Top 10 Autumn Tea Recipes to Try this Fall

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Cool rainy days might not leave you with a lot of time for the outdoor activities, but being indoors can be fun and relaxing. And, what would be better than making a cup of warming tea and relax? Some teas may warm you up more than the others. It’s time to get cozy!

Ingredients that will warm you up

Autumn is the best season to try out new recipes. Cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, galangal, cardamom, peppercorns, chili, nutmeg, cloves, are only some of the warming ingredients that you can use to make dozens of warming teas. They will undoubtedly warm you up more than a cup of pure black tea. They all have a unique intense flavor that will immediately be recognizable in every drink or desert.

Interesting fact: Galangal, ginger, turmeric and cardamom all share the same family—Zingiberaceae.

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10 Fall Tea Recipes

1. Mulled tea

Unlike mulled wine, you can make mulled tea with or without wine. Both versions are a great autumn warmer that will get you in the mood for the upcoming cold weather.

You will need:
1 litre of water (33 oz)
1-2 cinnamon sticks
1 teaspoon of dried orange peel
7-8 cloves
20-30 grams of sugar
10 grams of pure strong black broken leaf tea

How to make it:
Bring water to a boil and steep the tea for 5-10 minutes. Strain and pour the brew into a pan. Add the rest of ingredients and let it simmer over a low fire for about 20 minutes. For a tasty alternative to caffeinated black tea, try using Cranberry Cider Herbal Tea instead.

2. Mandarins spice tea

If you like mandarins, autumn is a season to look forward to. Harvesting starts in late September, and the best ones are always available throughout autumn and winter. Depending on the preferred taste, you can replace them with tangier tangerines.

You will need:
4-5 mandarins (or tangerines)
1-2 cloves
Small cinnamon stick
1 teaspoon of pure black tea
Honey (optional)

How to make it:
Squeeze the mandarin juice, add to a saucepan and add the equal amount of water. Add spices and bring to a boil over low-medium fire. Add the tea leaves and let it steep for 5 minutes. Strain and pour into a cup. Add honey if needed.

3. Orange ginger black tea

Instead of making a regular ginger lemon tea, opt for sweet oranges and choose Earl Grey with a citrusy bergamot. In this recipe ginger adds just enough heat to start autumn in the right way.

You will need:
3-4 big oranges
100 ml of water
1 teaspoon of Earl Grey tea
½ – 1 inch of fresh ginger
Honey (optional)

How to make it:
Squeeze the orange juice. Add fresh ginger and orange juice into a saucepan and bring to a boil over low-medium fire. Strain to remove the pulp and pieces of ginger. In a kettle, bring water to a boil and brew Earl Grey for 5 minutes. Mix with orange and ginger brew. Add honey or other sweetener.

4. Rooibos chilli latte

Rooibos is one of the best herbal teas for making a latte. Sweet, full-bodied, intensely red and full of flavor. With a bit of chilli it makes one of the most hot tea lattes you will ever try.

You will need:
100 ml of water
1-2 teaspoons of rooibos tea
1-5 small chili pods (depending on how much heat you can take)
150 ml of milk

How to make it:
Steep rooibos together with chili pods boiling water for 10 minutes. Strain and pour into a mug and add honey. In a saucepan, heat the milk over low fire, but don’t let it boil. Use a frother to make a foam. Then slowly pour milk in the mug and top up with foam.

5. Apple cider black tea

If mulled wine is not your thing, spiced apple cider might win your heart. For a non-alcoholic drink, replace apple cider with apple juice.

You will need:
1 bottle of apple cider
1 Cinnamon stick
2-5 cloves
1/8 teaspoon of ground nutmeg
5 grams of loose leaf black tea
1-2 slices of fresh apple for garnish

How to make it:
Put all ingredients except the tea leaves into a saucepan and simmer over low-medium fire for around 10 minutes. Remove from fire, strain and add loose leaf tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Strain and serve.

6. Turmeric latte

Turmeric latte is one more healthy and delicious caffeine free latte drink. Instead of making it from a scratch, try Turmeric Nectar, Turmeric Cider (for a caffeinated version) or Coconut Spice.

You will need:
1-2 teaspoon of Coconut Spice tea
1 cup of milk
50 ml of hot water

How to make it:
Pour the milk into a saucepan and heat over low-medium fire. Use a frother to make foam. Boil water using a kettle and steep the tea for 5-10 minutes. Strain, pour into a mug, add honey and hot milk. Top up with foam.

7. The easy chai

With over 4-5 warming ingredients blended into a delicious drink, Chai is the number 1 autumn and winter drink.

You will need:1 cup of whole milk
3-5 black peppercorns
1 cup of water
2-3 Cloves
1 spoon of sugar
2-3 green cardamom pods
1 spoon of black loose leaf tea
Small cinnamon stick
A pinch of dried ginger

How to make it:
Add water and spices to a pan, bring to a boil and let it simmer for 20 minutes. Remove from heat and add tea leaves. Steep for 3-5 minutes. Add in milk and sugar, and simmer over medium heat for five minutes. Strain and serve.

A cup of Chai tea

A cup of Chai tea

8. Ginger lemon tea

Ginger, lemon and honey might be the best homemade remedy for a sore throat and mild cold. They blend great with green tea.

You will need:
1 lemon
2 cups of water
1 inch of fresh ginger
1 teaspoon of pure green tea

How to make it:
Peel the ginger and cut it into slices. Wash the lemons and cut into thin slices. Alternatively, squeeze the lemon juice instead. Put ginger and lemon into a saucepan and cook over low-medium fire for about 10 minutes. Let it cool down for 5 minutes, then add green tea. Steep for 3 minutes, strain and add honey.

9. Hot fruit tea

Warming, sweet and irresistible, hot fruit tea is the “real” fruits tea mixed with black tea leaves. Adjust the amount of fruits to fill the whole teapot. Alternatively, use 2 tea bags of black tea.

You will need:
One teapot 250-500 ml
1-2 Apple
5-10 Plums
1-2 Orange
1 Cinnamon stick
50-200 ml of orange juice
1-2 Lemon
5 grams of loose leaf black tea

How to make it:
Wash and cut all fruits into small pieces and place it into a teapot. You can use more or less fruit, depending on the desired intensity. You will get the most intense flavor with filling the whole teapot. Bring water to a boil. Add cinnamon stick, orange juice and tea leaves. Steep for 10 minutes and pour into cups.

10. Pumpkin pie spice latte

Autumn without pumpkins is like summer without a sun. Thankfully, pumpkins are no longer reserved only for pies—they make great lattes too! Replace whole milk with cashew or almond milk.

You will need:
1 cup of whole milk
½ teaspoon of Pumpkin pie spice
1 spoon of honey
2 teaspoons of Pumpkin Spice Black tea

How to make it:
Add milk, pumpkin piece spice and tea leaves into a saucepan and cook over low-medium fire for about 10 minutes. Strain and add honey or sugar.

Lazy warming tea ideas

If you don’t have time to prepare a warming tea from a scratch, try some premade warming blends:

What is your favorite autumn tea recipe? Share your ideas with us.

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