Flavor of Life

After a long and quite interesting summer (looking at you Brood X cicadas), the fall season is finally upon us as the wind gets chillier and the leaves begin to drift quietly to the ground. Chillier weather allows for the perfect tea drinking weather. The English Tea Store has a whole new slew of autumn teas to surprise and delight you as we enter the last quarter of the year.

Autumn brings apples to the table as it reaches peak season. Some familiar favorites like Mercedes Apple Spice and Apple Black Tea return to whisk you away to cool and breezy orchards. Then there are the new ones like sweet and zesty Apple Ginger Rooibos, refreshingly spicy Orchard Fresh Chai tea, and sweet yet mellow Baked Apple Rooibos. Bring some with you in a travel cup when you’re out on a walk or on a hayride.

Fall brings about a melange of fragrant and soothing scents of familiar spices like cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg. Chai teas are always a big hit during the Autumn months with its piquant flavor and appetizing aroma.  Try this latte recipe with your favorite chai or any tea you like.

1-2 bags or teaspoons of chai tea (if using loose leaf, be sure to use a proper strainer, infuser, or filter)

4-8 ounces of water

12-16 ounces of milk (you can use dairy, almond, oatmilk, etc)

1-2 tablespoons of honey, agave nectar, or simple syrup to taste

  1. Boil the water in a saucepan to a rolling boil (if you have a thermometer, 212 degrees Fahrenheit or 100 degrees Celsius is ideal for Chai) and infuse the tea for 5 minutes.
  1. Reduce the heat to medium and add sweetener and milk.
  1. Using a whisk, stir the tea until you get a little froth. To give your latte a more frothy feel, use a frother or an immersion blender for just a few seconds.
  1. Pour into a cup and enjoy!

You can also try this with our pumpkin tea to get a pumpkin spice tea latte! Garnish with pumpkin pie spice for a fun twist!

-CD

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