Cold, wet, days and long, dark, evenings might not be ideal when it comes to venturing into the great outdoors, but being inside with a cup of Autumn loose leaf tea can be just as much fun, not to mention extremely relaxing.
As with the shift in seasons, our tastes can change at this time of year too, and that includes the teas we choose to drink.
While spring and summer might see us opt for the fresh taste of peppermint or lemongrass, the darker and colder nights are perfect for the wide variety of Autumn loose leaf teas which are on the market.
So as the trees turn from green to beautiful golden hues and the crispness in the air signals that summer is well and truly over, this is the perfect time to stay inside with a brew that oozes apples, cinnamon, spices and warm, nutty, flavours, capturing the essence of Autumn.
Cinnamon, ginger, turmeric, nutmeg and cloves are just some of the ingredients that are perfect for creating warming teas in the colder months and can all be found in the huge variety of products we offer.
Here’s a look at just some of the options available and just what makes them an ideal choice for this time of the year.
Spiced Green Tea
This is an aromatic tea that smells as wonderful as it tastes while being ideal for any time of day and pretty much every occasion; not to mention ideal for those who love green tea and still want to experience an autumnal blend.
Something of a staple when it comes to Autumn loose leaf teas, as well as being more caffeinated than Black tea should you need a little kick on those cold mornings, Spiced Green Tea is a must for anyone’s collection for this time of the year.
This tea blends mellow green Sencha leaves with cinnamon sticks, almond flakes and star anise to create the perfect warming brew for those dark winter evenings.
Rooibos is a full-flavoured, naturally caffeine free tea that grows only in South Africa’s remote Cederberg mountains and is known for its powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.
Gently hydrating and low in tannin, it has long been valued for its natural goodness and is pretty much perfect for a refreshing brew to chase away those winter blues.
Caffeine free, with a sweet, yet malty flavour, Rooibos works with or without milk and can be made into a delicious tea latte.
The colourful and abundant blend of savoury and spicy ingredients makes this one of the most popular Autumn loose teas on the market and as soon as it passes your lips you’ll know exactly why.
Butter Truffle Tea is an exciting tea creation for the sweet tooth and is the perfect first tea to try if you’ve only previously tried the breakfast variety and want to venture into the world of loose leaf tea.
A combination of amarettini biscuits, cardamom and almond flakes makes this a truly luxurious drink, with it’s buttery, smooth finish it’s delicious both on its own and with a dash of milk.
Try our range of Autumn loose leaf teas
Ultimately, which Autumn loose leaf tea you opt for is down to you and experimenting with flavours and blends is all part of the fun.
You can find out more about our range of loose leaf tea products, and how you can treat yourself or friends with our quality tea here: All Loose Leaf Tea