As the leaves turn golden and scarves emerge from summer storage, cravings tend to arise for a steaming mug full of warm, comforting tea. Luckily, there’s a bountiful array of blends ready for sampling this autumn. Read on for our thoughts on the best tea blends for fall and enjoy the art of discovering your next favorite cup.
FALL TEA BLENDS
It stands to reason that the best time to enjoy any food or drink is when it’s in season. That’s why we eat hearty soups, stews, and roasts made with winter vegetables in the colder months, and light summer fruits and salads when it’s warm out. The same can be said of fall tea flavors: while spring and summer call for bright iced tea and fruity, floral blends, the crisp fall weather calls for warm, soothing teas to ease us through the equinox. So, as we finish off the light herbal tisanes and bold fruit flavors we’ve been enjoying all summer, our attention turns to spicier flavor profiles with more complexity.
Some of the more popular ingredients in fall teas mirror the spices that spike in popularity at coffee shops around this time of year, like nutmeg, cinnamon, clove, and ginger. As the holiday season approaches, it’s fun to savor the contrast between the warmth in our cup and the cool air around us when we step outdoors. Tall glasses of iced tea are replaced by chai (the Hindi word for “tea”) lattes blended with masala (the Hindi word for “spices”) in golden hues that echo the colors of the season. Vanilla, cocoa, and even turmeric invite us to savor every sip as the year rounds the corner into its final season.
THE CHAKRA COLLECTION
Tea Forte’s Chakra Collection brings together a quintet of flavor profiles perfect for fall: Ginger Guru Chai, Mate Mantra Chai, Roobios Raja Chai, Turmeric Tantra Chai, and Vanilla Veda Chai. Comforting and distinctive, the collection celebrates the Indian tradition of masala chai, created with aromatic spices and meant to encourage a calm sense of well-being. Each blend is organic and certified Kosher, and has its own unique characteristics.
Ginger Guru Chai is a ginger-forward blend that’s fruity, sweet, and pleasantly spicy. Mate Mantra Chai, enhanced with top notes of cocoa and spice, is energizing yet rooted. Roobios Raja Chai is a uniquely sweet herbal tisane with hints of apple and pepper, while Turmeric Tantra Chai is a complex, soothing blend of lively spices and licorice. The familiar flavors of Vanilla Veda Chai round out the Chakra Collection with classic spices and, of course, a warming touch of vanilla. All the best teas for fall can be found together in this carefully curated selection.
FALL FRUITS & SPICES
For those turning over a new leaf and incorporating tea into their daily rituals, indulging in seasonal favorites is a great place to start. In the fall, rich, comforting blends with a balance of sweetness and spice are an inviting way to begin the day or unwind as the clock ticks down.
Lattes made with espresso and pumpkin spice are synonymous with autumn, but Tea Forte's Pumpkin Spice blend, available only during the fall season, is a perfect alternative to the nervous energy too much caffeine can cause. Made with elegant black tea and a trio of classic fall spices -- cinnamon, ginger, and clove -- this warming tea can transport the imagination to the cafe around the corner or a cabin in the woods as the leaves turn gold.
As the weather turns crisp and cravings kick in for cold-weather comforts like hot tea and apple pie, Tea Forte's Harvest Apple Spice blend is a cozy concoction of juicy apple spice, notes of rich berries and a hint of oak. This deep red herbal tisane is caffeine-free, making it a perfect bedtime blend to curl up with at night (or enjoy any time of day).
Whichever fall flavors you enjoy the most, they’re bound to be found among Tea Forte’s extensive selection of blends. Find your new favorite fall tea flavors here.