Sunday, 26 October 2014

Top 5 Autumn Teas

My favourite season is here. Halloween, golden brown leaves, hot tea. What's not to love? I love tea all year round but some teas taste even more delicious on a crisp autumnal day. Here are my top 5 teas to be enjoyed as the days get shorter.
Top 5 Autumn Teas
Top 5 Autumn Teas
5. Pumpkin Spice
Perhaps one of the first signs that autumn is here is when coffee shops start advertising their PSL's (Pumpkin Spiced Lattes). I'm not a coffee fan so adding a bit of cinnamon and nutmeg (that's all pumpkin spice is) does nothing for me. However, make that a tea instead and I'm all over it. I'm currently loving Teavana's Pumpkin Spice Brulee Oolong Tea. Oolong is also known as blue tea and one of the best teas for dieters.

4. Regular Black
You can't beat a good old classic cup of 'normal' tea. When you just want something comforting and homely. One of my favourites is Tetley's Blend of Both. It's made using both black and green tea so you get all the benefits of the green and the complete taste of black. Great if you aren't a green tea lover but looking for a healthy kick.

3. Rooibos
AKA Red tea. Like black tea, I find this one to be a great comforter. Naturally caffine free it's great if you're looking to try and be healthy on the lead up to Christmas. I personally like mine black (red?) but one of my best friends always has hers with milk and sugar. I really like Rooibos & Vanilla tea. Mmm. Rooibos is good for your teeth and your brain.

2. Spiced Apple
When I'm feeling fruity, hit me up with some appley goodness! One of my favourite things to do this time of year is to have a picnic (Yes, I know this is a summer activity...) and I love to fill a flask with spicy apple tea. Liquid apple pie. My favourite right now is Bluebird Tea Co's Apple Strudel which won the Great Taste Award in 2013.

Bluebird Tea Co's Apple Strudel loose leaf
Bluebird Tea Co's Apple Strudel loose leaf

1. Chai
My number one tea of them all is chai chai CHAI! Recently I've been drinking galleons of the stuff. At work when I'm behind the kiosk it stinks of chai emulating from my flash. Better than the smell of some of the customers.
The great thing about chai is that there are so many types. The ultimate of the chai kingdom in my opinion (and I've tried, many-a-chai) is teapigs Chai. However so far this season I've mostly been enjoying Bluebird Tea Co's Spiced Pumpkin Pie as well as their Mocha Chai. See! There's even a tea for you coffee lovers. Coffee, chocolate, tea and spice. Mmmm.
I find I have to add less sugar to chia too. When I made my first batch of Spiced Pumpkin Pie I added my regular amount of sugar and whoooah there tiger! I suggest you use AT MOST half your usual amount of sugar in then add more as you see fit.

So there we have it, my favourite autumn teas. Do you agree? What are your favourites?

Helen x

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2 comments:

  1. LOVE rooibos but haven't tried chai tea before and it's definitely high on my list xx

    BlondeOfCarbs

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    1. It's amazing. I'd recommend you hit up your local Starbucks and try theirs. Love at first sip.

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