A soothing caffeine-free pumpkin spice tea latte made with rooibos tea that's like fall in a mug.
Ready or not, here comes fall.
It’s the season for chunky socks and sweaters and chilly mornings or evenings spent cozied up wrapped in an over-sized throw with your hands around a warm mug. And nothing is more synonymous with fall than the comforting flavors of the season like, cinnamon, nutmeg and all those pumpkin pie spices.
Summer lemonades and iced teas give way to more soothing sips. One of my go-to cool weather drinks is this tea latte filled with pumpkin spice. It’s the perfect way to start the day on a chilly morning or wind down in the evening. I make it with Rooibos tea so I can enjoy all the seasonal flavors minus the caffeine jitters, but of course you can also make this with regular black tea if you prefer.
What does a pumpkin spice tea latte taste like?
It’s smooth and silky without being overly rich, with a mild and pleasantly warming spiciness from cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and a hint of anise. A spoonful of pumpkin purée rounds out the pumpkin pie flavors and coconut milk keeps things dairy-free while adding a wonderful creaminess. Richly flavored but evenly balanced, with just enough sweetness and spice, it’s like fall in a mug.
Now if you’re wondering about the throw you see, it’s this one by Boll & Branch. The gorgeous pumpkin color is a limited edition of their 100% organic cotton cable knit throws, and it’s super cozy and comfortable. I really appreciate a company that goes to the extra effort of producing quality goods that are eco-friendly, non-toxic and ethically sourced and produced and that’s exactly what they do, (read more about their story here) so I’m pleased to partner with Boll & Branch today to offer you a first look at their newest limited edition throw for fall.
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A soothing caffeine-free pumpkin spice tea latte made with rooibos tea, that's like fall in a mug.
- 1 rooibos tea bag
- 1 cup/240ml filtered water for brewing
- ¼ cup/60ml coconut milk
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ⅛th teaspoon ground cloves
- ⅛th teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ⅛th teaspoon ground anise
- 1 Tablespoon/15ml maple syrup
- 1 Tablespoon/15g pumpkin purée
- Bring 1 cup of water to a boil in a small saucepan. Place tea bag in saucepan and brew covered for 5 minutes. Press on tea bag and discard.
- Add coconut milk, vanilla extract cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg anise, maple syrup and pumpkin puree to saucepan, whisk to combine and bring to a simmer.
- Pour hot mixture into blender and blend on high until smooth and frothy.
- Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 24mgCarbohydrates: 20gFiber: 2gSugar: 13gProtein: 1g
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Sylvie Shirazi is the recipe developer and food photographer behind Gourmande in the Kitchen. For the last 10 years she's been making eating more healthfully easy and accessible with gluten-free, grain-free, paleo and vegan recipes that are free from processed ingredients.