Fall Tea Parties need a little spice

Tea on a suuny Autumn day

Autumn is here in all its glory and, personally, I couldn’t be happier!  I find that the beginning of every season prompts me to declare that this is my favorite season.  And this is Autumn is no different.  We’re fortunate to live in the Northeast where the seasons are so clearly defined.  As Summer is slowly fading away, I have very fond memories of the fun times and special adventures, but now it’s time to embrace the spectacular Fall foliage and the cooler temperatures while we prepare for, hopefully, a snowy Winter.  I’ve been enjoying these warm Fall afternoons, sipping a cup of tea in the sunshine while I look at the distant trees and enjoy the colorful baskets of mums beside me.  I hope you have been equally enjoying this blessed season.

Fall teacup stack & candy corn (Kay Ellen Hammar). #china #dishes #fall #autumn #tea #teacup #tablesetting #decor #table #party #elegant #pretty #chic:

Teacups filled with Candy Corn

If you’re preparing for Autumn tea parties see our Pinterest page: Autumn Fall Tea Party that has some fantastic ideas.   Also pick up a copy of the latest issue of Teatime Magazine and visit their Pinterest page to see glorious recipes and table setting suggestions.

This Fall we have added 4 more teas to our line that embody the essence of this season; Apple Cinnamon French Toast, Apple Sage, and Salty Caramel Pumpkin.  Click here to see all our Fall flavored teas.

tea infused recipe

Pumpkin Chai Bread made with Chai masala (spiced tea)

Chai Masala

Chai Masala – Black tea & spices

Spiced tea blends are delicious to drink, of course, but they also are a welcome addition in your favorite recipes.  Want to try something new?  There are numerous recipes on line using spiced teas in breads, muffins, cookies and more.

Below are some other suggestions for adding a little spice to your day.  You can make them with our Chai Black tea, Mulling Spices, or our Herbal Chai Masala blend.

Chai Spiced Sugar

Spiced SugarChai Spiced Sugar

Grind mulling spices or chai masala tea in a spice mill or clean coffee grinder.  Put sugar in a 1 quart mason jar filling 1/3 way add 1 or 2 Tbsp of ground mulling spices or chai masala tea and then add more sugar on top.  Leave a few inches at the top of the jar, cap it and store in a cool, dry place.  Every day stir the spices and sugar to infuse the flavor throughout.  After about 1 week the sugar usually has been infused with a lot of the flavor. Use this spiced sugar to roll molasses cookies or sugar cookies in, add to hot beverages (it’s great in tea), and any recipe that you feel needs a little spicing up!

Fall Syrup

herbal chai masala

Herbal Chai Masala – this blend has all the spices you need to make your own version of the traditional Chai drinks

Spiced Syrup

Simmer mulling spices or chai masala tea in maple syrup for 5 minutes.  Strain and refrigerate.  Use within 2 weeks on pancakes, waffles, drizzled over ice cream or in any of your favorite recipes.

Fall Cider

Spiced Cider

Mulling Spices

Mulling Spices

Simmer your fresh apple cider in our aromatic mulling spices and you’ll have a delicious drink and a heavenly smelling kitchen!

Fall Tea

Wishing you have a wonderful, delicious aromatic Autumn!

Cyndi Harron
Cyndi Harron
Cyndi Harron
Cyndi Harron is the co-owner of Simpson & Vail, Inc., a family owned and operated tea company.

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