Warm sweaters, blankets, and rainy days require a cup of hot drink in hands. Autumn is the best season to enjoy tea to the fullest. It’s time to take a step away from the regular chamomile and honey brew and find your new favorite autumn flavored tea. We made a list of the most special tea flavors to enjoy this fall.
What are the most popular tea flavors?
From pumpkin to caramel, chocolate and gingerbread, some flavors are made to make autumn joyful and delicious. Even better, some of the best autumn ingredients are full of antioxidants and may even help boost immunity for the upcoming cold months. Tea may even beat the autumn depression and boost Vitamin D, important during short autumn days.
If you really want to enjoy the season, warming, sweet and spicy flavors are a must:
- Slightly sweet and aromatic cinnamon
- Juicy apple
- Earthy and sweet pumpkins
- Spicy and warming ginger
- Rich and tart cranberries
- Juicy and sweet and tart oranges
- Creamy chocolate
- Warming spices
- Sweet caramel
1. Pumpkin Spice
Maybe you can imagine autumn without apples, but hardly without pumpkins. Pumpkins are the ultimate autumn fruits. Yes, pumpkins are fruits, and they make the tastiest fall drinks ever. A cup of black or herbal rooibos tea mixed with pumpkin pie spice is a drink to cheer you up even on the gloomiest fall days. Opt for herbal caffeine free pumpkin spice teas before sleep and black tea blend for a morning caffeine boost.
Popular Pumpkin Spice Tea Drinks
2. Getting into a festive mood with Spiced Cider teas
Is there a better drink to enjoy the season than with a hot apple cider? In fact, there is. Apple cider enriched with cranberries, hibiscus and cinnamon. For a spicier alternative, turmeric, pepper, cinnamon and ginger will give an extra dose of heat and make cold autumn nights unforgettably warm.
Popular Spiced Cider Tea Drinks
3. Fall should always be about hot Cinnamon
Cool rainy days and nights were made to enjoy cinnamon. For a truly classical seasonal flavor, Apple Cinnamon herbal tea is all cinnamon lovers could wish for; double apples, double cinnamon, a tiny bit of rooibos and a sprinkle of marigold flowers.
Popular Cinnamon Tea Drinks
4. Sweet Caramels
Whether it is a latte or a cup of regular steaming hot tea, caramel blends are a sweet delight for autumn days and bring holiday season closer. The best of all, you can enjoy them without feeling any guilt. Crème Brulee with almonds and cinnamon is taking flavors even a bit further—where rarely any oolong tea has gone. Earthly oolong and unprocessed caramel make a great latte too, quite uncommon for an oolong tea.
Popular Caramel Tea Drinks
5. Autumn Delights
Genuine autumn tea blends need to go well with milk – even if they include fruits and herbs only. In Harvest Moon, oranges, cranberries, almonds, cinnamon, pistachios, beetroot and hibiscus make a delicious fruit blend full of autumn flavors that has absolutely no caffeine and is perfect for making an autumn fruit latte. Campfire Herbal with earthly rooibos base offer extra antioxidants wrapped in unique cinnamon orange spice flavor. Plum Spice, a blend of 8 delicious ingredients and natural flavors bring in focus plums – and adds a dash of spice for a warming feeling.
Popular Fruity Tea Drinks
6. Getting cozy with turmeric
Turmeric is one of the best ingredients to warm you up during cool days. It has antiviral, antibacterial and antioxidant properties and may help improve mood. Blended with spices and delicious coconut, chamomile and rose hips, not only does it make a wonderful autumn drink, but a tasty companion in fighting autumn depression.
Popular Turmeric Tea Drinks
7. Ginger is always a good idea
Besides turmeric, ginger is one of the best autumn teas to drink for boosting immune system, fight viruses and bacteria and soothe a sore throat and a bad cough. Together, they create a warming herbal blend suitable even for the coldest autumn nights. Ginger tastes great pure or blended with almost any type of tea.
8. Classical Chai
Chai might have become a tea for all seasons, but it is autumn that makes every cup taste even better. This ultimate spice tea comes in many types and flavors. In Kashmiri Chai warming spices and green tea blend perfectly well with frothy milk into a delicious pink autumn tea dessert. To get the pink color, boil the leaves in water for at least 10-15 minutes with a pinch of baking soda then add a cup of cold water and boil for a few more minutes. Interestingly, the pink color comes from chlorophyll reacting with baking soda, and to extract enough chlorophyll you need to boil the leaves longer than usual. However, this way you will not only be extracting chlorophyll, but EGCg too!
Bengal Chai, another traditional chai tea, is made from cinnamon, ginger, black pepper, cloves, cardamom, vanilla and black tea. Not only it’s gives a great morning boost, but also a dose of warmth for cold autumn mornings.
Popular Chai Tea Drinks
9. Indulge in chocolate flavors
There’s something special about drinking hot chocolate on a cold day. If you are looking for a rich chocolate flavor, minus the calories, tea is a wonderful alternative. With some extra almonds, cinnamon and pecan, your drink will be impossible to resist.
Popular Chocolate Tea Drinks
10. Oranges. A lot of oranges
Late autumn without oranges would never have the same charm. They are a great intro to the upcoming festive season, and delicious blended with other ingredients such as cinnamon or ginger. To make you tea even better, add a slice of fresh orange or some freshly squeezed orange juice to your tea.
Popular Orange Tea Drinks
Popular Fall Tea Recipes
Sometimes, instead of trying a premade tea blend, making your own seasonal drink at home can bring a lot of joy and fun. The best ingredient to try? Cinnamon. Check out these three easy to make cinnamon teas. The next must-try seasonal drink is pumpkin pie spice latte. If you prefer to drink your tea with milk, this tea is for you. Autumn is definitely the best season to enjoy it, especially with fresh pumpkins being easily available.
What’s your favorite autumn flavor? Share your must-try seasonal flavors in comments below.