Hi everyone! How’s your Wednesday going? Abby & I went leaf hunting this morning (yes, it’s for work, yes I was actually collecting leaves, no I did not jump in a big fat pile of them, there aren’t enough on the ground yet for that – but I plan on doing so as soon as possible!)
I wasn’t actually sure what I was going to post today. I had a Pumpkin Spice Latte at work earlier, but I didn’t feel like reviewing that (and I kind of already touched base with it in my review on Bean Around Books’ Pumpkin Spice Tea – you can check out that post here! Woohoo! https://beanaroundbooksteablog.wordpress.com/2015/09/17/tea-at-a-glance-pumpkin-spice-tea/
But then I had an epiphany – seeing as it’s the first day of Fall, why not put up a Fall recipe involving tea? Yum Yum Yum!
Turning to the magical, wondrous black hole of pinning and clicking doom, better known as Pinterest ( aka every basic white girl’s and/or stay-at-home mom’s and/or working mom’s and/or pretty much every woman on the planet’s best friend), I found a delicious recipe for Autumn Tea, which I modified to include Bean around Books’ Pumpkin Spice Tea (GO READ MY REVIEW!). Read on to find out how you can make Autumn Tea in your very own home!
The original recipe is off of stockpilingmom.com (what are you a bunch of hoarders?). This recipe is vegan and gluten free and involves ingredients that you probably already all have in your home ( so the only money you’ll be spending is on our natural, organic Pumpkin Spice Tea. Support local business! You rock!)
- 5 tea bags (I recommend Bean Around Books’ Pumpkin Spice Tea)
- 5 cups of boiling water
- 5 cups of unsweetened apple juice
- 2 cups of cranberry juice
- 1/2 cup of sugar ( or more to taste)
- 1/3 cup of lemon juice
- 1/4 cup of pumpkin pie spice
- A dash of cinnamon
- Place tea bags in a large heat-proof bowl.
- Add boiling water.
- Cover & steep for 8 minutes.
- Discard tea bags.
- Add the remaining ingredients. Stir until sugar is dissolved.
- Serve warm or cold over ice.
This recipe makes 3 quartz, which is roughly 9 cups of tea. A good amount if you’re having company over! Or if you want to make it for just you and your family, you can also half the recipe. The link to the recipe is here: http://www.stockpilingmoms.com/2013/10/autumn-tea-recipe/#_a5y_p=102961
That’s it for me today folks! Tonight we have our Death Cafe at Bean Around Books & Tea, at 7:00pm, so that’s my plan for my Wednesday evening. What are you getting up to? A quiet night in? Maybe make a cup of Autumn Tea then hmm? 😉
Cheers & thanks for reading! Lindsay 🙂