It’s that time of year again. Pumpkin Spice Everything!!! But for those of us who aren’t the biggest pumpkin fans and look for a Pumpkin Spice Chai alternative this fall, there are other robust flavors that make a perfect tea for those crisp fall mornings. Here are just 3 of our favorites to consider.
1. Pine Smoke – Lapsang Souchong drinkers will recognize this immediately. Lapsang Souchong is pine smoked tea and the oldest known black tea from China. For those of us who have a habit of rotating our teas from season to season, nothing warms me up on a crisp fall morning like Lapsang Souchong. It is reminiscent of the smell of an early morning camp fire. If you are comfortable with the smell, the tea itself is has a smooth and full mouth feel and slightly sweet finish. There’s also our Dominion Caravan blend which offers a bit more complexity and less smokiness.
2. Ginger – As temperatures drop, spicy flavors become more popular. Ginger’s warmth and slight bite make it both a soothing and spicy alternative to Pumpkin Spice Chai. When combined with green tea, it gives you the warming sensation of ginger with the lighter flavor of green tea. This is a refreshing pick-me-up without the heaviness that often accompanies a chai tea. Ginger Biscuits is our favorite because it is combined with lemon myrtle and lemon grass to give it a sweet finish.
3. Maple – Maple tea brings with it the taste and smell of maple syrup. Yes, you can have maple syrup year round, but the combination of maple with a hearty Indian tea base brings a smooth and warming cup. It also brings up all the memories of baking and the delicious goodies like maple cinnamon rolls and pancakes with maple syrup. So add Highland Maple to list of teas to try this fall.
So whether Pumpkin Spice Chai is your favorite fall flavor or you want to try something else, there are plenty of other fall flavors that give you the spicy and warmth also present in this tea. So expand your list of fall teas and enjoy the season.