those autumn tea flavors.
You can use all sorts of things for a delicious mulled autumn tea.
Mulled Tea flavors
The possibilities are almost endless–feel free to try other ingredients
In a saucepan, bring five cups of water to a boil.
Add all ingredients except tea and let it simmer over low heat for about 10 minutes. If you are using honey, add it once the tea is ready.
Add tea sachets and simmer for 5-10 minutes. If you are using fruity tea, simmer it for 10-15 minutes.
Strain and pour into a big pitcher or pour into glass mugs.
Decorate with cinnamon sticks and dried orange slices.
Mulled teas are great on rainy days when you just want to sit inside and be cozy.
The great thing about mulled teas is how versatile they are. You can blend all sorts of fall flavors.
We would also recommend mulled tea if you're feeling under the weather. Combine some ginger, lemon, and honey, and you'll be drinking a delicious warm cup of soothing fall flavor. They can help support your immune system and soothe that scratchy throat.
It's such an easy recipe, and it makes such a perfect autumn or winter drink.
Hot Apple Cider Tea
If the mulled tea wasn't for you, then the hot apple cider tea will be.
Depending on where you're from, there are two types of cider, alcoholic and non-alcoholic. And we're excited to tell you both work well with this recipe.
That being said, alcoholic cider is usually not as sweet, so you may need to add some sugar to it if you're looking for a sweeter and less spicy drink.
Like the mulled tea above, we'll use black tea as our base since it doesn't have too many fall flavors already built in, which means we can add as many spices and flavors as we want.
1 bottle of cider
1 Cinnamon stick
1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
2-3 sachets of 1776 American Breakfast Blend
1-2 slices of fresh apple or a few oranges so you can add an orange peel as a garnish
You can even put a little bit of ginger in there if you really want to spice things up.
Combine all ingredients except the tea sachets into a saucepan.
Simmer over low-medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Remove from heat, strain, and add tea sachets.
Steep for 5 minutes.
Strain and serve.
For a garnish and some added flavor, you can put some apples right in the cider. This recipe makes such a sweet treat that it may be best consumed in limited quantities. But there's nothing like a sip of cider on an autumn day and enjoying those sweet flavors.
Cinnamon Spice Hot Chocolate
Obviously, cinnamon spice hot chocolate is not tea.
But we couldn't help but add it to the list because it's such a great fall drink. And our hot chocolate is perfect for fall. Featuring a unique blend of cinnamon and seasonal spices, our signature Hot Cocoa is irresistible on a chilly day.
We recommend first mixing our hot cocoa powder with just enough milk to form a thin paste. Then add the remainder of the heated milk and stir until fully blended.
Nothing beats a sweet and delicious cinnamon spice hot chocolate on a Saturday morning or a dreary fall evening. It's a perfect little treat.
Perhaps one of the hardest teas to find, apple teas need to be in your collection of fall teas.
They have such a warmth to them, and they're adaptable to any situation.
The pairing that makes the most sense for an apple tea is a nice cinnamon stick. This way, you can have a hot cinnamon spice tea with a good dose of apple.
The other option is to blend some ginger into your cup of tea–it's a little different, but it's sure to put you in an autumn mood.
Having a sip of a delicious cup of apple tea with a cinnamon stick in it is perhaps the perfect fall tea.