Fall is such a beautiful time of the year. The leaves transform into gorgeous shades of orange, yellow and red, and the air becomes a little chillier. It’s cider weather!
A tea I have been enjoying a lot lately to celebrate the season is Teavana’s Mulled Pomegranate Cider. Apple cider is tradition and will always be fall to me, but there’s something about this tea that’s just so cozy and makes me feel at home — like wearing my favorite cozy sweater on a walk through the park, or curled up on the couch with a cozy blanket, enjoy a good book while wind seeps through the open door.
With cinnamon, apple pieces, hibiscus flowers, carob pieces, ginger, grapes, natural flavor, elderberries, pomegranate seeds, black pepper, black currants, raspberries, cardamom, cloves, red currants and blueberries, there’s a lot of flavor packed into each cup of this tea. It doesn’t actually have tea in it — it’s herbal, so it’s great for winding down at the end of the day with your favorite fall time movie, without sugar or caffeine that could lead to insomnia.
Cinnamon and Pomegranate are the main flavor notes I noticed, through the hibiscus comes out at the end. I was surprised to read that there were carob pieces in the mix, because I didn’t taste that at all, but I guess it’s just another ingredient that makes this tea great.
To prepare this tea, add 1 1/2 tea spoons into an infuser and brew for 5 minutes, and enjoy. Iced, it’s a refreshing beverage to wake you up gently in the morning. But my favorite way to enjoy this pomegranate herbal blend is hot. While it’s great for fall, this tea is great to enjoy throughout the winter as well, because it’s cinnamon spiciness is reminiscent of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What falltime tea are you enjoying right now? Let me know in the comments below!