Happy Friday friends! Let’s kick off this Canadian Thanksgiving weekend with a bevvie mkay?
When I think of fall I think of all the usual suspects like pumpkins, apples, pretty leaves and everything so cozy. But this time of year also makes me think of delicious and cozy fall drinks. I mean is there anything better than enjoying a delicious spicy fall drink on a sunny & gorgeous fall day? Pumpkin Spice Latte anyone?
Or how about a Simple Spice Tea?
Adding spices like cloves and cinnamon takes a regular cup of tea to the next level by making it a festive and delicious cup of comfort. This tea tastes like fall in a mug. Bursting with flavour without all the calories. I realize a recipe for tea may not be necessary, but I’ve learned that sometimes it’s just nice to have some inspiration to get out of the same old same old we do every day. I enjoy black tea with a little milk and sugar, but after a while it can get a little boring. By thinking outside the usual, you can enjoy favourites with a twist…with more spice and flavour!
As you can see I like my tea strong, so I steep it for a few minutes, but if you like a light tea flavour just steep your tea for less time. I really enjoy this tea because it’s full of delicious spice flavour, and because I use decaf black tea, I can drink this all day long. This is a really nice alternative to mid-afternoon coffee urges! It’s warm, delicious and so cozy.
Spice Tea Recipe
- 1 cup water
- fresh orange zest
- 1 cinnamon stick
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 3 cloves whole or a generous pinch of ground cloves
- 1 black tea bag
- In a saucepan combine 1 cup of water, the orange zest, cinnamon stick, ground cinnamon and cloves. Let simmer for a few minutes.
- Add the tea bag to a mug or small tea pot.
- Using a tea strainer, pour the hot spice mixture through the strainer into the mug, and add more hot water to fill the mug.
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Now for even more deliciousness, today I teamed up with 9 other fabulous Canadian bloggers to share some festive fall drinks! We all came together to give you 9 delicious drink options for fall! How delicious do all of these bevvies look?! Make sure to pop in and grab a recipe or two or 10! 🙂
The drinks from top left to right are: