Warm Up This Fall With A Delicious Hot Tea
Cooler days are settling in around Virginia, and you might find yourself looking for something hot and tasty to help you stay warm when the temperature drops. Nothing takes the bite out of that autumn chill like a cup of hot tea, so try out these fragrant and flavorful recipes.
If you really want to embrace the season, you can steep your tea with the most prevalent flavors of autumn. There’s no reason for lattes to get all the attention in the fall, and pumpkin spice tea can easily be made at home. This hot tea also packs a lower calorie count than the milk-and-coffee concoction, with all the characteristic nutmeg, clove, and cinnamon present and accounted for. Cider is also in season, and the autumn spiced apple tea can be the perfect start or fitting end to a peaceful fall day with its soothing taste and evocative aroma.
While green may be fading from the leaves outside, you can still add a splash of verdant color to your day with a vanilla green tea. Rich matcha powder adds both taste and nutrition with a wide array of minerals, while sugar and vanilla extract gives it a subtle sweetness. If you don’t have a milk frother in your kitchen, you can plunge milk in a French press like a butter churner, and the motion will yield a light frothiness that can sit on top of your hot beverage of choice. If you fall in love with this recipe, decent milk frothers are now refreshingly affordable and widely available.
Spice Things Up
Cinnamon is traditionally included in a long list of fall and winter recipes for good reason. Its versatility allows it to blend well with sweet, creamy, and even savory foods, and it can also star as the key ingredient in a hot drink like this throat-coating cinnamon tea. Cinnamon can also add a warm and cozy note to chai tea, or even a spiced orange tea if you prefer a hint of citrus.
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