Fall Is in the Air at Tea Time!

Apples bring that Fall crispness to your tea time. (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
Apples bring that Fall crispness to your tea time. (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)

Fall is in the air, and tea time shows it. From the choice of teas served to the flavors of the foods with a harvest theme, tea time is a great way to celebrate the change of seasons.

Fall Tea Time Teas

While warmer temps lead people to lighter flavored teas, as the weather cools the tastebuds say “Gimme that stronger tasting tea!” So, how do you answer this clarion call from your gustatory perceptorial devices? Try a few of these on for size:

  • Cinnamon naturally flavored black tea loose leaf A black tea mildly spiced with a refreshing cinnamon flavor. The tea is a high grown Ceylon tea from estates at more than 5500 feet above sea level.
  • Apple Spice naturally flavored black tea loose leaf This tea has the lively fruity flavor of fresh orchard apples with delicious cinnamon notes. The tea is a high grown Ceylon tea from estates at more than 5500 feet above sea level.
  • Loose Leaf Tea – Yorkshire Harrogate — A blended black tea with a full body and a deep, rich flavor that takes milk well and delivers a lightly astringent infusion. A perfect tea to sip while you’re curling up with a good book on a cool Fall day.
Especially good for a Fall tea time, Yorkshire Harrogate will please your palate. (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
Especially good for a Fall tea time, Yorkshire Harrogate will please your palate. (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
  • Golden Heaven Yunnan China Black Tea – Loose Leaf — A delicious tea that’s outstanding with milk or sugar, as it helps to capture the malty character. Composed of tippy, neat, wiry, and well-made leaves, this tea is characterized by its shape, color, aroma, and malty taste. A bright reddish cup with a brisk, fragrant aroma.
  • Cinnamon Sibu Loose Leaf Green Tea — A sweet and spicy blend of green tea, cinnamon pieces, rose petals and natural flavors. A delicious tea with dessert or alone.
  • Flavored Black Tea – Loose Leaf – Holiday Spice — A refreshing, medium black tea with natural flavors of cinnamon, orange, and clove. Available year-round but especially good for a Fall tea time. Try it with a little sugar and milk for a wonderful taste experience!
Holiday Spice Black Tea gets your tastebuds primed! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
Holiday Spice Black Tea gets your tastebuds primed! (Photo source: A.C. Cargill, all rights reserved)
  • Scottish Caramel Toffee Pu-erh Tea – Loose Leaf — A truly unique blend of flavors from Scotland and China, with the musty, earthy character of pu-erh combined with the sweetness of caramel and toffee, delivering a sweet, burnt, sugary flavor that’s a perfect blend.
  • Pumpkin Spice Flavored Black Tea – Loose Leaf — A blend of black teas and South African rooibos, using natural pumpkin flavoring and spicy notes of cinnamon. Absolutely perfect when served hot with milk and sugar.

Of course, you need the right foods to go with them to give your tea time that true Fall atmosphere.

Fall Tea Time Foods

The first thing that comes to the mind of many folks here is pumpkin. Another is squash. Then, there are apples, corn, and other crops typically harvested at this time of year.

Sticky Fingers Pumpkin Spice Scone Mix (Photo source: The English Tea Store)
Sticky Fingers Pumpkin Spice Scone Mix (Photo source: The English Tea Store)
  • Corn dishes — corn chowder, cornbread, corn pudding.
  • Pumpkin and cinnamon — Just about anything flavored with pumpkin and cinnamon, including pies, cupcakes, chai lattés, and scones.
  • Apple dishes — fritters and pies, plus jellies and cider.
  • Sweet potato dishes — pie, casserole, fritters, etc.
  • Squash dishes — Baked squash, squash soup
  • Fig Preserves — Not sure why, but figs just seem right for a Fall tea time. And fig preserves are great on some nice hot-from-the-oven biscuits. Sweet, fruity, and very much Fall!
  • British-style puddings like Auntys Sticky Toffee Pudding 110g (a traditional steamed sponge with dates smothered in a delicious toffee sauce) and my favorite Aunty’s Chocolate Fudge Steamed Pudding – 110g (a traditionally steamed moist chocolate sponge smothered in a delicious fudge sauce).
  • Chocolate! (as if there was any time of year when this would not be a great item to have) Some pairing tips.

Put several together for your own gift basket. Then, give it to yourself (or to a friend or neighbor and then invite yourself over) and have a great Fall tea time!

Fall Harvest Snacker Gift Basket (Photo source: The English Tea Store)
Fall Harvest Snacker Gift Basket (Photo source: The English Tea Store)

See also:
Fall Is Just Around the Corner
Tea Moments — Hubby Bakes Some Pies
The Possibilities of Young Pu-erh Tea
Yes, It’s Fall Teatime Again
Spicing Up Your Autumn Teatime
“Leaf Peeping” Tea Party
Harvest Time Hurrahs!
Winding Down Summer with Tea
Tea Moment — That Fall-time Frame of Mind
Apple-Flavored Teas and Tisanes
Tea Time and Sticky Toffee Pudding
Pumpkins and Tea
Tea and Candy Corn
Making a Pumpkin Pie for Tea Time

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