Part 1 of this article gave you flavors 1 and 2. Here are the other three flavors and some treats and teas made using them:
3 Pumpkin & Other Squashes
A key member of the squash family, the pumpkin became a feature of All Hallows’ Eve which we now know as Halloween. Carved into scary (or friendly) faces and lit from within with candles or little lights, they are meant to keep away the spirits roaming around that night. What they mainly do is draw to your front door strangely attired young humans holding bags to be filled with various goodies. They are also good for turning into various goodies. Hubby has been known to make some into pies. But many other possibilities abound.
Some pumpkin treats for your tea time:
- Pumpkin Spice Scones so tasty that I personally just eat them as is.
- Pumpkin Spice Flavored Black Tea where a blend of black teas and South African rooibos plus natural pumpkin flavoring and spicy cinnamon steep up a delicious cup perfect when served hot with milk and sugar.
- Pumpkin pancakes with some melted butter, some wonderful real maple syrup (not the fake stuff), and crispy bacon on the side. (You might try substituting Tate and Lyle’s Golden Syrup for the maple syrup for a touch of British flair.)
There used to be meat in this dish but nowadays there is often not, especially in the jarred versions. They are fruits such as raisins and apples, and also spices.
Some mincemeat treats for your tea time:
- Baked goods (pies, tarts, and turnovers).
- Stuffing for your chicken or turkey.
- Filling for a crown roast of pork.
Endless possibilities here, and cinnamon, along with other spices, seems to dominate the flavor palette during Fall and on into the Winter Holiday Season.
Some cinnamon treats for your tea time:
- Cinnamon rolls, all warm and gooey with a nice drizzle of that lovely white icing.
- Cinnamon Naturally Flavored Black Tea where natural high-grown Ceylon tea meets natural cinnamon flavoring.
- Cinnamon Raisin Scones that will have you drooling before they finish baking!
- Cinnamon Honey Sticks to sweeten your tea or add to your toast instead of, or on top of, the butter.
Dive in! Fall is here!
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