When summer turns to fall, many individuals become depressed. My reaction is the polar opposite. It's all about change, as simple as it may sound. I enjoy the crisp air, the autumn colors, and the slower pace. And, of course, with a new season comes new cuisine and, most importantly, new teas to drink on a daily basis. Summer is for iced tea, but autumn is for Chai. There's a reason why people eat pumpkin, cinnamon, and warm gingersnap cookies in the fall: they're all a little spicy. Tea is no exception. When we first wake up, we need a little jolt, and chai provides that. It also offers the most caffeine of any black tea, which is always a plus when you need to get your day started.
Some flavors are made to make fall cheerful and tasty, from pumpkin to caramel, chocolate, and gingerbread. Even better, several of the best fall foods are high in antioxidants, which may help boost immunity in preparation for the colder months ahead. Tea can even help with fall depression by increasing Vitamin D levels, which are necessary during the short autumn days.
Nothing beats enveloping your body in a warm sweater and holding a mug of your favorite fall-flavored tea in your hands. Learn about our autumn tea flavor selections, stock up on your favorites, or try something new!
1. Black tea - This popular tea, made with fermented tea leaves, not only has the highest caffeine level, making it ideal for a morning pick-me-up, but it's also incredibly adaptable. You can drink it plain, with milk, sugar, or honey; the possibilities are unlimited. In the fall, We alternate between an Earl Grey and a great classic Chai as our favorite black tea. We’ll come to chai later but black tea as it is is great for when the weather begins to feel a little nippy. A spoonful of warm honey with a squeeze of lemon to your choice of black tea will make a delicious fall drink
We would recommend using full-bodied, rich black teas such as Assam tea for the warm and full mouthfeel during the fall season as opposed to delicate teas like the world-famous Darjeeling tea which is better suited for the Spring and Summer months.
Black tea has a higher level of oxidation than oolong, yellow, white, and green teas. Black tea has a stronger flavor than other types of tea. The leaves of the Camellia sinensis shrub (or small tree) are used in all five varieties. The species is divided into two varieties: the small-leaved Chinese variety plant, which is used for most other types of teas, and the large-leaved Assamese plant, which is historically used for black tea but has recently produced green and white teas. The beverage is known as "red tea" in China, where it was first created, due to the color of the oxidized leaves when properly processed.
2. Masala Chai - Masala chai is a tea drink produced by steeping black tea in milk and water with aromatic herbs and spices. The beverage, which originated in India, has achieved worldwide popularity and is now found in many coffee and tea shops. Although traditionally made with green cardamom pods, cinnamon sticks, ground cloves, ground ginger, and black peppercorns in a decoction with black tea leaves, retail versions include infusion tea bags, quick powdered combinations, and concentrates.
The word "chai" comes from the Hindi word "chai," which is derived from the Chinese word "cha," which means "tea." Even though the phrase masala chai refers to tea in general in the original language, this spiced drink is generally referred to as masala chai or just chai in English. Many coffee shops refer to their version as a chai latte or chai tea latte because it is created with steamed milk, similar to a caffè latte, but instead of espresso, it is combined with a spiced tea concentrate. By 1994, the word had become popular in the American coffeehouse scene.
This tea is perfect for the fall season because of the delicious spices that make the warm drink hearty, full, and flavorsome.
3. Turmeric Green tea - Green tea is manufactured from Camellia sinensis leaves and buds that have not been subjected to the same withering and oxidation processes as oolong and black teas. Green tea originated in China, but it is now grown and manufactured in a number of other East Asian countries.
Green tea comes in a range of flavors, depending on the variety of Camellia sinensis used, growing conditions, horticulture practices, production processes, and harvest timing. Despite extensive research into the potential health benefits of drinking green tea on a regular basis, there is little evidence that drinking green tea has any influence on health.
With turmeric added to your choice of green tea, it makes it a delicious fall drink to keep you warm and healthy. Check out our turmeric tea mix here!!
4. Pumpkin Spice - Flavored tea is one of the hallmarks of the fall season. Since we obviously associate certain flavors with fall, pumpkin, caramel, and cinnamon make yummy additions to your regular tea. The flavor that we think is undebatable when it comes to fall is pumpkin spice.
This tasty black tea flavor is rich and full-bodied, with spicy spice notes encircling a sweet pumpkin center. Freshly cooked pumpkin muffins are what pumpkin spice tea is reminiscent of.
Sip this warming blend of excellent black tea and seasonal spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, and cloves while snuggling up. A dash of heated milk transforms this tea into pumpkin pie in a cup, warding off the chill of the crisp, autumn season.
You might be able to imagine autumn without apples, but you'll have a hard time imagining it without pumpkins. Pumpkins are the epitome of autumnal produce. Pumpkins are fruits, and they produce the most delicious fall cocktails. Even on the gloomiest fall days, a cup of black or herbal rooibos tea combined with pumpkin pie spice will cheer you up. Before going to bed, try herbal caffeine-free pumpkin spice teas and a black tea blend for a caffeine boost in the morning.
5. Caramel tea - The second flavored tea that is a must try has to be caramel tea. Caramel blends are a sweet joy for autumn days and bring the festive season closer, whether in a latte or a cup of typical steaming hot tea. The best part is that you won't feel bad about consuming them.
This tea necessitates caramelizing the sugar before beginning the brewing process. This gives it the flavor of the special chai that many tea shops currently provide, but with evaporated milk rather than ordinary milk. Caramelizing the sugar till it turns a gorgeous amber hue is the first step in the process. The tea is then prepared in the caramelized sugar. You'll notice that caramelized sugar isn't as sweet as regular sugar, so we use more sugar than usual. If you're looking for something exceptional, this is the tea to brew.
A stick of cinnamon added to this delicious mixture makes it perfect for fall.
Try your hand at some of these delicious fall tea combinations and we recommended that the best base for you to use is the Assam black tea for all of these blends. You can select here!
Autumn is my favorite season. Accept the changes that are occurring around you and revel in the spirit of the season. Tea flavors like spicy, roasty, and caramel are perfect for the changing leaves and the impending holidays.