There are certain questions in life that demand you take a definite stance. Are you a dog person or a cat person? Toilet paper under the roll or over the roll? Coffee or tea? For most of the year, I am coffee all the way. I mean, I have even painted signs about my love of coffee. Hot tea is nice when I have the flu, but otherwise I don’t really drink much of it. Until Fall, that is. Something about the dipping temps just makes me want to snuggle in under a cable knit blanket with a good book in one hand and warm cup of tea in the other.
This year, I decided to combine a comforting cup of hot tea with my absolute favorite fall beverage, apple cider. I get excited when my kids’ schools have field trips to the apple farm because that means I can grab a gallon of fresh pressed apple cider and a few cake donuts before we leave. The tea recipe that I created combines delicious flavors of fall to make a tasty, warm drink.
While you can make this tea using whatever tea you have in your pantry, it is especially good with a pumpkin tea blend. Several tea manufacturers sell pumpkin teas. Here are just a few I found online (affiliate links below):
You will also need apple cider NOT apple juice and pumpkin puree. You can either try making your own fresh pumpkin puree or you can use the canned version, just don’t accidentally use pumpkin pie filling. The pie filling has extra ingredients that would taste strange in a tea.
Serve your pumpkin cider tea in a large mug or split it between two smaller mugs and share with a friend! Pair up the tea with one of the delicious recipes from my Pumpkin, Apple, and Cinnamon round-up for the perfect tea time!
- 1/4 c pure pumpkin
- 8 oz pumpkin tea
- 3/4 c apple cider
- 1/2 tsp honey
- Add all ingredients together in a saucepan. Heat the mixture over medium heat until the pumpkin is dissolved and the liquids are heated through, stirring occasionally